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A weird thing about summer: It turns most of our usually beloved, harmless clothes into clingy, suffocating enemies. (Looking at you, denim.) Don’t let your wardrobe turn against you. Throw on one of these uber-lightweight frocks instead.

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Striped Midi

Sea-glass stripes + roomy silhouette = summer dressing to a T.

Lemlem ($295)

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Cold-Shoulder Mini

Extra ventilation is always a good thing (especially when it looks this cute).

Velvet ($150)

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Lace-Up Shift

Just pull the strings for additional temperature control.

J.Crew ($70)

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Lace-Detail Smock

Any embellishment that promotes airflow is a win in our book.

Corey Lynn Calter ($178)

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Cotton Swing Dress

The wearable equivalent of a nice, shady beach umbrella. (But, you know, flattering.)

ASOS Curve ($64)

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Fringed Caftan

Know the caftan. Love the caftan.

Su ($595)

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Tiered Sundress

The key to wearing black in the summer? Stick to super-light fabrics like linen and cotton gauze. (And just say no to jersey, no matter how comfy it looks.)

Mara Hoffman ($195)

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Open-Back Midi

Never underestimate the power of a well-placed cutout.

Faithfull the Brand ($159)

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