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Start Of Summer | Six Breezy Summer Dresses To Wear For a Stylish Long Weekend

Warmer days. Longer nights. The scent of the sea and song of the sun: there’s nothing quite like the start of summer.


Factor in the Memorial Day long weekend beckoning with the promise of leisurely brunches and evening soirées, and the joy of stepping out and dressing up may well be the best part of the season.


Naturally, there’s no item of clothing more adept at capturing breezy summer style as a good dress — mini, midi or maxi.

So, to ensure you are well prepared for the upcoming balmy, beach-side days, after five affairs and all moments in between; here are six dresses from Aje’s Start of Summer Edit to set you up for a celebratory long weekend — and a stylish season ahead.

The Classic Mini Dress

Whether en route to coffee or an evening event, the Psychedelia Cut Out Mini Dress stands out for all the right reasons. Made from a sumptuous linen and silk blend, the timeless Ivory hue offers versatility in spades, making it a breeze to pare back or dress up, depending on the occasion. For a flawless in-between aesthetic, style it with sculptural heeled sandals and a woven mini clutch to meet the day wherever it takes you.

The Day to Soirée Dress

A statement style for day or night, effortless elegance is personified in the Tidal Tucked Cut Out Midi Dress. Instantly eye-catching, the voluminous sleeves harmonise with the asymmetrical hem, while the cut out imbues the look with a carefree quality. Vibrant enough to warrant minimal styling, simply team with subtly contrasting heels and gold earrings to finish the look.

The Beach to Brunch Dress

The ideal cover-up after a morning on the beach, Aje’s breezy Lotus Shirt Dress is crafted entirely from linen. Casual and cool, pair the floaty smock silhouette with a textural raffia tote bag and chunky pair of braided slides to go from the sand to the street without missing a beat.

The Sophisticated Midi Dress

Made from a luxurious linen blend, the Ephemera Lace-Up Shirt Dress exudes ease with summer-ready style. Perfect for long lunches, garden parties and coastal getaways, heighten the look with strappy heel sandals, a woven clutch and some subtle gold jewellery for a sophisticated ensemble, no matter the occasion.

The Playful Print Dress

A standout style sure to turn heads, the Serpentine Corset Mini Dress is one for the bold at heart. Crafted from cotton and created in house, the verdant snake print is punctuated with pops of fuchsia, making for a visual tour de force when paired with its matching heels and woven handbag. Complete the look with a pair of cat eye sunglasses then go forth and conquer.

The Little Black Dress

Timeless and versatile, a good little black dress is a style savior no matter the season. Ideal for the warmer season, the Cherished Mini Dress is crafted entirely from cotton, offering breathable comfort as the temperatures rise. Wear it with braided slides and statement shades to create an effortless day look, or opt for heeled sandals with gold hardware and a woven clutch for a hint of glamour as the sun goes down.

Shop these dresses and more looks now in Aje’s Start of Summer Edit.

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