- 1 Ulla Johnson Talin Dress
- 2 H&M Dress with Ruffles
- 3 Saloni Fara Folded Bodice MidiDress
- 4 Veronica Beard Dorado ruffle floral-print mini dress
- 5 H&M Crêped Wrap-front Dress
- 6 Theory Muscle P Dress
- 7 Apiece Apart Caspia Braid Tank Dress
- 8 ACE & JIG Dusty Striped Cotton Maxi Dress
- 9 H&M Dress with Buttons
- 10 Altuzarra Floral Print Flare Hem Silk Dress $
- 11 Valencia + Vine Molly Poplin Wrap Dress
- 12 Reformation Rou dress
- 13 Saloni Zoey Cut-out Stretch Poplin Dress
- 14 Joie Briel Dress
The Best Summer Dresses for the Urban Jetsetter
Summer doesn’t have to scream the beach. Big cities like Paris, New York, and London come alive in warmer months, delighting the senses with an abundance of culture, cuisine, and nightlife.
So, what to pack for a city getaway? Unlike a beach holiday, bikinis and flip flops aren’t the easy go-to. Read on for the best summer dresses for the urban Jetsetter.
Ulla Johnson Talin Dress
Ulla Johnson’s ‘Global Nomad’ aesthetic strikes the perfect balance between hip and chic.
Ideal for: Strolling the scenic walkway along the river Seine in Paris.
H&M Dress with Ruffles
This ruffled number gives off a fun and flirty vibe.
Ideal for: Any beach city like Barcelona, Santa Monica, Sydney.
Saloni Fara Folded Bodice MidiDress
Designer Saloni Lodha’s Indian heritage serves as inspiration for her collections. The flattering A-line on this midi, with hand-sewn embellishments at the waist, give it a fun, yet polished look.
Ideal For: Exotic cities like Marrakesh, Mumbai, Fez, Siem Reap.
Veronica Beard Dorado ruffle floral-print mini dress
H&M Crêped Wrap-front Dress
People just don't wear enough red. Go bold with this wrap-front dress to stand out from the crowd.
Ideal for: Kicking back at sidewalk cafe in any sexy European city like Rome, Florence, Madrid...
Theory Muscle P Dress
Apiece Apart Caspia Braid Tank Dress
We love this braid tank dress for its hushed pink and orange stripes and sexy bare shoulders.
Ideal for: A night tango dancing in Buenos Aires.
ACE & JIG Dusty Striped Cotton Maxi Dress
Is it possible for rainbow stripes to be subtle? Apparently and this is how it’s done.
Ideal for: Exploring cities with textile-rich cultures like Oaxaca, Santa Fe, and Cusco.
H&M Dress with Buttons
Everyone should have a yellow summer dress in their closet. We love the brown button detailing on this one, which perfectly offsets the yellow.
Ideal for: Lunch in laid-back smaller cities like Portland, Maine or Savannah, Georgia.
Altuzarra Floral Print Flare Hem Silk Dress $
Cocktails and dinner? This is the pick.
Ideal for: Dinner at that hard-to-book restaurant in a cosmopolitan city like Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, or Singapore.
Valencia + Vine Molly Poplin Wrap Dress
Reformation Rou dress
Saloni Zoey Cut-out Stretch Poplin Dress
A feminine front button dress in summery lemon with cutouts in the back easily takes this from day to night. Another great packing option.
Ideal for: A Sunday picnic in Central Park, NYC.
Joie Briel Dress
The structured bodice and full, swingy skirt silhouette are relaxed in this sandy-colored cotton. Summer city retro-chic.
Ideal for: Cities with a little edge: NYC, LA, Shanghai.