7 One-and-Done Summer Dresses You Can Wear Everywhere
Summer calls for days of sand and surf, afternoons exploring charming towns and nights spent with friends over fish tacos and rosé. Who has time for a wardrobe change between outings? Slip into one of these dresses and you’re good to go.
THE OFF-THE-SHOULDER DRESS
Bare shoulders aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. And with a gauzy, tasseled number, it’s a snap to make the transition from beach lounging to night out on the town.
Good news: Your fave city uniform still works out east. The key is finding lightweight fabrics and details such as crochet, ruffles or cutouts to give the cocktail staple a breezy upgrade.
C&C California ($131)
The Slip Dress
The ’90s throwback has graduated from trend to wardrobe staple. And one in ethereal white works just as well for brunch with friends as it does for date night.
Ali & Jay ($128)
The Striped Shirtdress
The only thing better than a shirtdress is one with stripes. After all, stripes and the Hamptons go together like fireworks and the Fourth of July. Wear this one while window-shopping on a Saturday before heading to the beach bonfire at dusk.
Moon River ($128)
The Floral Wrap Dress
Add a straw hat to this classic frock and you’re set for a morning at the farmers’ market followed by an afternoon at the vineyard and dinner at a clambake. (Bonus: It’s made by a brand committed to environmentally friendly practices.)
Amour Vert ($188)
The Gingham Pinafore
The retro checks are everywhere this season and were made to be paired with red lips, espadrilles and lazy picnics by the water.
The Patterned Maxi
Featherlight voile in a floating silhouette adds a touch of romance to this dress, while a kitschy tropical pattern shows you don’t take things too seriously. Now, where are those mai tais?
Adriana Degreas ($650)