White dresses are the summer’s official uniform, and I have many. A classic shirtdress in white, elevated with wrap leather belts, is a tried-and-true formula for the office (for variety, top with a lightweight textured or printed crop sweater). On the weekends, choose a frothy white sundress (and accessorize boldly) that’s guaranteed to put you in a good mood.
This super affordable ruched dress (<$30) with side ties is available in five solid colors. While the quality is so-so (the material is thinner than the midweight knit used to make the Lioness dress that I reviewed in the spring), I like how easy it is to accessorize, and how it doesn’t require much styling. The style is fitted, so size up (which I did) if you want a more relaxed fit.