10 Breezy Dresses You Can Lounge in All Summer Long
Whether you're spending the summer at home or venturing outdoors, comfortable, lightweight clothing that will stand up to the heat is a must. It often doesn't get easier than a dress on hot summer days, so we searched high and low for soft, breathable options from some of our favorite retailers.
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Keep reading for our favorite summer dresses.
Amazon Essentials Short Sleeve Swing Dress
This short-sleeved dress is as comfortable as your favorite t-shirt, but it's also feminine and flattering.
To buy: amazon.com, from $19
Saturday/Sunday Tatum Tiered Maxi Dress
For a breezy, beachy look, opt for a maxi dress, like this soft cotton version with playful tiered details, available at Anthropologie.
To buy: anthropologie.com, $98
Everlane The Long Weekend Tank Dress
This pocket tank dress is simple enough to dress up or down, and it will instantly become a wardrobe staple.
To buy: everlane.com, $40
L.L.Bean Cotton/Tencel Slub Dress
This ultra-soft dress has a drawstring waist, so you can adjust the fit to your preference for a flattering yet comfortable look.
To buy: llbean.com, $65
Lululemon All Aligned A-line Dress
This sleek high-neck dress is easy to dress up or down, and it's made from lightweight, sweat-wicking material that's perfect for summer days.
To buy: lululemon.com, $118
Míe Bali Dress
This linen maxi dress from black-owned, sustainable brand Míe is made my local artisans in Nigeria. As are all Míe styles, this one is as breezy and comfortable as it is show-stopping. It will wear as beautifully during a summer at home as it will during all the vacations you're currently planning.
To buy: mie.ng.com, $205
Madewell Swingy Tee Dress
A comfy t-shirt dress is a summer must have, and we love this version from Madewell, which is made from soft, drapey jersey.
To buy: madewell.com, $70
prAna Norma Dress
We love a dress with pockets, including this sporty, lightweight version from prAna, which has two hip pockets and a handy hidden zip pocket.
To buy: prana.com, $89
Universal Standard Sonya Satin V Neck Dress
With a v-neck and drapey cut, this satin dress is both comfortable and stylish.
To buy: universalstandard.com, $145
Lemlem Eshe Plunge Dress
This Mediterranean-inspired kaftan by black-owned lifestyle brand LemLem is made in Ethiopia, where owner and supermodel Liya Kebede is from. It's the ideal at-home dress that can be used later on as a swimsuit coverup or even a summery day-date outfit.
To buy: lemlem.com, $375
Daily Ritual Jersey Midi Dress
This soft sleeveless dress is a must for hot summer days. Plus, it's one of the most affordable options on this list.
To buy: amazon.com, from $7
Loveappella Maxi Dress
There's no better time than summer for maxi dresses. This lightweight, stretchy version is easy to throw on, making it the perfect option for hot summer days. It's also available in regular and petite sizing.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $68
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