Beat the Heat: 8 Loose Fitting Summer Dresses to Try Right Now


When it comes to summer fashion, airy dresses and loose fitting frocks are must-haves. There’s no better way to beat the heat than throwing on a carefree dress in a light, breathable fabric. So whether you’re going out for drinks in an outdoor bar or looking for something to toss over your bikini for an impromptu beach trip, this list of 8 loose fitting summer dresses will leave you feeling fashionably cool in the balmy summer weather.

Beat the Heat: 8 Loose Fitting Summer Dresses to Try Right Now


This handmade kaftan in a breathable rayon fabric is the perfect lightweight dress. With a feminine V-shape neckline, this wide fitting dress is great for all body shapes and sizes. Contrasting pink and gray tassels and a fun print also add an element of play to this beachy frock. Designed in a one-size cut, this dress is meant to be worn on those warm and sunny pool days. You can’t go wrong with this loose fitting summer dress.

Etsy Ladies Kaftan Dress, Navy & Pale Pink Coffee Bean Caftan Summer Dress with tassels - Loose Fitting Dress ($47)


For a bohemian chic look, try this cold-shoulder dress in a fun diamond pattern. Open-shoulder dresses are runway and street-style staples this season — and what better way to fight hot temperatures than to look cute doing it? The cut-out is a style universally flattering on women, while the long-sleeves cover enough skin to offset the revealing cold-shoulder. This unique design makes it one of our top picks for loose fitting summer dresses.

Rosegal Ethnic Cold Shoulder Rhombus Loose Women's Chiffon Dress ($16)


Stripes, stripes, stripes. We can’t get enough of this little number, with vertical black and white stripes in a classic style. The long sleeves nicely offset the open-shoulder design. The best part? The cute tie back detail that elegantly cinches the dress at the neck, providing some form to this mini dress. Easily dress this look up or down for any summer soirée.

Boohoo Una Off Shoulder Tie Back Stripe Swing Dress ($26)


With a slightly fitted shape, this maxi dress screams summer. Whimsical leaves and pink flowers highlight the femininity of the design. Pair this dress with sandals and minimalistic jewelry for a casual summer brunch, or strap on a pair of wedges and add some sparkle on your wrist for an evening dinner by the beach. Whatever way you style it, this is a top pick for loose fitting summer dresses.

Old Navy Chiffon Maxi Dress for Women ($20) in Multi Print


Ship Ahoy! This striped mini is great for showing off those legs. With cap sleeves, A-line silhouette, and timeless design, this is a summer must-have. The loose fit allows for plenty of air on the legs, while the more fitted chest provides a layer of structure. Pair this dress with a canvas bag, wide-brimmed hat, and neutral sandals for an effortlessly chic look, or even throw on a pair of boat shoes and get ready to hit the deck with an all-out nautical look.

Etsy Nautical Sailor Stripe T-shirt Dress Tunic ($72)


No color better helps battle the heat than a clean and crisp white. As far as it comes to loose fitting summer dresses, you can do no wrong with this long and flowing white number. Embroidered sequins add a pop of sparkle to this simple dress, while spaghetti straps and rayon fabric enhance its comfort and breathability. Instantly transform this dress for a night out with chunky bangles and beautiful dangling earrings for a carefree look.

Overstock Embroidered/ Sequined Crossover Long White Dress ($33)


The epitome of comfort, this tiered loose fit maxi is a no-brainer for summer. The tiers of blue fabric add volume and movement to this dress, while the relaxed cut and spaghetti straps contribute to the airy feel. Not only would this pair effortlessly with sandals for summer, but this dress will also transition easily into the fall with a pair of booties, as shown in the image, and neutral colored cardigan.

Marks and Spencer London Indigo Collection- Tiered Loose Fit Maxi Dress ($72)


Nothing is more reminiscent of a relaxing day at the beach than this classic combination of cobalt blue and white. The intricately embroidered details on the chest, sleeves, and hem add an extra dimension to this summer mini. Designed in a one-size fits all shape for a looser fit, this dress is perfect as a cover-up and to wear on its own. The light fabric will keep you feeling cool and fresh all day and it is one of the best choices for loose fitting summer dresses — so grab it while it lasts!

Zaful Ethnic Embroidery V Neck Half Sleeves Dress ($23)