Clothes we wear change according to the variations in the seasons. Winter clothing is much different from monsoons and then again different from the summer dressing. Each season defines the fashion. Certain things dictate summer fashion like there are sets of cloth material, colors that are specially suited for the season and the clothes then defined as such. The kind of clothes one wears is also defined by the kind of environment one is in and the intensity of heat in the region. Like say, summer dresses in the tropics are much different when compared to the summer dresses in Europe; difference coming into the picture due to the immense variation in the temperature and the kind of heat (humid, non-humid, too hot, scorching etc.) experienced.
Summer clothing is synonymous with cotton. Cotton used as the major material for cotton absorbs sweat, lets the skin breathe, and looks fabulous. Certain summer dresses are also available in the jersey material that hugs the body, this specially suited for the ones with the sexy curves. Generally known as the jersey dress they are specially suited for the most outgoing of the lot. Summer dresses have a prerequisite to be comfortable and bright to make it look like the summer. Summer, generally being associated as the holiday season and the season where one is spared the winter or the rainy gloom, brightness and fun in your clothing is all but expected.
There are certain styles of summer dresses that have been around. The sundress is the first summer dress that comes to mind. With tiny straps and a smaller length it is the ultimate summer fashion. The sundress has undergone a metamorphosis with a almost every new summer collection coming up with a new twist to the sundress, the comfort and the elegance it brings forward remains unchanged though. Next on the line is the A-dress that has been on the roll since like time immemorial. They are good for almost every body type and are best for those who are a little on the heavier side towards the bottom. There are other dresses like the maxi dress, which completely covers the body and saves you the sunburn, the shirt-dress that is usually a buttoned down dress that looks best in black, navy or khaki giving some sort of a military look.
The summer dress has to be comfortable, since there is a little skin that shows in summer dresses it is very important to be ready with complete summer protection.