Where to find light and lovely sundresses in Calgary

Sundresses are versatile and can be worn all summer. Warm-weather dress trends that rocked the SS16 runways include tailored sleeves, high necklines and bare shoulders with hints of lace as well as suede and denim pieces influenced by fashion styles of the ’60s and ’70s. If you’re looking to upgrade your dress collection with some of the season’s latest styles, start at these boutiques. Image credit: iStock.com/smithcjb.

Adorn Boutique

1216A 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1

“We do pretty” is the very accurate motto of this beautiful Inglewood boutique. Known for its tulle skirts and party dresses, Adorn also carries an array of unique statement pieces by North American, Australian and European designers, all curated by the store’s owner, Kari Owen.

27 Boutique Inc

1510 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0C8

A fashion hotspot, 27 Boutique carries on-trend women’s clothing by unique Canadian brand names you won’t find anywhere else in the city. The shop’s diverse collection of dresses includes an impressive selection of denim styles in a variety of prints and patterns. Their online store makes browsing easy, providing the option of ordering pieces straight from the comfort of your living room.

Purr Biz

1227 9 Ave Se, Calgary, AB T2G 0S9

With multiple locations including one on Kensington Road, this clothing boutique is a goldmine for summer dresses. Here you can find chic, high-end looks and casual street-wear-inspired styles by trendy labels such as Free People, Sessun and Native Youth.

Coco & Violet Inc

17-2500 4 Street SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1X6

Rebecca Taylor, Joie and Rory Beca are just a few of the high-end designers that you can find at this beautifully styled boutique, nestled in Mission on Fourth Street. Owner Helen Nguyen presents a sizzling array of quality investment pieces that are classic wardrobe staples.

Espy Experience Inc

1009 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S6

This boutique is truly an experience from the minute you walk through its doors. At this Inglewood boutique, professional fashion stylists are at your service, waiting to help you put together your next up-to-the-minute look. Espy aims to reinforce its customers’ self-confidence with affordable, brand-name clothing in the latest styles and pieces that will look great on any body type.

The Bamboo Ballroom

814 16 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9

At this Inglewood shop, you can find a mix of clothing, accessories and vintage goods with a huge emphasis on local brands and designers. The Bamboo Ballroom offers a great selection of cute dresses and rompers that are on trend. For summer, you’ll find a variety of looks inspired by the “festival girl” style. Part of the try-on fun, the shop’s change rooms feature gorgeous photographs of unique fashion icons.

gravitypope Calgary

1126 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0B4

Known for its well-curated shoe collection, Gravity Pope has recently expanded its fashion selection to include men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and apothecary goods. You can expect to find the latest lines by brands such as Michael Kors, Rag & Bone and Alexander Wang. Find a variety of monochromatic T-shirts to pair with A-line dresses perfect for casual Fridays or everyday streetwear.


39-3625 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB T3A 0E2

This popular Canadian boutique is well known for its diverse brands, trend-setting styles and unique seasonal collections as well as its reasonable bang for your buck. The shop carries 13 exclusive house brands as well as luxurious international names ranging from high-end styles to casual wear. Find the best dresses of the season in midis, maxis and minis in varying colours and textures.

Lululemon Athletica

1708 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 3A8

Known for its comfy, stylish and practical active wear, Lululemon has recently introduced more streetwear-appropriate styles into its seasonal lines. You won’t find a large variety of dress styles, but this select lineup is constructed of lightweight fabric that’s perfect for those hot summer days. Extremely comfy, these versatile garments are available in multiple colours and are suitable for dressing up or down.

A basic tee is a simple piece that is versatile, inexpensive and is a staple for anyone’s wardrobe. A cousin to the standard blue jean, tees can be worn a hundred different ways and be changed to suit your personal style. Choose from a V-neck, Henley or pocket tee, in jersey knit or cotton and find the tee made for you at one of these trendy Calgary shops to create a simple, yet stylish look. [Image credit: iStock.com/druvo]
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