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The Best Summer Dresses for the Urban Jetsetter

It’s summer dress time, Jetsetters, and we’re wearing them every which way: short, long, fuss-free, frilly, strappy, sleeved—it’s all good. We’ve sorted through tons of options to bring you 14 of the best dresses out there now.

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Loup Charmant Adelaide linen maxi dress

Loup Charmant's dresses are the best at channeling vacation mood. Airy and elegant, this salmon-hued delight is perfect for a sunset stroll. 

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DÔEN Jasmine floral-print maxi dress

We can't get enough of this vintage-inspired DÔEN dress—the shoulder ties, the close-fitting bodice, the floaty skirt—it just works so well. 

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Reformation Monique Dress

Go for a simple silhouette in summer’s quintessential fabric for a truly versatile summer closet staple—slip it on over a bathing suit, wear it around town with sneakers, or dress it up with a sandal. It’s a no-brainer.

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Sea Lucia Smocked Mini Dress

Legs for days, Jetsetters. We love the pretty print on this short and sweet number.

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Free People Love of My Life Midi Dress

We’re big fans of pink, but this solid all-rounder also happens to come in four other fabulous colors (including ever-useful white and black). Play with the skirt buttons for a flirtier feel.  

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Reformation Delilah Dress

Even with sleeves, this lightweight 100% organic cotton midi feels breezy. We love the pretty print, too (and the blue paisley option is just as cool).

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Urban Renewal Remnants Silky Midi Slip Dress

A slinky slip dress is undoubtedly seductive, but this looser, more relaxed fit is arguably more versatile and just as alluring.

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Xirena Bardot Dress

We’re clearly into prints this summer. This colorful look is particularly eye-catching.

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Vince Rolled Sleeve Shirt Dress

A timeless shirt dress in bright white is always chic. The subtle stripe and rolled sleeve on this Vince version gives the classic an extra kick. 

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Raey V-Neck crinkled-silk midi slip dress

You can't go wrong with a pop of color, and this tangerine number is a charmer.

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Veronica Beard Dorado ruffle floral-print mini dress

The balloon sleeves balance the flounced mini, and silk rolls up nice and small to throw in a bag. Winner.  

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