Summer’s heating up! With August around the corner and temperatures on the rise, the time is now to break out easy, sweet summer dresses if you haven’t already. After months of casual stay at home attire (shout out to our most loyal sweatpants and pajamas), the need for easy, stylish, single item outfits are more essential than ever. Once the perfect solution for packing, traveling or heading to the office, a summer dress can still be your go-to this season, whether you have your first Zoom wedding celebration to a virtual BBQ, or perhaps a walk through the park. From nightgown inspired house dresses, to floaty floral frocks, to simple white dresses, or a good old fashion sundress, consider picking up a few of the best summer dresses to live in all season long inside and out. The greatest part? They all clock in at $300 or less.
A simple white dress might not seem like much, but the perfect one can be a cure-all for summer style problems. Not only are they appropriate for just about every summer occasion, these puff sleeve and poplin versions have been dubbed as summer’s unofficial uniform after all—except if you’re a virtual wedding guest, of course. From mini to midi dresses, these white day dresses allow for endless accessorizing options. Just swap your footwear, and top it off with a summer bag of your choosing, and your white dress will feel like new every time.
Calling all prairie dress fans, this summer, nightgown-inspired dresses are for you. For an easy transition out of pajamas into something that’s arguably more comfortable and certainly cute, drift away in the sweet and dainty floral prints of these house dresses, in both long and short silhouettes. Complete with ruffle capped sleeves, lace, and round necklines tied up in a bow, these light cottons and breezy linen dresses are swoon worthy for summer.
Wrap dresses have always been a workday and weekend staple, but this summer the silhouette feels even more in touch with staying home than ever. This season wrap yourself up in one of these summery styles that go beyond the boudoir, despite being very similar to a luxe bathrobe. With their billowy sleeves and loose ties you won’t want to wear anything else. Plus, these comfy tie-front dresses make for a solid cover-up option.