Think of it this way: Do you really want to be shopping when you could be at the beach or thinking about the beach from a climate-controlled room? No. That's why we've done some sartorial reconnaissance and returned with the 27 prettiest summer dresses of the year, all available to buy now.
Because you haven't quite figured out how to style a tropical camp shirt, but you know you can wear the heck outta a one-shoulder mini.
More structured than it looks (read: okay for office) and will increase your shoulder width significantly (in a fashion-y way).
Classic without being too "Betty Draper cosplay." Though some of us have already got the martini habit and emotional repression bits covered...
A Bardot neckline and fitted silhouette for a summer fling that'll end with one party ghosting, then resurfacing three weeks later for no apparent reason.
Everybody needs a lightweight, breezy dress to drip Popsicle juice onto.
Really into a handkerchief hem, still into an off-the-shoulder neckline no matter how hard fashion tries to kill it.
Equally nice with or without a T-shirt layered underneath, trainers or slides, in a house, with a mouse, etc.
Like the man's shirt you bring to the beach but longer so you don't have to bother with pants (the Prime Directive for warm-weather dressing).
Me to me: Don't go too '60s with this, please. Also me to me: But how you gonna stop me?
Really pretty (live for a shoulder tie) for a wedding you don't really want to go to but end up having fun at anyway.
If your summer plans include revenge.
Lovely color, lovelier anemone-like chest ruffles.
Made for staging photos along the Amalfi Coast with an Aperol Spritz in your hand and three more already in your tummy.
A nice black slip dress, but then...mural splashed across the left boob!
Can very vividly imagine somebody wearing this to upstage a bride. (Spoiler: It goes very well.)
Loads of fabric in the skirt for twirling harder than Lupita at the Oscars and being well-ventilated in your own personal air bubble.
A millennial festival-goer's dream, with double slits, exposed shoulders, and a wee bit of boobage. All together, it works.
Kind of like what Tilda Swinton's character in I Am Love would wear if she ever let loose IRL. Big danglers for this one too, plus a straw bag. Bella.
NYADD. (Not your average denim dress, in that it's got a structured, corset-like bodice.)
A voluminous bohemian rhapsody you'd try to wear to aerial yoga because *everybody* has to see it.
Meant for la plage, but that rickrack trim and convertible neckline would work anywhere, making it a solid choice for vacations.
You do get tons of design for the price, and just as many prints.
Similarly, you have to agree that's a lot of fabric and hours somebody had to sew, and you'll definitely see a ROI in Instagram likes.
Support emerging talent! And get some shoulder ties and a check pattern out of it.