Best of Summer Fashion

by SheKnows
May 6, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. ET
This gauze dress from Diane von Furstenberg features layers of ruffles and a pretty print. You can get this adorable summer dress at Shopbop for $345.

1 /49: ABS Colorblock Silk Dress

1/49 :ABS Colorblock Silk Dress

This sundress gets dressed up in bold colorblock silk. Featuring a beautiful blue and green combination, this smocked sundress from ABS is a hot choice for summertime. You can purchase this silk dress from Saks Fifth Avenue for $185.

2 /49: Milly Wild Paisley Dress

2/49 :Milly Wild Paisley Dress

For a 70s-inspired look, check out this paisley print silk dress from Milly. This colorful dress has smocking at the waist and braided trim at the hemline and cuffs. You can get this Milly dress for $388 at Shopbop.

3 /49: Ali Ro Ruffled Tank Dress

3/49 :Ali Ro Ruffled Tank Dress

This simple scoopneck dress gets dressed up with asymmetrical ruffles. This pretty yellow dress is a fresh choice for summer for a daytime party or a lunch date. Priced at $300, this Ali Ro dress is available at Neiman Marcus.

4 /49: Alice + Olivia Cargo Pants

4/49 :Alice + Olivia Cargo Pants

Classic cargo pants get updated for summer with their smocked banding and capri length. These tan cargo pants from Alice + Olivia can be worn with a tank top or tee and a pair of flat sandals. You can order these cargo pants from Shopbop for $220.

5 /49: Alice + Olivia Ombre Maxi Dress

5/49 :Alice + Olivia Ombre Maxi Dress

If you love dip dye (or ombre) prints, you'll adore this maxi dress from Alice + Olivia. Featuring pretty colors, this dress can be worn to summer party. Add a pair of silver flat sandals and a little crystal clutch. You can find this ombre maxi dress at Net-a-porter for $450.

6 /49: Armani Collezioni Striped Walking Shorts

6/49 :Armani Collezioni Striped Walking Shorts

These pleated walking shorts can be worn to the office with a blazer and sandals, or on the weekend with a tank top and thongs. These nautical-inspired striped shorts from the Armani Collezioni collection have a removable sash belt and cuffed hem. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $495, these walking shorts are a hot choice for summer.

7 /49: Barila Printed Maxi Dress

7/49 :Barila Printed Maxi Dress

This maxi dress has an exotic tribal-inspired print and a fluid, silky shape. You can order this Barila dress from Saks Fifth Avenue for $357.

8 /49: BCBGMAXAZRIA Kimono Dress

8/49 :BCBGMAXAZRIA Kimono Dress

This kimono-style dress comes in a beautiful print. It features a v-neck and knee-length skirt. Perfect for the office or anywhere else, this BCBGMAXAZRIA is available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $198.

9 /49: Beau Soleil Organic Bamboo Dress

9/49 :Beau Soleil Organic Bamboo Dress

Eco-friendly fashion doesn't mean burlap sack dresses and hemp shoes. Many eco-conscious designers have created beautiful dresses like this one from Beau Soleil. This bamboo dress is simple and sweet with braided straps and a v-neckline. You can get this lavender dress from Saks Fifth Avenue for $275.

10 /49: Behnaz Sarafpour Garden Print Dress

10/49 :Behnaz Sarafpour Garden Print Dress

This watercolor floral print dress is a beautiful choice for summer. It features a full pleated skirt and a sleeveless top. You can get this Italian cotton dress by Behnaz Sarafpour at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,690.

11 /49: Burberry Slim City Shorts

11/49 :Burberry Slim City Shorts

These slim bermuda shorts feature the classic Burberry check print. The knee-length is perfect when you need a little extra coverage. You can get these Burberry shorts at Saks Fifth Avenue for $250.

12 /49: Catherine Malandrino Pleated Shorts

12/49 :Catherine Malandrino Pleated Shorts

These pretty white pleated shorts have a tie at the waist. They offer a crisp, clean look that you'll really love. You can find these Catherine Malandrino twill shorts at Shopbop for $245.

13 /49: Chetta B Yellow Lace Dress

13/49 :Chetta B Yellow Lace Dress

This beautiful lace dress is a fantastic choice for a summer party. It's sophisticated and chic with its gorgeous yellow color and lace details. You can get this Chetta B dress at Saks Fifth Avenue for $525.

14 /49: Chloe Leopard Print Tank Top

14/49 :Chloe Leopard Print Tank Top

Animal prints will rule the summer in shoes, handbags and other apparel. This leopard print tank top can be worn under your blazer at the office or with jeans on the weekend. You can find this Chloe top at Net-a-porter. It's priced at $640.

15 /49: Chris Benz Skinny Silk Pants

15/49 :Chris Benz Skinny Silk Pants

These high-waisted skinny pants are created from woven raw silk. They are the perfect choice for the office this summer. These Chris Benz pants are cropped above the ankle and feature a flattering silhouette. Priced at $695, these pants are available at Shopbop.

16 /49: Diane von Furstenberg Pleated Chiffon Dress

16/49 :Diane von Furstenberg Pleated Chiffon Dress

This frilly ruffled dress features a garden pint. It has split flutter sleeves and a tiered hem. This romantic Diane von Furstenberg dress is available at Neiman Marcus for $385.

17 /49: DKNY Multi Print Tank Dress

17/49 :DKNY Multi Print Tank Dress

This cute tank dress from DKNY features several prints. The top is like a black and white tank top and the hemline has a geometric print. A blast of blue colorblocking adds a unique touch to this dress. You can order this DNKY dress at Neiman Marcus for $395.

18 /49: DKNY Strapless Blue Sundress

18/49 :DKNY Strapless Blue Sundress

This bright blue sundress feature romantic details such as the big bow at the waist and frilly hem. This DKNY strapless sundress is the perfect party dress. Add a pair of strappy high heel sandals and statement necklace. Get this dress at Net-a-porter for $345.

19 /49: Dolce & Gabbana Stretch Cotton Shorts

19/49 :Dolce & Gabbana Stretch Cotton Shorts

With a safari influence, these khaki stretch cotton shorts are the perfect choice for the casual days of summer. They feature wide belt loops and double front flap pockets. You can get these Dolce & Gabbana cotton shorts at Saks Fifth Avenue for $255.

20 /49: Eileen Fisher Linen Shorts

20/49 :Eileen Fisher Linen Shorts

Casual doesn't have to mean sloppy. These linen bermuda shorts are perfect for the casual days of summer. These Eileen Fisher shorts are available in branch, black or white. They are priced at $148 at Neiman Marcus.

21 /49: Elijah Silk Tank Dress

21/49 :Elijah Silk Tank Dress

Colorblock dresses will be a big part of summer fashion. This chic colorblock dress combines bold colors and a simple design for a very vibrant look. The dress finishes off with a bubble hem. You can get this silk tank dress from Elijah at Saks Fifth Avenue for $380.

22 /49: Ella Moss Crochet Sundress

22/49 :Ella Moss Crochet Sundress

This white strapless dress from Ella Moss features an empire waist and allover crochet detailing. This crisp summer dress is a cute choice for a daytime date. You can order this Ella Moss dress from Cusp for $193.

23 /49: Emanuel Ungaro Taffeta Mini Skirt

23/49 :Emanuel Ungaro Taffeta Mini Skirt

If you are looking to splurge on a beautiful mini skirt this summer, check out this vibrant pleated skirt from Emanuel Ungaro. This silk taffeta skirt is absolutely stunning. It's available at Net-a-porter for $3,330.

24 /49: Helmut Lang Faded Boyfriend Shorts

24/49 :Helmut Lang Faded Boyfriend Shorts

Classic boyfriend jeans get ready for summer as they are turned into shorts. These Helmut Lang boyfriend shorts feature sandblasted, faded denim and rolled cuffs. They have a front zipper and two back pockets. You can get these boyfriend shorts at Saks Fifth Avenue for $210.

25 /49: Isaac Mizrahi Linen Pants

25/49 :Isaac Mizrahi Linen Pants

These lavender linen-blend pants from Isaac Mizrahi are perfect for summer. You can wear them to the office with a cropped blazer, or on the weekends with a tank top and gladiator sandals. These Isaac Mizrahi pants are priced at $875 at Net-a-porter.

26 /49: Jay Godfrey Maxi Dress

26/49 :Jay Godfrey Maxi Dress

The maxi dress is big once again this summer. This Jay Godfrey dress comes in a beautiful pink color with a black floral print. This strapless maxi dress has a ruffle at the neckline and the hem. You can order this silk dress from Neiman Marcus for $425.

27 /49: Joie Crop Pants

27/49 :Joie Crop Pants

These Joie pants feature zippered pockets and rolled cuffs for a modern appeal. You can get these crop pants right now at Cusp for $178. They are great choice for casual wear with your favorite tee and pair of flat sandals.

28 /49: Juicy Couture Butterfly Dress

28/49 :Juicy Couture Butterfly Dress

Summer dresses don't have to be sleeveless. This beautiful pink dress features 3/4-length bell sleeves. This Juicy Couture dress has an allover butterfly print and a ruffled design. You can order this dress from Cusp for $384.

29 /49: Juicy Couture Tiered Slip Dress

29/49 :Juicy Couture Tiered Slip Dress

This blue silk chiffon dress features tiers of ruffles that flow over the body in a flirty design. This Juicy Couture tiered blue dress is topped with a floral print and is available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $278.

30 /49: Juicy Couture Yellow Sundress

30/49 :Juicy Couture Yellow Sundress

Yellow is the hottest color of the year and this dress from Juicy Couture does it right. Bold and vibrant, this yellow sundress is sure to catch his eye. You can order this Juicy Couture smocked sundress from Net-a-porter for $120.

31 /49: Just Cavalli English Garden skirt

31/49 :Just Cavalli English Garden skirt

This pleated mini-skirt will put you at the center of attention with its pretty pink print. Add a tank top and thong sandals when you are headed out for a day of shopping near the beach. This Just Cavalli skirt is priced at $450 at Net-a-porter.

32 /49: La Rok Bardo Dress

32/49 :La Rok Bardo Dress

This ruffled dress is pretty choice for summer. It features a gray multicolored painterly print and a tie at the waist. You can get this La Rok dress at Cusp for $298.

33 /49: Lilly Pulitzer Bermuda Shorts

33/49 :Lilly Pulitzer Bermuda Shorts

These white bermuda shorts from Lilly Pulitzer will be a staple in your summer wardrobe. You can wear them with a T-shirt on the weekend, or dress them up with a blazer and heels for the office. Priced at just $88, these bermuda shorts are a hot buy for summertime.

34 /49: Milly Window Lace Dress

34/49 :Milly Window Lace Dress

This pretty lavender dress from Milly features a rounded neckline and cream lace trim. This 50s-inspired dress is very frilly and feminine. You can order it now at Cusp for $335.

35 /49: Paige Denim White Cutoff Shorts

35/49 :Paige Denim White Cutoff Shorts

These white denim shorts feature classic 5-pocket styling. They have a frayed hemline for the cutoff look. You can find these Paige Denim shorts at Shopbop for $159.

36 /49: Pencey Ruffle Dress

36/49 :Pencey Ruffle Dress

This floral print halter dress is a fantastic choice for summer fun. This flouncy dress features a peek-a-boo hem and halter straps that tie behind the neck. You can order this silk ruffle dress by Pencey at Shopbop for $372.

37 /49: Phillip Lim Ruched Bust Dress

37/49 :Phillip Lim Ruched Bust Dress

This brilliant blue dress from 3.1 Phillip Lim is great alternative to your little black dress this summer. Next time you are headed to a cocktail party, slip into this dress with a pair of silver strappy sandals. This ruched bust dress is available at Net-a-porter for $675.

38 /49: Rich & Skinny Boyfriend Shorts

38/49 :Rich & Skinny Boyfriend Shorts

If you haven't had enough of boyfriend jeans, now you can get a pair of boyfriend shorts. These white, lightweight denim shorts from Rich & Skinny feature classic styling of 5-pocket jeans. These white denim shorts are available at Shopbop for $135.

39 /49: Rick Owens Lilies Twisted Front Top

39/49 :Rick Owens Lilies Twisted Front Top

Instead of a boring T-shirt, liven up your summer wardrobe with this twisted front top. This sleeveless top comes in a beautiful aqua color. You can wear it with everything from jeans to a pencil skirt. This Rick Owens Lilies top is priced at $265 at Net-a-porter.

40 /49: Rock and Republic Sexy Shorts

40/49 :Rock and Republic Sexy Shorts

These blue wash denim shorts feature faded detailing in all the right places. They have the classic 5-pocket styling and cuffed legs. These sexy short shorts from Rock and Republic are available at Cusp for $175.

41 /49: Sandy Starkman Patchwork Print Dress

41/49 :Sandy Starkman Patchwork Print Dress

This red, orange and black patchwork print dress is a fun choice for summer. The maxi length and A-line skirt make it a forgiving choice for most body types. You can purchase this cotton dress from Sandy Starkman at Neiman Marcus for $225.

42 /49: See by Chloe Striped Skirt

42/49 :See by Chloe Striped Skirt

This navy and white striped skirt from See by Chloe has a nautical appeal. Pair it with a crisp white blouse or red top. This striped summer skirt is available at Net-a-porter for $325.

43 /49: Single Botanical Dress

43/49 :Single Botanical Dress

This beautiful botanical print dress is a great choice for a summer party. It feature a white background topped with a pretty floral pattern. The gentle pleating makes this dress drape nicely. The chain belt is a nice touch. You can get this Single silk dress at Cusp for $325.

44 /49: Theory Carpenter Pants

44/49 :Theory Carpenter Pants

Instead of jeans, slip into these casual stretch cotton carpenter pants. These pants are cropped to ankle length to show off your sandals this summer. You can purchase these Theory pants at Saks Fifth Avenue for $200.

45 /49: Theory Linen Shorts

45/49 :Theory Linen Shorts

These stretch-linen shorts feature a button tab accents and pretty summer colors. You can get these shorts in Guava or Starfruit. These Theory shorts are perfect for days of shopping or hanging out with friends. They are priced at $160 at Shopbop.

46 /49: Theory Twill Walking shorts

46/49 :Theory Twill Walking shorts

These twill shorts from Theory can be worn at the office with a blazer and wedge heels. They are sophisticated and chic with their dark indigo color and sleek styling. These Theory walking shorts are priced at $190 at Shopbop.

47 /49: Tibi White Eyelet dress

47/49 :Tibi White Eyelet dress

This pretty white dress from Tibi features 3/4-length sleeves and an easy-to-wear style. This is a flirty, feminine dress that is perfect for an outdoor summer party or a casual date. You can get the Tibi Algonquinn dress at Shopbop for $428.

48 /49: Trina Turk Floral Dress

48/49 :Trina Turk Floral Dress

This vivid floral dress from Trina Turk features a tomato red print. The pleated A-line skirt is flattering to most figure types. This vibrant dress is available now at Cusp for $298.

49 /49: Vince Chiffon Patio Dress

49/49 :Vince Chiffon Patio Dress

This silk chiffon dress by Vince is a nice choice for summer. It features spaghetti straps and a V-neckline. You can get this maxi dress right now at Cusp for $375. The long maxi dress will continue to be a popular choice once again this season.