There are several sleeveless options here, which I don’t usually do, but—as I have noted before—that is what a cotton cardigan is for. And I think in general summer is a time to make peace with your upper arms and bare them with impunity: despite the fact that I am now doing yoga five times a week, mine are far from toned, but I can’t be bothered to cover them up when it gets really hot, and neither should you. (Meanwhile, there are a number of sleeved items to choose from here as well.) I am crazy for this dotted dress: the shoulder ties make it so feminine.
Striped dresses can be tricky and hip-widening, but this one gets all flowy on the bottom half, which is nice and forgiving.
This neon pineapple print is just good fun.
An elegant black silk dress that is just the right amount of sexy.
The wide waist-tie on this shirt dress makes for a trim silhouette.
Of course I like the black embroidery on this blue dress, because black and blue together is the best. Also, this looks insanely comfortable.
The ruching on the sides of this plus-size dress keeps things from coming off too boxy.
This also comes in black, but I think the white is so fresh.
Just a really flattering, easy shirt dress.
A tank dress just made for kicking around on the weekend.
Really simple, but very pretty.
This tassel-front dress is very Ulla Johnson.
A lovely Liberty of London floral on a very femme-y dress.
The tiered look here is very chic.
This one would be tricky if you needed to wear a bra—and I know that most of us do—but I think it’s so damn cute I had to include it.