The Easiest Summer Dresses You Will Wear All The Time

Everyday summer dresses that are go anywhere, shape-friendly, machine washable, and bra-friendly - from cotton to linen, jersey and more.
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There’s no denying that the warmer it gets outside, the more we all want to put comfort first when getting dressed. But how can you stay cool and look pulled together at the same time?

With an easy dress in a classic style and breathable fabric, that’s how. Skip the structure, pass on the fussy details, and embrace an airy shirt, tank, or t-shirt dress instead.

We looked and we found them for you! We’re talking (mostly) bra-friendly styles, soft, washable fabrics (cotton, linen, or jersey), and forgiving shapes.

Here are some general guidelines for these easy styles based on your frame:

  • If you’re concerned about your Midsection: Look for open necklines, loose through the belly, stretch in the fabric, and consider a shorter length to show off your gams*.*
  • If you’re concerned about your Chest: Opt for open necklines, stretch fabric, a built-in bra, or wide straps to accommodate a bra.
  • If you’re concerned about your Hips & Thighs: Try open necklines, A-line shapes, flare styles that skim the body, and lengths that hit either at the knee or below the calf.

Choose a style that feels like you, dress it up with a denim jacket and a few accessories (or not), and enjoy living in this piece all summer long.

Best Cotton Dresses

Banana Republic Washed-Cotton Maxi Shirtdress
Lululemon Classic-Fit Cotton-Blend T-Shirt Dress
COS Mock-Neck Maxi T-Shirt Dress
COS A-Line Short-Sleeved Shirt Dress
Tanya Taylor Charlie Dress

Best Jersey Dresses

Boden Jersey Midi T-Shirt Dress
Garnet Hill Horizon Knit Tank Dress
Eileen Fisher Pima Cotton Stretch Jersey Crew Neck Dress
Eileen Fisher Stretch-Jersey Crewneck Sleeveless Midi Dress

Best Athletic Dresses

RBX Active Plus Malden Dress
Old Navy PowerSoft Sleeveless Shelf-Bra Support Dress
Athleta Santorini Thera Dress
Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress
Sweaty Betty Ace Racerback Midi Dress
J.McLaughlin Tallula Dress

Best Linen Dresses

Tommy Hilfiger Curve Linen Shirtdress
COS Gathered Linen Midi Dress
not PERFECT LINEN Drop Ruffle Dress
Ulla Popken Split Neckline Midi Dress
Banana Republic Cruz Linen Maxi Shirtdress
Tommy Hilfiger Logo-Embroidered Linen Dress
Garnet Hill CP Shades Gia Dress
Frank & Eileen Rory Maxi Shirtdress

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