7 Types Of Dresses Every Girl Needs In Her Closet This Summer

June 2, 2015 by Maria Bobila
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Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, it's officially summer in our book, which means we can wear our favorite dresses all season long. We've picked our top seven styles, from maxi dresses and shift dresses to off-the-shoulder and fit-and-flare, for you to stock up on now.

[Photo: Ania B, similar style here]

Maxi: Some things never change—floor-length maxi dresses a must for the summer season. This year, we love this look revamped in vintage-inspired prints or soft jersey knits. ASOS Paisley Cut Out Maxi Dress ($99.67)

Maxi: Side-Slit Marled Dress ($22.90)

Maxi: Crocheted Halter Maxi Dress ($29.90)

Maxi: ASOS Twist Bandeau Jersey Maxi Beach Dress ($32.62)

Maxi: Club Monaco Lisette Dress ($279)

Chambray: Splendid Chambray Shirtdress ($185)

Chambray: One Teaspoon Lotus Dress ($109)

Chambray: Longline Chambray Shirtdress ($29.90)

Plumage Chambray Dress ($158)

Chambray: When it's too hot for denim, opt for chambray in a breezy dress. No matching top to choose necessary.

Eileen Fisher Stripe Chambray Shift Dress ($218)

Off-the-Shoulder: This sundress embodies all things summer. Wear this fun, carefree look everywhere this season: music festivals, trips to the beach, brunch outings, picnics in the park, and more. Love Sam Aria Cold Shoulder Dress ($209)

Off-the-Shoulder: Willow Dress ($154)

Off-the-Shoulder: Topshop 'Sumi' Stripe Off the Shoulder Dress ($68)

Off-the-Shoulder: Topshop 'Abigail' Floral Print Off the Shoulder Dress ($105)

Off-the-Shoulder: Fire Tassel Trim Off the Shoulder Dress ($42)

T-shirt: For lazy days and easy weekends, this style is your summer alternative to sweatpants. Honey Punch Knot-Front T-Shirt Dress ($49)

T-Shirt: Silence + Noise Witchy T-Shirt Dress ($69)

T-shirt: STYLESTALKER Supernova Tee Dress ($179)

T-Shirt: Layered Cutout T-Shirt Dress ($12.90)

T-shirt: Slub Knit T-Shirt Dress ($17.90)

Day-to-Night: Your summer schedule just skyrocketed thanks to outdoor happy hours and impromptu dinner dates. Thankfully, these versatile pieces can be dressed up or down. Selected Romana Wrap Front Dress ($108.73)

Day-to-Night: Black Halo Milan Two Piece Dress ($390)

Day-to-Night: Meo Collective Hands On Dress ($170)

Day-to-Night: ASOS Lattice Back Dipped Hem Beach Dress ($43.49)

Day-to-Night: ASOS AFRICA Shift Dress in Pink Pansy Print ($68.86)

Fit & Flare: This ultra flattering silhouette is great for any figure. We love this look in bright solid colors and fun, textured materials. BDG Jackie Flare Tee Dress ($49, down from $39)

Fit & Flare: Keepsake X UO Fallen Dress ($160)

Fit & Flare: Betsey Johnson Cutout Eyelet Lace Fit & Flare Dress ($168)

Fit & Flare: Tory Burch Stretch Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress ($295)

Fit & Flare: MINKPINK Sweetheart Fit & Flare Dress ($79)

Shift: This retro silhouette is timeless. Have fun with this style with embellishments like fringe and contrasting collars. Daisy Street Shift Dress With Collar ($48.91, down from $29)

Shift: Equipment Mina Dress ($298.11)

Shift: Milly Chevron Shift Dress ($370)

Shift: Vila 70's Geo Print Dress ($39.87)

Shift: DKNY Sleeveless Shift Dress ($395)


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