Three Key Dress Styles To Help You Beat The Heat

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The midi dress--a stylish compromise between the floor-sweeping maxi and skin-baring mini--exudes easy elegance. The frock’s mid-length hem is demure but not prim, and in the season’s punchy colours and prints, it’s ideal for anything from a festive wedding to resort getaway.


BCBGMaxazria Printed Sleeveless Dress ($528)

Nasty Gal

Pop Tropic Midi Dress ($78)

Jenni Kayne

Racerback Tank Dress ($595)

Rachel Comey

Lima Dress ($472) in Midnight

Thanks to its boxy proportions, the shift dress skims your figure and offers a forgiving silhouette. This universally beloved style is the perfect nod to the season's mod revival, so invest in one that transitions easily from work (paired with pointy-toe shoes) to play (styled with gladiator sandals and a statement necklace).


BDG Denim-Block Shift Dress ($69)


Owen Dress ($298) in Leopard Snake Print

Pixie Market

Edie Check Dress ($135)

Rag & Bone

Aberdeen Dress ($450)

Cinching in at the waist with a fuller, flared skirt--hence its name, fit and flare--this frock is the perfect party companion. A throwback to retro ‘50s silhouettes, this style smacks of feminine, flirtatious allure, especially when paired with peep-toe pumps.


ASOS Shirt Dress in Fluoro Jacquard Spot ($65)


Dove Dress ($198)

Diane von Furstenberg

Renee Fit and Flare Knit Dress ($398)

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