Our Favorite Dresses for Summer 2018

Summer is here and we have found ten dresses that will keep you looking great all season long. Our favorite dresses for summer 2018 will take you from work to the red carpet, from a rock concert to a wedding reception.   These designer dresses encapsulate all the adventures that summer has to offer!



Our Favorite Summer Dresses that are appropriate for work
Photo courtesy of Diane Von Furstenberg


You can never go wrong with a classic DVF wrap dress.  This Diane Von Furstenberg’s Yahzi Silk Jersey Wrap Dress ($428) can be worn to the office and then out for drinks at the end of the work day.  All of DVF prints are lovely, but this green leaf print gives us tropical summer vibes.

Casual Boho


Our Favorite Summer Dresses casual boho
Photo courtesy of Michael Kors


Heading out for a day at the farmers market? This Michael Kors Floral Embroidered Silk Dress ($495) is the perfect choice.  The boho floral embroidery keep it casual while the silk fabric retains its refinement.

Preppy with Pockets


Our Favorite Summer Dresses preppy with pockets
Photo courtesy of Calvin Klein


If you are looking for a preppy summer frock, look no further!  The Silk V-Neck Sleeveless Patch Pocket Dress from Calvin Klein ($388) features a sleek, classic silhouette.  And, look!  Pockets!

Date Night


Our Favorite Summer Dresses for date night
Photo courtesy of Joie


The stunning cobalt color of Joie’s Damica Silk Dress ($448) will keep your significant other’s eyes on you all date night.  The ruffled one-should dress is fun and flirty without being overly fussy.

Ruffled Romance


Our Favorite Summer Dresses for romance
Photo courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana


For a bigger romantic statement, we adore this Printed Chiffon Dress with Embroidery from Dolce & Gabbana ($6,595).  It is obviously an investment piece, but what a piece it is!  The lush floral print, the heart adornment at the waist, the flattering halter…  It is simply breathtaking.

Nautical for Sailing


Our Favorite Summer Dresses nautical for sailing
Photo courtesy of BCBGMAXAZRIA


Wear BCBG Max Azria’s Vintage Stripe Twist-Back Dress ($158) for a day of sailing or relaxing at the yacht club.  Thin white stripes on navy are classically nautical.   We love that the silhouette is minimal too for a clean, fresh vibe.

Summer Wedding


Our Favorite Summer Dresses for a summer wedding
Photo courtesy of Ted Baker


This soft pink Ted Baker Cut-Out Shoulder Maxi Dress ($395) is perfect for a summer wedding.  The romantic cut-out shoulders and thigh-high slit are both sexy and elegant.

Denim for Days


Our Favorite Summer Dresses denim
Photo courtesy of Alexander McQueen


It doesn’t get much cooler than this Sleeveless Mini Denim Dress from Alexander McQueen ($1,995).  The corset-style denim dress is a great option for summer concerts!

Cool on the Carpet


Our Favorite Summer Dresses red carpet
Photo courtesy of Alice and Olivia


Keep it cool on the red carpet with the Nat Mid-Length Fitted Dress from Alice + Olivia ($995).  The fitted sequined sheath is event appropriate, while the floral embellishments prevent it from looking matronly.

Club Chic


Our Favorite Summer Dresses for the club
Photo courtesy of Valentino


You will make a statement this summer in the Fireworks Embroidered Dress from Valentino ($5,980).  Show off your tan in a short skirt.  Plus, what says summer better than fireworks?!

So, which of these dresses do you think you need in your wardrobe this summer?  Let us know if your favorite designer made our list.  You might also want to see our picks for this summer’s best one-piece swimsuits.

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