Nothing says summer like a breezy dress. However, for us modest dressers they’re much harder to find than you think. The biggest problems I run into are high slits or low of necklines. Then there’s the issue of being too sheer and having to layer underneath. I have managed to find a few modest summer dresses for my wardrobe, ranging from long sleeve maxi dresses to short sleeve midi dresses. Hopefully you can find something here that meets your level of modesty.
Long Sleeve Maxi Dresses
Whenever I find a maxi dress with long sleeves, I buy it. That’s how rare they are. That’s why I bought this red Louella dress and this blue floral dress. This J. Crew maxi dress (affiliate link) is the perfect modest summer maxi dress – long sleeves, no slit, appropriate neck line, and made of cotton. Plus, it’s such a fun color. It also comes in yellow (affiliate link) and white (affiliate link). Here is an affiliate link for similar tassel earrings.
Short Sleeve Maxi Dress
I bought this cotton maxi dress from Anotah, a modest fashion brand based in the Middle East, a year ago. Also a great find because of length and neckline, it just has shorter sleeves. Below are affiliate links for some other short sleeve maxi dresses I like. As you can see, I’m a sucker for big earrings! Here is an affiliate link for these Cult Gaia ark earrings (affiliate link).
Summer Midi Dresses
Another option for modest summer dresses are those in midi length. Obviously length is your discretion, I’m comfortable with mid calf or longer. This was a Zara summer sale 2019 find, but I have affiliate links for some other midi dresses below.
What’s your go to summer length? Comment below!