Black in Summer may not seem like the go-to colour for hot days in the sun, but believe us when we say it can totally be a Summer appropriate tone. When trying to find the perfect black outfit for summer, it’s all about looking out for lightweight materials, soft drapes and sleeveless (or sheer sleeves) designs.
Take a look at our top five picks for some inspiration for your Summer wardrobe. Then head over to GlamCorner and rent the dresses for a fraction of the price. Perfect for all of the Summer BBQ’s, evening drinks and of course, New Years Eve parties we know you have lined up on your calendar right now.
Cute Cocktail Dresses
For those after a cute little cocktail dress, nothing can beat the MOSSMAN Eye Spy In The Meadows Dress as the perfect option. Featuring a fitted bodice with rainbow shaped neckline, the off the shoulder sleeves add a modern touch a classic shape.
The black lace is lightweight and easy to wear making it the perfect pick for wearing black in summer. Style it with a crisp white pair of Stan Smiths for a casual look – Summer BBQ perfect; or dress it up with sky high stiletto, perfect for a night out with the girls. And with a rental price that is just a fraction of the retail price – $69 – you have no excuse to not give it a try for your next event.
Every Day Formal
Whether you’re trying to find a dress for a formal Summer wedding or you just love wearing floor length dresses, sporting all black in Summer never feels like the best option. However, the FAME & PARTNERS Megan Lace Dress for only $79 rental is our top pick for black Summer dresses.
Featuring a straight cut neckline and spaghetti straps, the fitted bodice and loose fitting straight skirt makes this dress perfectly Summer appropriate. The contrasting lace panels over the pink bodice adds a point of difference to this soft design.
Pair it back with a statement heel and beautifully manicured toes peeping out from below the hemline for a polished finish
Work Drinks Appropriate
As the end of the year quickly approaches, so too does the endless list of work christmas functions and other New Year celebration drinks. Finding an outfit that’s workplace appropriate can make even the savviest fashionista among us pull her hair out. Here’s where we come in to the rescue. While wearing black in Summer may not be your first choice, when it comes to work drinks, we think it’s the perfect choice.
Opt for something like this ELLE ZEITOUNE Jaylyn Black dress. Featuring an intricate thick-weave crochet design, this high neck sleeves dress is perfect for those evening cocktails. The lightweight material makes it Summer suitable, while the calf length hemline and lining make it perfect for a quick chat with your big boss. And for a teeny tiny $79 rental, you’ll be kicking yourself for not renting it.
A Touch Of Colour
Just because we’re talking about how to wear black in Summer, doesn’t mean we can’t add a touch of colour and design to our dresses. Using black as the base colour, this beautiful Mexican inspired THURLEY Fiesta Dress – for an easy $149 rental – is a perfect Summer cocktail dress option. Featuring a hick neck fitted bodice and cut out shoulders, the intricate floral lace detailing makes this classic shaped dress super modern.
With a beautiful mid thigh a-line skirt, this gorgeous colourful cocktail dress would suit both petite body shapes and those with a more athletic frame. Team it with poker straight hair and a simple black stiletto to allow the dress’ design to do all the talking. Trust us when we say you’ll want to wear this dress to every Summer event you have.
What screams Summer more than a cute little playsuit or Romper. ALICE MCCALL’s jumpsuits are by far the best of the lot, and this ‘Lucy In The Sky Playsuit’ in Black is no different. For only $79 to rent, it’s too hard not to say ‘no’! Featuring very on-trend cut out shoulders, the spaghetti straps and lace batwing sleeves modernise this pretty little playsuit. Whoever said wearing black in Summer was not on had never seen this outfit.
Pair it back with a simple slide for a more casual overall look, or throw on a pair of ankle strap stilettos for a more formal finish. Whichever way you want to wear it, the soft floaty lace material is perfect for those warm Summer afternoons sipping on mojitos with the girls.