Welcome to the Suger’s Summer post series. In the upcoming posts {there are SIX in total} I will be sharing the looks that I am loving this Summer. The looks that I will be wearing. The looks I AM wearing. From the shops I buy from. Thanks to some fabulous brands there are some great items here for me to show you. 
Starting with the Alessandra dress from Virtu {shown here – retails for $89.95}. The Alessandra perfectly demonstrates, for me, the ladylike trend. It’s fairly covered up for a summer dress. Sleeves, floating fabric and a modest hemline. The elegant details such as the satin circle trim on the necklace and wide satin hem take it up a notch. Mmmm, dressy but casual.
It’s like my Dad always said; It’s better to be overdressed, than under dressed. 
And in this dress, you can be both. Stylishly outfitted but comfortable. Especially if it gets a little hot where you are. This dress is breezy and light and flows beautifully. I teamed it with a necklace {worn as bangles} and some simple, modestly heeled gray shoes. Both from Big W. The entire outfit was $115.  

Pointers for the Ladylike look;
  1. Modest hemlines and necklines
  2. Classic pieces, nothing too OUT there
  3. Simple is best
  4. Tailored clothing fits this trend beautifully {BUT can be a little hot in Summer}
  5. Think black, cream, white and navy or florals. Florals work too.  

Another great look you might enjoy, created at Polyvore.com. Links below the image.