I'm a Dress Snob—These 38 Are Pretty Enough to Pass My Test by a Landslide

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(Image credit: @emnitta; Pictured: Christopher Esber Contrast Gathered Dress With Sheer Panel Details ($1076))

Saying that I like to dress up would be the understatement of the year. Most days, I'm fully dressed (even when working from home) in heels and a dress, not to mention jewelry and accessories, by 9 a.m. if not earlier. Because of that, my standards for dresses have become quite high, with comfort, style, versatility, and more all factoring into my buying decisions in the dress department.

Lately, though, I've started to get bored of the dresses in my current rotation, leading me to look elsewhere for new styles to add to my repertoire. Many hours and what felt like 10,000 dresses later, I narrowed down my search to just 38 options. Keep scrolling to shop the summer dresses that have my extremely hard-to-secure stamp of approval.

Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.