Why do we love a dress in the summertime? It boils down to a single phrase: one and done. Simply pair with accessories, and you’re ready to walk out the door. And if that isn’t easy enough for you, we went ahead and culled some of the best (and most flattering!) summer dresses for your shopping convenience.
Scroll through to check out the selection, covering frocks for every occasion from a wild girls’ night out to a casual Sunday brunch.
How to get away with a peek of side-boob? A high neck, of course!
Alexander Wang Boat Neck Bra Strap Dress ($438)
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Edith A. Miller is known for her flattering striped t-shirts, and we must say we’re quite pleased at the expansion into dresses.
Edith A. Miller Combo Crew Neck Mini Dress ($136)
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Sure, the arm straps may prevent you from waving your hands in the air like you just don’t care, but when you look this adorable, that can be overlooked.
For Love & Lemons Kiss Me Dress in White Floral ($194)
From the raw hem to the statement fringe belt, this frock has the details down pat.
10 Crosby Derek Lam Pleated Dress in Soft White ($487)
We’re pretty sure Alexa Chung would be obsessed with this collared mini dress.
Lovers + Friends Monica Rose Rosita Dress in Bone ($202)
There’s no way around it: this pearl harness cut-out dress is an utter showstopper.
Cushnie Et Ochs Sleeveless Dress with Imitation Pearls ($1595)
Strategic panels combined with a bustier top ensure this dress is the most flattering.
Self Portrait Paneled Pleated Midi Dress ($380)
This might just be most refined cleavage-flaunting dress we’ve ever seen.
Alexander Wang Sleeveless Box Pleat Dress ($455)
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For those who are quite serious about showing some skin, this strappy back number is for you.
Olcay Gulsen Cross Back Mini Dress in White ($400)
Nail the ‘90s-babe look with this throwback slip dress.
T By Alexander Wang Stretch Silk Georgette Slip Dress in Bordeaux ($550)
Sound off below on what your favorite beat-the-heat dress, and how you'll style it all season long!