You can’t beat shirtdresses for ease of wear in the summer, and I like how crisp and put-together they manage to look, especially when I’m feeling anything but. Here is a pretty classic casual take, from preppy-chic brand Alex Mill.
A pretty—and kind of sexy—floral from Yumi Kim.
I like the A-line shape here, and the sleeves look flattering.
The floral/leopard print mashup here is rather crazy, but I kind of love it.
This denim number is sold out in some sizes, and I understand why: it looks like the easiest thing in the world to throw on and forget about.
A slinky-but-somehow-also-sweet floral in an appealing green.
I like the band collar on this striped option.
This cute cotton popover dress hits just above the knee, which I know is a no-go for some of you, but it’d also be pretty perfect as a beach cover-up.
And so would this gauzy, longer dress.
I think the variegated stripes in this Theory dress are a cool, graphic touch. I’m not crazy about the belt, but it’s easy enough to sub out one of your own.
A perfect option for wearing while you’re lounging about.
This Uniqlo dress is very well-priced, and I like the full-skirtedness of it.
The jungle print here appeals.
This lace dress has a kind of antique-y feel, and is so excellently summery.
And finally: the military touches on this Topshop dress are quite winning.