As the summer temps rise and the days get longer, there’s nothing like slipping into a comfortable summer dress that makes you feel chic and confident, helps you beat the heat, and allows you to stay stylish. Whether you have special events you’re attending or plan to enjoy a casual day out, having a few go-to dresses in your wardrobe can make getting dressed easy and breezy. 

Here are five summer dresses to add to your summer rotation:

Kristen Dress by Jude Connally:

If you are looking for a versatile summer dress that you can wear again and again, look no further than the Kristen Dress by Jude Connally. This lightweight dress is the perfect length, with a loose fit that skims the body for a flattering silhouette. You can choose from a variety of colors and styles. You can also wear it alone for an easy laid-back look or layer it with a blazer or cardigan for added versatility.

Marcella Dress by MM LaFleur:

The Marcella Dress by MM LaFleur is not just a dress; it’s a canvas for your creativity. You can style this lightweight dress in multiple ways—layer it over a blouse, wear it alone, or use it as a long vest over another outfit. This dress comes in a beautiful neutral camel color, which makes it perfect for business meetings and casual lunches with friends. This dress runs large, so be sure to size down when ordering. I actually sized down two sizes to a size 12. 

Lovinia Floral Off-the-Shoulder Mesh Dress by Diane Von Furstenburg:

This summer, my go-to special event dress will be the Lovinia Floral Off-the-Shoulder Mesh Dress by Diane Von Furstenburg. This dress is a showstopper and it’s the summer dress you want to add to your closet. This dress is also the one you want to wear in the summer heat; it’s made of lightweight mesh, making it the perfect dress for staying cool in the summer heat. While the dress is called the Off-the-Shoulder Mesh Dress,  you can wear the sleeves higher. One of my favorite features of the dress is the ruching in the tummy area, which hides everything and it’s fabulous. Think about pairing it with heels for a summer wedding or sandals for a night out on the town.  Due to the stretch of this material, I purchased an L.

Molly Belted Mini Shirtdress by Veronica Beard:

The Molly Belted Mini Shirt dress by Veronica Beard will add a pop of color to your summer wardrobe. This dress is like a bolt of sunshine, guaranteed to brighten your day whenever you wear it. It has a belted waist and comfortable fit, making it perfect for everything from date night to brunch with friends. Just be sure to size up, as this dress runs a little small.

Maude Dress in Stretch Denim by MM LaFleur:

If you are looking for a chic and comfortable summer dress, look no further than the Maude Dress in Stretch Denim by MM LaFleur. This dress is made with stretch cotton and is lightweight yet structured, making it ideal for any occasion. You can pair it with heels, sneakers, or sandals—the choice is yours. It’s also made with washable fabric, which makes it easy to keep this dress looking fresh all summer long.

With these five summer dresses in your wardrobe, you’ll be ready for any occasion. From casual days out to special events, these versatile dresses will keep you looking and feeling cool all summer. If you’re not sure where or how to start, reach out and book a Style Inspo Session. I am here to help.