COMFORTABLE, CASUAL, AND EFFORTLESSLY COOL, SUMMER DRESSES SHOW OFF BOTH SKIN AND ATTITUDE

BY CALEIGH OSTROM

Maison Ullens Cable-Knit Column Maxi Dress
Exceptionally crafted for comfort and ease, this body-hugging cable knit dress in a sunset hue seamlessly transitions from day to night.
$850, neimanmarcus.com

Johanna Ortiz Regions of Myth Belted Printed Organic Cotton-Voile Maxi Dress
Designing from her hometown of Cali, Colombia, Ortiz worked closely with local artisans to capture the spirit of the country. Made from sustainably sourced organic cotton, the geometric pattern dress has tie-fastening straps for an adjustable fit and is finished with an embroidered belt that cinches the waist.
$850, netaporter.com

Magda Butrym Open-Back Crocheted Silk and Wool-Blend Satin Dress
Inspired by sultry ‘80s glamour with an underwired crochet bustier, this head turner’s cutout back with slim ties adds an extra shot of magnetism.
$1,552, netaporter.com

H&S Spread

Zimmermann Poppy Belted Floral-Print Mini Dress
Crafted from structured linen and printed with sunny blooms, this shirt dress features a spread collar and chest pockets, and is cinched at the waist with a buckle belt. The ruffled hemline completes this daytime stunner.
$695, bergdorfgoodman.com

Marni Watercolor Leopard-Print Shift Dress
A brand defined by graphic prints and architectural shapes creates this shift silhouette with cap sleeves and large armholes, finished with an abstract watercolor leopard spot print.
$990, neimanmarcus.com

Lisa Marie Fernandez Charlotte Belted Linen Mini Dress
An adjustable tortoiseshell O-ring belt defines the waist of this timeless and breathable linen dress. Style yours with gladiators and accent with chunky jewelry.
$495, bergdorfgoodman.com

Pat BO Palmeira Lace-Trimmed Woven Midi Dress
Inspired by Brazilian palm fronds, this printed dress is trimmed with panels of white lace and hand-sewn jute falling to a ruffled hem. All that’s missing is an ice-cold caipirinha and sand.
$650, netaporter.com