Repeat after me: summer is a state of mind! Living in a tropical country certainly helps that thought, where heat doesn't run too far astray, whatever month it may be. Getting in the sunshine mood—regardless of what the calendar says—can be as easy as donning a summer-approved dress to kick things into gear.
And we aren’t the only ones obsessed with slipping on summer-esque frocks all-year long. In fact, it’s our local celebs that have inspired us to make dresses our go-to for whatever season! Scroll down below for the 10 celebrity-approved dresses that’ll keep you looking cool and cute any time.
10 Celebrity OOTDs For Summer-Themed Dresses All Year Round
1. Sofia Andres
We know what you’re thinking: long-sleeves but summer-inspired? It can totally work, for as long as you pick the right pieces! Make sure to choose light, breezy fabrics as seen on this Charina Sarte cotton dress. You can also opt for bright colors since they don’t absorb light and heat like black pieces usually do, and it’ll also give some life to your summer closet.
Ikat Swing Dress in Yellow and Sand, P18,000, CHARINA SARTE, charinasarte.com
TRY: Embroidered cotton dress, P3995, MANGO, shop.mango.com/ph
2. Dimples Romana
This blooming mommy looks absolutely divine in this true vintage lace piece. The see-through fabric creates a romantic, goddess-like look that’s airy enough for the summer vibes. A piece like this is timeless, and so it’ll work for even the colder season!
TRY: Lace Trim Midi Dress, P4995, ZARA, zara.com
3. Kylie Verzosa
For a dainty OOTD, you can never go wrong with a patterned dress. The little bouquet patterns on this piece adds a subtle, delicate quality to the casual, flowy structure. Another tip for wearing summer-y long-sleeved dresses is to look for one with cutouts, like this one that lets your waist and lower back breathe.
Purple Summer Time Dress (for pre-order), P1350, BY CAMILLA, bycamilla.co
4. Jessy Mendiola
A bodycon maxi dress works wonders for a look that’s both simple and sultry! While dark coffee brown isn’t a color typically associated with summer, it is perfect for neutral lovers and a great alternative to black. This also makes the dress a classic piece that can be worn all year round.
Coco Dress in Coffee Brown, Price available upon request, GUANZA, Instagram
5. Solenn Heusaff
You bet we’re copying this look by the sunkissed queen herself! This Shona Joy floral printed dress is super chic and feminine. This dress is a great choice for those who don’t typically reach out for prints since the floral pattern is not too summer-y, so it can be worn for just about any occasion.
TRY: MAMA V-neck dress in Cream/Floral, P2290, H&M, hm.com
6. Sarah Lahbati
Here’s another sultry outfit for hot and cold nights! For those who still want to stick to the black pieces but want to stay fresh, this one’s a good option. The lace detail, waist cutouts, and backless design makes this the perfect cool-girl LBD. Wear this with your best heels and you’re ready to take the nightlife by storm!
Guipure Mini dress in Black, P19,000, CHARINA SARTE, charinasarte.com
TRY: Cutout Fit & Flare Mini Dress, P1795, FOREVER 21, Zalora
7. Loisa Andalio
Want a dress with subtle definition and added height, while still looking simple and casual? Short, ruched bodices can create the illusion of longer legs, and combining that with long, smooth skirts can double that effect.
Puff Sleeve Casual Smock Dress in Blush, P799, Penshoppe, Shopee
8. Sue Ramirez
For a true statement piece, go for bold prints and patterns, like this one Sue dons! Indigenous prints are great for creating a sophisticated but fun look that works for all ages. Wear it with a matching bandana and sneakers for a casual look, or pair it with chunky gold jewelry and sandals for some glam!
Bini Dress, Price available upon request, LOKAL HOME ART FASHION, Instagram
TRY: Rudyard Dress, P1390, THE BRANCHE PH, thebrancheph.com
9. Jane De Leon
Be the epitome of sunshine with a super sweet checkered dress! The checker print helps create a youthful, fun look while being easy to pair with other pieces. Get one in a lively color palette like Jane does to bring out that fresh vibe, or try out a darker color for a skater-chic fit.
TRY: Gary Dress, P1695, POP CHIC, popchic.com.ph
10. Kira Balinger
We’re sure you’ve got some birthday invites any season. An easy way to look like the picture of elegance is by wearing a puff-sleeved mini dress! Puff sleeves are reminiscent of royalty, which is why it’s perfect for dressing to impress. Keep accessories on the smaller side for a refined, classy look.
Poppy Dress in Dove White, Price available upon request, EÌ€ Z E BY LINDSEY RIVERA, Instagram