22 Summer Dresses You Can Wear for the Next 90 Days Straight

Best Summer Dresses



Whether you’re planning to spend your summer strolling through Manhattan or touring the cobblestone streets of Lisbon, there is likely one detail you shouldn't overlook when shopping for the perfect summer dress to wear all season long: the fabrics and styles that are going to keep you as cool and comfortable as possible. When the sun is beaming down on you while you stroll through the park or sit down for brunch, there are four things you need: Your hair up in a bun, tiny sunnies that don’t actually cover your eyes, open-toed shoes, and a light cotton summer dress.

Today we're narrowing in on the latter essential. Before you sit down to spend potentially hours scouring the internet, simply scroll through the below roundup. Whether it's to throw on for a casual Saturday afternoon or pack in your suitcase for your next vacation, a cotton dress will fit the bill. From white eyelet (a personal favorite) to bright, summery prints, there’s a style for everyone. We’ve rounded up the best cotton summer dresses so you can skip the hours indoor surfing the web and instead head outside for your next picnic in the park (clad in cotton, of course).

Add a woven basket and you are ready for a picnic in the park. 

This is the perfect easy dress to throw on for a casual Saturday morning. 

I'm usually more of a maxi dress girl, but this mini is changing my mind.

White really is the best color for a cotton dress.

Is it just me or does this dress make you want to flamenco?

I think I've convinced myself to purchase this dress. 

This off-the-shoulder style may not be office-appropriate, but it is definitely brunch-appropriate. 

Not to worry, the light lace overlay will offset the black color in the heat of summer. 

You are guaranteed to stand out, and get compliments, in this dress.

The ruffled tiers add the perfect touch to an otherwise already-summery dress. 

This bright hue and crocheted material screams summer in Europe.

I love a good off-the-shoulder anything in the summer.

This checked pattern reminds me of a picnic blanket in the best way possible. 

This dress probably could not be any cuter. 

This dress will make you stand out from a sea of white summer dresses. 

Feel like you're vacationing in Greece even if you're not vacationing in Greece. 

I've been looking for the perfect maxi dress for weeks and I just found it. 

The vertical blue strips make this dress particularly nautical. 

LoveShackFancy knows how to do summer dresses. 

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