8 Stylish Dresses for Warm Weather Occasions
Warehouse Stripe Fit-and-Flare Dress
Thanks to thin stripes and patchwork-style panels, this black-and-white number has a flattering, waist-whittling effect.
To buy: $60, warehouse.andotherbrands.com.
Featured May 2015
Zara Lace Dress
A fresh take on your go-to white lace dress, this blush-toned shift has the same versatility as the original in a subtle, bridal-friendly color.
To buy: $80, zara.com.
Loft Mixed Eyelet Cami Dress
A structured shape and playful eyelet detail make this flirty fit-and-flare style suitable for day or night. Pair it with flats for a luncheon and heels for a fancier affair. Also available in tall and petite sizes.
To buy: $98, loft.com.
Tahari Floral Print Fit-and-Flare Dress
Soft sorbet colors printed on a scuba-like fabric ensure this floral print is nothing like your grandmother’s curtains. Let this girly, of-the-moment style take you from the office to date night or outdoor party in one fell swoop.
To buy: $128, lordandtaylor.com.
Eliza J Belted Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress
The structured silhouette and all-over print (think of the Ikat-inspired dots as polka dots in their most sophisticated form) help conceal imperfections. Also available in petite sizes.
To buy: $148, nordstrom.com.
J.Crew Striped Eyelet Dress Green
This rich, jewel-toned eyelet dress offers endless styling possibilities. During the daytime, pair it with gladiator sandals and a denim jacket. At night, try wedges and dainty drop earrings. Available in four colors as well as tall and petite sizes.
To buy: $158, jcrew.com.
Colette Dinnigan Pleated Trellis Dress White
The faux-wrap bodice is supremely flattering on full busts, while the defined waist and pleated skirt help to create an hourglass figure. To dress it up for evening, add some pretty drop earrings to call attention to the lace back. Also available in green and petite sizes.
To buy: $168, anthropologie.com.
Erin Erin Fetherston English Rose Fit and Flare
This supremely feminine dress isn’t just a beauty—it has brains, too. The lovely rose garden pattern helps to define the waist and balance the figure, while the full structured skirt plays down the hips. The knee-length hem and bra-friendly wide straps maintain modesty, so it can be worn at nearly any occasion.
To buy: $325, dillards.com.
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