I was recently surfing through the Nordstrom on-line site and saw lots of beautiful summer dresses. Than I saw the prices! Sure those of you who are in the corner office can afford those, but the rest of the world doesn’t have to look dumpy just because they haven’t reached the corner office, yet. Or, maybe you are looking for something a little less structured for the company outing. So, I surfed over to Target.com and found a few summer dresses for that savvy shopper.


A = Mossimo Peplum Knit Dress let’s them know you are a woman–just make sure that the dress isn’t too tight. For $27.99 you can afford to give it a try in a variety of colors. Pair it with the Multi-Row Necklace to help balance out the fullness of the peplum.

B = Merona Boat Neck Side Ruched Dress for $29.99 in a choice of 5 colors. One of them is black in case you are looking for a LBD (little black dress). With the plain neckline, add this Irregular Silver Necklace for just the right amount of bling.

C = Merona Sateen Belted Dress, on sale for $20.99 and in a choice of 6 colors! I’m partial to the plum because this is a good color on most women. You will look fresh and bright while everyone else is melting from the heat. With the high neckline and the belt, don’t try to add jewelry, just a simple Ostrich Envelope Clutch will do.

D = Mossimo V-Neck Cap Sleeve Dress is a more tailored look. Pair it with a statement necklace like this 3 Row Stone Necklace and you are good to go! Because of the cut, you need to make sure it isn’t too short when you sit down, so practice in the dressing room before you lay down your money ($27.99). On average, a dress will ride up 2″ when you sit down.

It might be difficult to find these in the store in the right size. When that happens, I go to the on-line store and make sure I order enough to get free shipping. Target requires $50. No problem, try two of them or order one in two sizes. Target is so close to everyone that returns are fairly simple. Just make sure you have your receipt and return it according the the return policy.