A sundress is an informal sleeveless dress of any shape in a lightweight
fabric, for summerwear. The dress is intended to be worn without a layering top, and the design must therefore cut a balance between modestyand allowing sunexposure.
The sundress provides a feminine look that may be lighter and more comfortable than a skirt and blouse, or another sort of dress. Modern styles commonly feature very low necklines and short hemlines, but more modest lengths and a variety of patterns are also widely available.
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/main.jhtml?xml=/fashion/2008/06/22/st_justinepicardie.xml Justine Picardie: here comes the sundress] , The Daily Telegraph, June 22, 2008
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/main.jhtml?xml=/fashion/2002/08/23/efsun23.xml The sundress enjoys an Indian summer] , The Daily Telegraph, August 2002
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE3DC123EF936A15755C0A96F948260&scp=4&sq=sundress&st=cse Leading Questions; Buttoned Up, Or a Little Bare?] , The New York Times, June 25, 1989
* [http://timesfreepress.com/news/2008/jun/20/chattanooga-light-clothes-still-heavy-style/ Light clothes still heavy on style] , Chattanooga Times Free Press, June 20, 2008
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