Knitwear often appears in winter looks, but for the summer, lovers of hand knitwear will be able to find interesting solutions. Why should a knitted summer dress appear in the wardrobe? Just look at the fashion collections of Missoni and Michael Kors to make sure that knitwear rules the show. But first, let’s decide how to choose a dress according to the figure.
Choose by body type
Knitwear perfectly envelops and takes the shape of the body. For this reason, a knitted dress always fits the figure well, but does not always color it. So, ladies with magnificent forms are contraindicated in dresses with voluminous knitted elements — braids, plaits, bumps. Not all women look melange and sectional knitting, although the right pattern can visually improve the proportions.
A tight-fitting knitted dress is suitable exclusively for young women of fashion with a slender physique. In all other cases, you should choose a free cut and soft texture.
Girls with a lush bust fit dresses in the Greek style. If the legs are beautiful and slender, then the outfit can be shortened. For owners of lush hips, products with an elongated flared skirt or flowing dresses with an asymmetrical edge are recommended.
If you have a wide waist, a trapeze dress will do. You should not wear an openwork dress on a naked body. In this case, an additional cover is required or a lining is sewn on.
TOP 4 styles of knitted dresses
Knitting for the summer must be light, breathable and pleasant to the body. Knit mainly from cotton, bamboo, viscose. Sometimes linen, lyocell, silk are used. As for the most interesting styles of summer dresses, there are several of them:
- tunic dress — the easiest and most comfortable option for the summer. A tunic dress will help out on the beach and in your everyday wardrobe. However, for the beach, you can choose an openwork model, and the street look will benefit from a more modest outfit with separate lace elements. The tunic dress features a loose fit, mini length and one-piece sleeves. The mesh tunic can only be worn with a cover;
- in boho style – summer knitted dresses in boho style look fantastic. Knitted elements alternate with ribbon decor or fabric inserts. Knitted lace made of cotton and linen threads of an unbleached shade looks especially beautiful. The dresses themselves can be short or medium length, but maxi models with a flared skirt look really bohemian and aristocratic. Wearing such an outfit is with a hat and wedge shoes;
- baby dol style — puppet dresses of a fitted silhouette with a short flared skirt and a wing sleeve or a flashlight are in demand among young fashionistas. Knitted texture adds charm to the product. Often dresses of this kind are made in cream, pink and beige colors. Delicate color, openwork knitting and a folded skirt make the look a little naive, but charming;
- «bat» — For summer, cotton or viscose dresses with a pencil skirt and one-piece sleeves are suitable. For women of a slender build, a batwing cut in combination with a boat neck is suitable. Even more boldly looks like a dress with a lowered shoulder. Women with curvaceous shapes are more suitable option with a deep triangular neck. Batwing dresses look better without a pattern, but a slight sheen of lurex thread will make the product more elegant.
A knitted dress must be worn correctly. Gladiator sandals, a hobo bag or a bag are suitable for a shortened outfit like a tunic, and flip flops, a textile or wicker bag, and a wide-brimmed hat may well appear in a beach look.
Appropriate accessories are suitable for a boho-style dress: textile or suede bags, cloche hats, ballet flats, pantolets or sandals. There is no need to combine several knitted items in one image at once, although the boho style favors hand knitting. Complement the ensemble with a chiffon cape or scarf.
A dress made of unbleached linen yarn will suit wooden bracelets and pendants, woven leather jewelry. A free-cut dress can be complemented with a wide belt with perforations or decor made of stones and beads.
Romantic accessories will suit the coquettish baby-dol dress. A cropped dress in a powdery or milky shade will complement a light denim jacket in blue tones. Fashionistas will be able to try on perforated or openwork summer boots — they are best combined with doll outfits and do not seem pretentious. Shiny sandals or patent leather pumps will also be in place, especially if the image is made up for a date. In your everyday wardrobe there is a place for suede ballet flats or textile slip-ons. The bag is selected compact and concise.