Easy Dresses to Throw On for Work This Summer

Nicole Kliest

One of the very first things I do when I wake up in the morning is check the weather. The temperature is one the largest determinants of what I’ll wear for the day, and because we’re entering those warm summer months, it’s time to take into consideration items that not only keep you cool and breezy, but are also appropriate for the office.

This task can often feel like a daily dilemma, but the best answer is usually a breathable dress. You don’t have to add on layers, it can be easily accessorized, and the pickings are practically endless! If you’re on board, see below to shop my favorites of the moment.

Who What Wear Sleeveless Midi Shirt Dress ($33)

Excuse the self promotion, but isn't this gingham dress from our collection at Target so cute?

Black Crane Wrap Dress ($274)

We'd never have to worry about what to wear Monday morning with this wrap dress in our closet.

COS Shirt Dress ($115)

A knotted belt detail instantly elevates any shirt dress.

Finery Delverton Pinafore Belted Dress ($105)

A woven straw bag would go well with this safari-inspired dress.

Just Female Genova Shirt Dress ($142)

Everything from the longer sleeves to the wrap silhouette make this choice extra flattering.

Kenneth Cole Open-Knit Sweater Dress ($165)

Go from the office to after-work drinks in this stylish number.

M.i.h Jeans Tuscon Dress ($425)

Circular hardware feels very of the moment.

Madewell Open-Back Midi Dress ($148)

Psst! There's an open back on this pretty pink midi dress. Talk about built-in air conditioner.

Mango Belted Cotton Dress ($80)

Swap your wool sheath dress for a cotton iteration. 

Misha Nonoo Jocelyn Crepe Dress ($395)

A longer hemline balances out a slit and small back cutout.

Raquel Allegra Watercolor Floral Dress ($605)

Infuse your wardrobe with a beautiful watercolor print.

Of Mercer Bedford Dress ($165)

You'll wear this year-round.

Tibi Ariel Stripe Cape Sleeve Dress ($450)

We think a pointy pair of loafers would be ideal with this A-line frock.

Toit Volant Mariko Dress ($139)

Did someone say pockets?

Article& Rhoda Midi Dress ($76)

Easy and breezy.

Topshop Stripe Belted Shirt Dress ($90)

You can never have too many stripes, we always say.

Veda Tulip Dress ($395)

Timeless LBDs are a welcome closet addition in any woman's wardrobe.

Which of these dresses would you wear to work? Tell us in the comments.

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