Sultry summer styles are here, like a bandeau top and matching mini skirt, ultra feminine dresses, and swingy culottes. These patterns are from the May 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.
This dress is all girl, with a revealing sweetheart neckline and full skirt. It’s full of dainty details like ruffles and tulle at the neck and contrast trim.
A quick and easy draft-it-yourself make you can whip up in an afternoon! This comfy Shirred Skirt makes a casual warm weather outfit or dressy beach coverup. Make one to match all your swimsuits.
Place the shirred waistline wherever you like to flatter your own figure. The Shirred Dress with Pockets has a pretty heart shaped neckline, full skirt, and deep pockets. It’s casual and romantic for a vacation in Venice or road trip.
The Paneled Spaghetti Strap Dress is perfect for showing off summer prints, like two different polka dots or a floral print accented with a bright solid. The knee length hem is versatile, but you can always make a flirty mini dress for hot summer days!
Fresh and feminine, this Sweetheart Blouse would make a French princess proud. It’s elegant like a suit jacket, but ultra ladylike with a peplum hem and floral print cotton. Closed with hooks and eyes.
Culottes are back! Make a trendy outfit with high waisted wide leg shorts and a crop top. It’s an unusual silhouette that’s chic with chunky wedges for the boardwalk.
Pin up style for the beach! This adorable features a retro inspired twisted bandeau top, mini skirt, and a sexy sarong wrap. You’ll be the best dressed doll at any pool party.
Hold all your beach essentials in this easy DIY Knapsack. Perfect for sunglasses, magazines, and wet swimsuits.
Beat sultry temperatures in this Layered Tank Top with two layers of sheer fabric. The cropped silhouette is on trend for high waisted shorts or slouchy harem pants.
This straight-cut blouse with shoulder yoke and high collar can be knotted casually over a bikini top or buttoned up with capris. Little gathers at the shoulder make the fit more feminine.
Spice up a plain tee shirt with this easy kiss decal DIY.
The Wrap Tank with Pockets criss crosses the body for an architectural summer look. This top has a generous hip length with pockets and a little peekaboo effect if you pair it with low rise pants. Show off those shoulders in this cool piece.
This collection is ready to hit the boardwalk! Super feminine dresses have a hint of old world style, when ladies still dressed up for a stroll along the beach. You’ll want to plan a weekend getaway to show off these culottes, tops, and the sexy bandeau set.