12 Easy & Chic Dresses for Summer
Pink shirt dress
Pretty in pink? More like sporty in pink, with a striped collar and cool sneakers.
Dress with contrasting ribbed detail, zara.com, $70.
Shoes, keds.com, $68.
Bag, cloveandrevel.com, $229. A crossbody bag is great for running around on the weekend with just your essentials. A circle shape is this season’s hottest bag silhouette.
Bold print maxi
When the summer heat is on, stay cool in a bold printed maxi that’s forgiving from the bust down. And now you’re also totally prepared for Fourth of July parties!
V-neck maxi dress in Ratti, jcrew.com, $298.
Bags, Kayu, kayudesign.com, $205 each. Go with the clutch if you’re feeling fancy, or the bucket bag for a more laid-back vibe.
Shoes, CL By Laundry, chineselaundry.com, $50.
Geo print dress
A riff on a menswear tuxedo, this double-breasted dress is classy and cool.
Geo print dress, A New Day, target.com, $28.
Classic shirt dress
The classic, crisp shirt dress interpreted for summer, with softer lines and a bold abstract print.
Shirt dress, Cabi, cabionline.com, $119.
Jersey knit maxi
Short red tie-waist
Be red-hot but still stay cool. Tie it in the front to hide a little belly bulge or in the back to create more curves.
Birgit dress, Faithfull the Brand, lulus.com, $149.
No need to wait for Friday to wear denim to the office. Pair this structured dress with a block heel and you’re good to go any day
of the week.
Roxanne belted midi dress, dl1961.com, $228.
Romantic pleated floral print
Go the romantic route with a soft and sophisticated floral-print dress. Bonus: Pleats won’t lose their shape in the wash.
Beaune dress, Wilfred for Ariztia, aritzia.com, $195.
Freshen up your summer look with a lemon print for work or weekend.
Lemon blossom floral wrap dress, Draper James, saksfifthavenue.com, $295.
Rather not bare your upper arms? Flowy dolman sleeves are an elegant solution.
Pier of Influence dress, lulus.com, $52.