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The ultimate summer dress roundup

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

30 Summer dresses we love

One of the best things about summer is being able to switch from wearing loads of layers to much lighter looks. Our favorite summer style pick? Dresses! Easy to wear and perfect for hotter weather, dresses make getting ready a snap. We’re rounding up 30 of our current go-to dresses of the season.

30 summer
dresses we love

One of the best things about summer is being able to switch from wearing loads of layers to much lighter looks. Our favorite summer style pick? Dresses!
Easy to wear and perfect for hotter weather, dresses make getting ready a snap. We're rounding up 30 of our current go-to dresses of the season.

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Convertible jersey dress

Convertible jersey dress

Is it a skirt? Is it a dress? This ultra-comfy jersey dress is both, making it a stylish and versatile addition to your summer wardrobe (anthropologie.com, $88). This dress is also great for summer getaways since it's so easy to pack and wear with anything.

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Strapless dress

We love this fun, flirty strapless dress in a bold and colorful print (urbanoutfitters.com, $59). The sweetheart neckline and fitted silhouette are flattering and the playful pattern is perfect for summer.

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Eyelet dress

This delicate dress would be prefect for a backyard or outdoor wedding or other summer event that calls for something elegant but relaxed (jcrew.com, $188). The cotton eyelet lace adds a feminine twist and the soft pink hue is ideal for warmer weather.

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Marble maxi dress

Hot enough for you? On days where it feels like you're going to melt, look great despite the temperature in a loose, airy maxi dress. We love this one with allover white and blue marble print (asos.com, $51).

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Floral print dress

Floral print never seems to go out of style, especially when it comes to warmer weather looks. We're excited to pick up one of these simple but super-cute floral print dresses with a sexy deep V at the back (nordstrom.com, $88).

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Lace dress

Make a bold statement at your next summer event when you show up in this vibrant turquoise lace shift dress (neimanmarcus.com, $378). Pair this pretty piece with a statement cuff and neutral peep-toe pumps to complete the fresh, summer-ready look.

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Pintuck dress

Master the art of looking chic while staying cool and comfortable with the help of this pretty pintuck summer dress (bodenusa.com, $88). Just add some wedge sandals and a bold clutch and you'll be ready for anything.

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Slip dress

Slip dresses are one of the best things to wear in the summer heat since they're just so comfortable. Look hot while staying cool in this breezy, easy-wearing dress in an eye-catching coral hue (nordstrom.com, $10).

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Striped dress

Embrace your nautical side on a sunny summer day when you step out in this adorable blue and white striped dress with pleated detailing at the bust (shopruche.com, $45). Complete the look with some strappy flats in a bold hue like red or yellow.

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Collared dress

If you're looking for the perfect summer date night dress, look no further than this cute collared Anna Sui dress in summer-ready shades of purple (anthropologie.com, $248). Flirty yet feminine, the dress would also work well for summer office events.

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Double layer knit dress

We love the boho-chic vibe of this double layer knit dress featuring sheer lace inserts along the front and a colorful blue and red pattern (urbanoutfitters.com, $49). Wear this breezy frock to summer concerts, pool parties and backyard BBQs.

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Hi-lo dress

Feel cool and comfortable while making a bright summer statement in this beach-ready hi-lo embellished neck dress in fuchsia (neimanmarcus.com, $198). We love the ultra-bright hue and colorful neckline, along with the easy-wearing nature of this soft jersey dress.

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Cut out back dress

Pretty rosebuds adorn this sweet summer dress with a peek-a-boo cut out along the back (nordstrom.com, $72). Add a pair of patent pointed toe flats and a cute clutch to match for a fun yet pulled together summer look.

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A-line dress

Deciding what to wear to the office on hot summer days can be tough. You want to look polished but you also don't want to sweat. Find a happy medium with this striped green and white A-line dress that offers a way to look summery while still maintaining a professional vibe for work (modcloth.com, $125).

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