A sundress is an informal or casual dress intended to be worn in warm weather, typically in a lightweight fabric, most commonly cotton, and usually loose-fitting. It is commonly a bodice style, sleeveless dress, typically with a wide neckline and thin shoulder straps, and may be backless. A sundress is typically worn without a layering top and is not usually worn over a blouse, sweater or t-shirt, or with leggings.

Model wearing a red sundress.

While the word "sundress" was first used in the early 1940s, they really came into vogue in the 1950s,[1] and were especially popularized by Lilly Pulitzer in the 1960s.[2]

Current stylesEdit

The sundress provides a feminine look that is more comfortable than a skirt and blouse or another sort of dress.[3]

Sundresses can be of any neckline and hemline, ranging from mini to full length. It is typically sleeveless and collarless with a wide neckline and thin shoulder straps.

Sundresses can use a variety of closure types, including back zippers, side zippers, front buttons, back buttons, back ties, pullover or other closure styles. They may also be without any closures or fasteners and put on over the head or slipped on by pulling up from below.

See alsoEdit


  2. ^ Karen Nazor Hill (20 June 2008). "Chattanooga: Light clothes still heavy on style". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Archived from the original on 2018-09-02. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  3. ^ "שמלות לילדות". Sunday, 27 December 2020

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