Your guide to summer black, part 1: dresses
Despite my best efforts, I still wear black more than any other color, and this doesn’t change once summer hits. Black dresses are just so easy and versatile, and I like to keep things interesting with bright accessories and maybe more jewelry than usual. I bought this Veronica Beard dress last summer (and probably showed it to you then) and I’m not surprised to see they brought it back, because it is so sexy and curve-flattering.
Here is a nice, flowy option for days so hot you don’t want to wear anything at all.
A sweet and flirty little confection.
A simple wrap dress that I’d accessorize with a bunch of necklaces.
This shirtdress has a very subtle black-on-black textured stripe thing going on that I like a lot.
A pretty silk dress that’s pretty well-priced for a silk dress.
Such a feminine choice, but not too girly either.
A cute cotton embroidered number that looks like it could be Nili Lotan, but is in actual fact Mango.
The neckline here is just lovely.
I feel like this is a slightly dorky picture of this Theory dress, and that it would be quite graceful in person.
I like the slightly asymmetrical hem here.
A good T-shirt dress is just a smart summer investment.
I like the Grecian details here.
A simple tank dress works quite well as a beach cover-up too.
I really dig the twist-front detail here.
If you’re feeling flush, here’s a gorgeous specimen from Zero+Maria Cornejo. It exceeds the GOACA price limit, but I promise you’d get infinite wear out of it.
I’d wear this with bright espadrilles and an armful of bracelets.
This is an extended sizes option, which I’m pointing out because it’s not that obvious from the picture. I think it’s pretty adorable.
I’m not really showing prints in this post, but I made an exception for this striped, ruched Allsaints tank dress because it is just so good. It lingers in my shopping cart as I type.
The ruching is quite strategically placed here.
I’m pretty certain I showed you this Vince dress before, but now it is marked nicely down. With a belt it would be aces.
A silky popover shirtdress to throw on whenever.