6 under $100; A Summer Dress online shopping expedition

I love dresses, adore them, though I don’t wear them as often as I would like to because I can’t be bothered to shave my legs- oh dear.  I probably have half my wardrobe taken up by frocks of different sizes, styles, colours and cuts and much to my husbands dismay, I am always on the lookout for another one to add to my collection.  So here are the dresses I either have in my closet already- and love- or are on my wishlist for the holiday/ end of year/ party season.  

The Miracle Dress by Passion Queensland from Tulio for $69.95 (also available from White Haven Emporium)

As soon as I saw this dress I fell in love!  Two bloggers I love have worn this dress (iCurvy and Pretty Chuffed) and both of them looked fantastic in it.  The Miracle dress is reversible, you simply flip it around and go from wearing a more casual v-neck, to a sophisticated straight neck line.  I love that it is so versatile and stylish- the only thing delaying me from buying one is a) I already have too many dresses, and b) I can’t decide which colour/ pattern to get.



Photo by Tulio

Bell Sleeve Tunic Dress at Birdsnest for $99.95

This dress is one I’ve had for a season in a different print.  It’s light enough for the heat but heavy enough to feel like it is hiding any problem areas, and is perfect for a wedding or party in the sun.  It’s easy to dress up or down, I bought mine for a ladies day at the races, but had a sick child so couldn’t go, but it would also be a comfortable dress for a smart- casual event, a night out or a fancy lunch- it’s so versatile.


Picture by Birdsnest

Playful floral patterns are a popular choice at the moment, but the dress also comes in a few other pattern options, just search “Handpicked by Birds Bell Sleeve Dress”.  The cut skims over any ‘mummy tummy’, and I love the loose and cool, wide sleeves and the cute pockets.   This dress suits my curvy (meaning big boobs, hips and tummy) body and sits above my knees (I’m 6ft).


Cap Sleeve Maxi Dress also from Birdsnest at $69.95

I love this dress!  It’s in a silky, soft stretch jersey polyester that just flows over any bumps.  It is cool in the heat and easily dressed up for a more formal occasion, but is perfect for a day running around, or a smart casual bbq- this is the kind of thing that I’ll be wearing on Christmas day.


Picture by Birdsnest

I wore this to my local Melbourne cup day luncheon (it matched perfectly with the fascinator I made), I just dressed it up with heels, jewelry and a nice clutch.  It also works well with a belt to define your waist. It sits on the upper/ middle of my calf, but on someone of average height it would be ankle length I’d guess.


Mila Dress by Firefly from Birdsnest for $99.95 

I love the bright and bold pattern of this dress, though it also comes in at least one other pattern and colour.  The fabric is cool and light, so even though it hugs your body it is still a comfortable option when it is hot and humid out.  You can wear it with or without the waist tie, either way it is flattering, by skimming in at the waist and sitting just above the knee (on me- normal height people it will sit an inch or two below).  The fabric is very thin and is unlined so if you are sensitive to that kind of thing a slip will be a good idea, but it is fine to wear without one (just make sure you wear nude coloured under clothes!


Photo by Birdsnest

Hideaway Maxi Dress from Little Party Dress at $69.95

I bought this dress with a voucher I won from Pretty Chuffed in her monthly #Imprettychuffed Instagram competition and I absolutely love it.  It is light and breezy so will work perfectly for a hot summer event.  It is a little more dressy, so I definitely won’t be running errands in it but is perfect for weddings, races, cocktail parties or dressier smart casual or semi formal events.


Picture from Little Party Dress

It comes in a few different colour and  pattern options, but I really likenthe summery floral colour I have!  This dress has an elastic waist  that cinches and defines, but skims the tummy.  It’s wrap style front can gape a bit on my larger bust, so I’ve put a little stitch in it to stop flashing my bra, it has a loose panel on one side of the wrap front, which gives it a looser look which is great.  I love that Kelly (who is the model in all the pictures) is a girl boss, running her own business, this dress arrived super fast, and I loved the customer service- I’ll definitely be buying a lot more from LPD and Kel!

Girls Day Out Dress from Frankie and Co at $69.00

This shift dress is made out of rayon and is light and cool for the summer months, it is comfortable and simple and can be easily dressed up or down.  I love the pockets in the front and the fact it is loose around the body, and fitted at the hem, which gives you some shape while hiding almost everything else.


Picture by Frankie and Co

It is quite short on me, but isn’t indecent, but would definitely suit a shorter figure better.  I’ve worn this to casual lunches, jobs around town, brunch with a friend and a cocktail party- it’s so flexible in its style and cut that it lends itself to most situations.  This dress is also available from Freez fashions in a few other colours and patterns but last time I checked the were out of stock in most sizes.


So there you have it- a few nice dresses you can shop for in the comfort of your own home!  DO you have any dresses you think I should have included?  Send me a snap and let me know if you do!

Note; This is not a sponsored post I have bought most of these dresses, I used to struggle to find clothes I liked and so wanted to help out the sisterhood with some ideas!



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