It’s not too surprising—given how prominently button-down shirts figure in my uniform—that these dresses become a key component of my wardrobe once it’s warm enough for them. I’m primarily attracted to their ease of wear, but I also like the fact that you slip one on and immediately look pulled-together. This denim dress comes in a lot of other colors, but I kind of love the washed-out grey.
A cute linen number in the palest of pale pinks.
This is actually a popover dress, but close enough, right? I like that it’s got a subtle, flattering A-shape.
This linen option has a safari-ish feel.
OK, I think this dress is over-styled to a ridiculous degree here, but if squint you can see that it’s pretty adorable.
From Veronica Beard, a sophisticated choice with a sweet self-belt.
This is flowy-er than your average shirt dress, something that I view as a plus.
Such a cute, graphic striped dress that’s longer than I usually think works in this category, but somehow it does.
The rolled sleeves and oversized pocket on this dress are cool touches.
This striped linen choice would beautifully double as a beach cover-up.
This gingham dress is so spiff, and well-priced too.
The cap sleeves here are more flattering than straight-up sleeveless.