I don’t wear dresses for much of the year, but when the weather gets warmer they’re all I want to wear, and the ones I reach for most often are shirtdresses, because they are such a simple, one-and-done way of looking put together. I especially like how clean and crisp a white one looks, and this one from J. Crew is pretty perfect.
I think the terra cotta hue on this Alex Mill dress is quite sophisticated, and I dig the band collar too.
This animal print number is slightly snugger-fitting than your average shirtdress, but I like that about it. And the color combination is just so fun.
Lavender stripes are so sweet and summery.
And I like this red and white striped poplin specimen too: it just looks so easy.
This one is a slightly more feminine take on the silhouette, and the lace panels are a cool touch.
Here’s a denim dress with a nice amount of stretch to keep things comfy.
I like the slightly fuller skirt here.
This flared dress is just desperately cute, and would be perfect and cool on a really hot day.
This three-quarter sleeve dress also comes in white, and I’m having a really tough time deciding which I like better.
A pretty lattice floral against a rich red background: sublime.
This one from Rag & Bone looks like it’s on the shorter side, but I think that might just be because of the model’s height. I am crazy for the stripe combination: blue and black, my favorite.
The subtle pinstripes on this maxi-ish dress are a nice touch.
A light chambray dress that I’d wear with some layered necklaces.
I like the khaki hue of this tie-front dress, and the fact that it dips slightly lower in the back.
This babydoll silhouette reminds me of something I might have worn in around 1989 and purchased at Street Life on lower Broadway.
A gauze dress that’s probably sheer enough to require a slip. Or it could make a great beach cover-up.
Blue gingham with a little flounce at the hem is just a touch of fun.