Think of it as one-and-done dressing. You promised your date/agent/interviewer you’d be there in half an hour, but Waze says it will take that long to drive. So...deep breath, throw on your beloved new frock and swipe some lipstick on in the car. You’ll look so fab, no one will care if you’re a few minutes late.
15 Dresses to Throw On and Get Out the Door
What we look for in a warm-weather dress: covered up enough to wear in an air-con situation, but the lightweight cotton never feels too heavy in the heat.
Long And Linen
This 100% linen (read: cool) shift with raw-edge short sleeves and hem is just the right amount of Wild Wild Country.
A tank dress with wide straps, a removable belt and side slits? Welcome to your works-with-every-shoe linen-cotton summer bestie.
Mara Hoffman ($495)
Buttoned And Bias Cut
Cream-hued dots bouncing around a salmon-hued midi dress? Just try being in a bad mood while floating down the street in this.
Life’s too short for your sleeves to always match, and your fashion-forward self is showing that in this cool-girl shift. It goes with flat sandals as well as strappy heels.
M.D.S. Stripes ($149)
The jersey cotton summer dress is updated with a bi-level hem and ’80s-influenced leopard print. (Pink and black? So chic.) With nude cork heels and a straw bag, you’ll have the best outfit at the luncheon.
Who What Wear ($45)
Let’s say you’ve been tanning or toning or taking your limbs to the gym (maybe all three, overachiever). Then by all means show them off in this flared affair in embroidered eyelet.