The last thing you want to do on a hot day is throw on a pair of jeans. When the summer heat becomes unbearable, just throw on a simple summer dress that works no matter where you go (work, the park, the bar–wherever). Our expert shoppers scoured the web for the best dresses for summer: safari-style, floral prints and ruffled summer dresses like this T-Bags Ruffle V-Neck Dress ($172). Casual summer dresses can be worn with wedges or flat sandals during the day, but when the sun goes down, swap them out for a pair of platform shoes and you’ll be ready for anything.
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