Best Places in Washington, D.C. for Sundresses

May 13, 2014 8:00 AM

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Sundresses are a quick and easy way to look great for any event during the spring and summer. You can even dress them up from day to night to go from work to a social event. And they can show off your sense of style. Chain stores have good options, but if you want a sundress you won’t see on hundreds of other women, try these local shops.

Via Gypset
2311 Calvert St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 803-2874

It is easy in D.C. to stick to simple dark suits, whether you are a man or a woman, especially during the winter. But as warm weather becomes more permanent, people are more willing to add color and variety to their wardrobe. A great way to do that is by shopping vintage. Via Gypset is one of the best vintage shops in the city. The family-owned business carries wonderful accessories and clothing. Offering unique and stylish fashions, you are sure to find a one-of-a-kind sundress at Via Gypset.

Urban Chic
1626 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-5398

Alice and Olivia, Milly, Rebecca Taylor and Diane Von Furstenberg are only a few of the brands that Urban Chic carries. The Georgetown boutique has become a mainstay in the local fashion community, offering amazing finds for the stylish, including up-and-coming designers. Tourists and locals find standout pieces they can’t find anywhere else. So if you are looking for a sundress you won’t see on anyone else in the DC area, you will want to check out Urban Chic.

Violet Boutique
2439 18th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 621-9225

Everyone wants to look as good as celebrities in fashion magazines, but not everyone has the kind of money that celebrities have. Violet Boutique allows you to look like a star without spending like one. This spring, you can wear an Everly sundress to that garden party, and be the envy of all of the women there. And the boutique gets new inventory every week, so you can find something new every time you want a unique outfit for an event.

Related:  Best Vintage Stores In Washington DC

Pink Palm
4867 Bethesda Ave. N.W.
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 913-9191 

Spring gives you a chance to show a little more skin. Regardless of how much skin you want to show, a sundress is a great choice when you want something feminine and fun. Pink Palm has you covered, whether you want something for a first date or an office party. Shift dresses, maxi dresses, tube dresses, 60s inspired and more, this shop has a collection that is begging to be worn. Start the new season off with a dress that will make you feel like the talk of the town.

Betsy Fisher
1224 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-1975

There are many boutiques in DC that offer merchandise that you wont find in the popular chain stores, but some of those stores do not offer items for those of varying sizes. Understandably, if you are a vintage store or are selling rare finds, it may not be easy to find varying sizes. That’s what makes Betsy Fisher stand out even more in the boutique scene. The fine contemporary clothing store offers sizes from zero to 16, and even some in 18. You can shop for sundresses at Betsy Fisher without immediately worrying about whether you’ll find your size.

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Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on

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