Best Dresses of Summer
Man, it is hot out there. Liberate your lower half in a fun and flirty summer dress, and instantly feel (and look) cooler. We have compiled some sweet frocks on the market that are perfect for hitting cookouts, weddings or just running around town while looking fabulous.
16 Jul, 2012
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American Eagle does a take on the classic shirtdress that is not only affordable but super cute to boot. The contrasting collar, belt and preppy pinstripes pull together this budget-friendly frock that can easily be dressed up or down.
American Eagle Outfitters | Buy
Sleeves still work in the summertime, as long as you keep them light and airy like on this bright dress from Ark & Co. Color block panels add oodles of interest, and while the front is demure, the back is open to the waist.
Piperlime | Buy
The shape of this dress makes it a stand out, as does the button detailing on the shoulders. Pair with tights or leggings or bare your legs if you are daring. A limited edition, this dress is a hip addition to any closet.
Tulle | Buy
Talk about equilibrium- this maxi strikes the right balance between casual and pulled-together. Soft grey jersey and an interesting pattern pair together to make one beautifully breezy summer dress.
Anthropologie | Buy
The combination of eyelett cotton and poppy, coral color make this babydoll dress a summer must-have. As adorable as it is versatile, this fun frock from Muse will easily carry you through summer and into autumn.
Muse | Buy
Belted, strapless and oh-so fierce, this zig-zag dress from Milly does all the right things for you. In a sea of florals and solids this unexpected pattern will certainly make you a stand out.
Milly | Buy
Be kind to your bridesmaids and dress them in something cool and simple for your summer wedding. We love this formal take on a maxi dress, which is fancied up with flowy, chic chiffon and a ribbon belt. This might be the one bridesmaid dress they will actually wear again.
Donna Morgan | Buy
Sometimes a dress does not have to be fancy or party-ready. We love the casual ease of the Freja dress by Market; as easy as sweats but infinitely cuter. Super-soft, heathered jersey will make you feel like you’re wearing your favorite pajamas. Layer over leggings or throw a belt on to mix up your look.
Market | Buy
Weddings, cocktail parties- any fancy event on your horizon, this is the dress that will fit the bill. The genius of this shift dress is that the cut is flattering and comfortable while the print and silk fabric make it interesting and rich-looking. This is a dress that is ready to party.
Ann Taylor | Buy
The cool, retro cut of this dress by Hitherto isn’t even the most interesting aspect of it- hello, color! The bold kelly green will set you apart from the pack of LBD’s in the best possible way. Look out- there is also a sly cut-out back.
BHLDN | Buy