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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.
There's no better color to sport when you're welcoming summer than sunny yellow, which is why we can't get enough of this form-fitting dress with chevrons of crochet trim (modcloth.com, $118). Wear this bold cotton blend piece with plum or pink accessories for an added pop of summer color.
If you're heading to any music festivals this summer, we suggest creating a cute look around this airy, bohemian-inspired dress patterned with paisley and floral (shopbop.com, $128). Grab a beaded bag, a floppy hat and some silver bangles to complete the look.
We had an instant color crush on this bold reddish coral silk dress with multiple straps at the top (topshop.com, $260). Ideal for a summer wedding or evening cocktails with a date or your friends, we love the bold hue and flattering fit.
Turn heads at your next summer BBQ or patio party when you arrive wearing this pastel yellow dress with crochet detailing at the neckline (nastygal.com, $58). Continue with the '70s vibe by adding a pair of sky-high platform sandals.
Whether you're heading to a baseball game or out for a smoothie after your morning workout, this bold and sporty color block sundress with three cute cut outs (roxy.com, $50) is an ideal outfit choice. Add some neutral flats and a straw hat to round out the laid-back look.
Gingham is another one of those perfect summer prints and we love it on this cute dress that seems made for a picnic in the park (yoox.com, $98). Add some bold red accessories to really make the piece pop.
This floral print sundress with a v-neck and drawstring waist would make a pretty post-swim cover-up for the beach or the pool, or would work equally well at the cottage or on a weekend road trip (quiksilver.com, $65).
Printed top sundress
Leave it to Betsey Johnson to create a sundress that just screams summer fun. We can't wait to step out in this mixed media dress with a black and white printed top and a pleated A-line skirt (betseyjohnson.com, $108).
Emerald green dress
If you still haven't found a piece in this year's "it" hue, we suggest starting your collection of emerald green items with this eye-catching dress with butterfly sleeves and a sash at the waist (modcloth.com, $60)
Every dress collection needs a universally flattering wrap dress, and for summer we like this floral print piece with a loose fit and an ethereal feel perfect for hot days (revolveclothing.com, $275). Add some flat strappy sandals to complete the beach-day look.
Cross back dress
Spice up your summer wardrobe with this bright printed dress with a sexy low cross back (victoriassecret.com, $70). The boat neck adds elegance while the bold print keeps things fun for summer.
Think black is only for colder months? Think again. The classic LBD gets a summer update with this body-hugging scoop neck mini (shopbop.com, $86). Add a bold skinny belt and a statement necklace to give the piece a bit more color.
The print that just doesn't seem to want to fade in popularity where style or decor are concerned looks fresh and fun on this structured short sleeve dress with a full skirt (madewell.com, $138). Pointed toe ankle strap heels or black strappy sandals would be a good addition to the look.
Shirt dresses can easily be dressed up or down (add heels and a cardigan for the office, strappy sandals for a more casual look), and this one comes in three shades — black, purple and orange (macys.com $130). We're partial to the purple, but all three work well depending on where you're going to wear it.
Lace-up safari dress
Add a punch of summer-ready color to your closet with this bright orange lace-up safari style dress (bananarepublic.com, $130). Wear this vibrant piece with black or metallic accessories for an elegant daytime look.
Striped tank dress
Cover up by the pool or the beach in style with a cinch waist maxi tank dress with navy and turquoise stripes (oldnavy.com, $25). Comfortable and colorful, this easy-wearing dress will easily become a summer staple.