Searching for the perfect summer dress is a bit like searching for the perfect partner. There are some qualities we all look for, but at the end of the day our desires are unique and individual. When it comes to dresses we want something both breezy and sophisticated. The kind of cool that feels great on and looks impressive. We want to wear it to the office and then to drinks after hours and feel our best in both scenarios. It's a lot to ask from one garment, but just like that elusive partner, we know one is out there for you.
Perhaps you're in search of a shift with that extra spark, maybe a little swing or some crispness. Tibi's split-neck dress is on trend in black-and-white stripes with a shape that's conservative enough for work and playful enough for the weekend. The same dual appeal goes for Thierry Colson's gingham-print wrap dress. Wear it to the office with flats, then switch them out for a stacked heel to meet friends for happy hour. Bonus points for throwing on a stylish choker, too.
Then again, isn't it a lot to ask for just one perfect partner or item of clothing? With seven days in a week and innumerable occasions that call for a versatile summer dress, you might as well hedge your bets and keep a few different options in rotation. They don't call it a summer fling for nothing.
Shop our most-wanted dresses of the season from Erdem, Michael Kors, Kenzo and more.