Summer Dresses

Allegra Hicks
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Summer Dresses

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Phoebe Couture

Phoebe Couture
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Need something flirty and fun for an evening party? Try this little number. Metallic sandals and a coordinating clutch will finish this dress off with pizazz.Click to Buy the Look

$290; neimanmarcus.com

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Ella Moss Black Label

Ella Moss Black Label
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You'll be ready to hit the dance floor at a wedding reception in this tiered silk frock. Dress it down for a daytime occasion with a simple cardigan and neutral-colored sandals.Click to Buy the Look

$297; nordstrom.com

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Corey Lynn Calter

Corey Lynn Calter
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We love the maxi dress for warm days and sultry nights. Slip on some wooden bracelets and flat sandals and you've got a boho chic ensemble that looks great for an outdoor dinner party.

$240; 802-862-5051.

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Reiss

Reiss
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A sophisticated cut like this dress makes it very versatile-it's suitable for work with a black cardigan and black pumps, or can work on its own for a luncheon, shower or graduation party.

$395;

reiss.co.uk.

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Lauren by Ralph Lauren

Lauren by Ralph Lauren
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This ultra-feminine dress will take you from day to night, all with a few key accessory changes. For the office, wear it with a jacket on top, basic nude heels and simple jewelry. Lose the jacket for night time, throw on some strappy heeled sandals and let your hair down.

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$190; ralphlauren.com

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Julie Haus

Julie Haus
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This sweet little silk chiffon dress can work for occasions like a baby shower, a baptism or lunch with the girls. Keep accessories simple since the dress's color and white trim are statements enough.

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$385; juliehaus.com

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Cool Change

Cool Change
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A backyard barbecue calls for something comfortable (you're there to eat, after all!) and fun. A strapless dress like this with a long necklace and sandals creates the perfect ensemble.Click to Buy the Look

$150; saksfifthavenue.com

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Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller
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A dressier affair calls for a little drama, which is what you get from this gorgeous piece. An evening soiree, including a wedding, is the ideal venue to wear this stunner.

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$400; nicolemiller.com

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ABS

ABS
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Depending on the shoes you wear, this dress can be worn to a fancier occasion, like a cocktail party, or something more simple, like an outdoor dinner party. Regardless of which you choose to wear it to, keep the jewelry simple-the jeweled neckline is enough bling already.

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$350; bloomingdales.com

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Vera Wang

Vera Wang
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Ladies who lunch need dresses like this. The sophisticated cut and beautiful details render this style a lovely one to wear to any event where you want to appear ladylike and sophisticated.

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$540; neimanmarcus.com

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Cynthia Steffe

Cynthia Steffe
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You'll get tons of use out of a white eyelet dress during the summer. It's great for a picnic, a lunch with friends or with a cardigan for the office.

$275;

neimanmarcus.com

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Vince

Vince
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The paintbrush strokes on this v-neck style add a trendy touch to an otherwise basic cut and make it a good option to wear when you want to impress your fashion-forward friends.

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$285; eluxury.com

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Plenty Frock by Tracy Reese

Plenty Frock by Tracy Reese
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If you need a dress for an afternoon wedding or other slightly formal occasion, look no further than this sweet strapless piece from Tracy Reese.

$230;

nordstrom.com

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Twenty8Twelve by S. Miller

Twenty8Twelve by S. Miller
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With a wide-brimmed sun hat, this dress will make you the belle of the Fourth of July BBQ!

$575;

neimanmarcus.com

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J. Crew

J. Crew
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If you want to feel a little more covered up, this below-the-knee cotton dress will be appropriate for conservative occasions. This style will look best with high heels rather than flats.

$268;

jcrew.com

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Max Azria

Max Azria
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The flapper-vibe of this flirty frock makes it a go-to choice for any fun summer parties you have. Keep your shoulders warm at night with a pashmina wrap that coordinates with one of the color tones in the dress.

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$650; maxazria.com

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Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret
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Off to an exotic location? Throw this light-weight silk dress in your suitcase. It'll come in handy for a beachside luau or a romantic dinner for two.

$109;

www.victoriassecret.com

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DKNY Jeans

DKNY Jeans
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A t-shirt dress like this is a great option for an easy piece to throw on with gladiator sandals. The wood embellishments at the neckline dress this piece up a bit.

$80;

dknyjeans.com

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J. Crew

J. Crew
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Add a red shoe to this simple little dress and you're ready for a Fourth of July picnic or a boating excursion.

$88;

jcrew.com

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Catherine Malandrino

Catherine Malandrino
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Watching your local baseball team, strolling barefoot in the grass or just sipping cocktails on the front porch-why not do them stylishly in a sweet little spaghetti-strap sundress like this?

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$595; nordstrom.com

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Tysa

Tysa
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Looking for something super girly and sexy? This fiery babydoll number will do the trick. If you have tanned or darker skin, wear it with gold accessories for major sizzle.

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$275; tysaclothing.com

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Allegra Hicks

Allegra Hicks
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An easy, pretty piece like this will become a summer-time staple because it can be worn to a variety of occasions. Dress it up with peep-toe heels and dress it down with flat brown sandals.

$479;

allegrahicks.com

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