Best Summer Dresses: Zara
Draped Printed Tulle Dress Zara

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As the countdown to the June 20 solstice narrows down and calendars become full with vacation plans that call for tons of swimsuits, we're especially excited to add fresh summer dresses to our wardrobe this season. The traditional piece is a one-and-done outfit choice that's both stylish and practical for extreme temps, which makes getting dressed even more effortless and peaceful.

Many retailers have contributed to our love for summer dresses, from Zara's budget-friendly offerings that keep up with fashion's ever-changing market cycle without fail, to Net-a-Porter's sophisticated designer picks specially curated to specific occasions that make the shopping experience even more seamless. For those fashion lovers who are stuck in their minimalistic ways, but still want to nail the season's biggest trends, stores like Reformation offer chic midis and sundresses that will meet all your shopping needs. And for the sustainably-minded, The RealReal has a vast collection of second-hand luxury pieces at more affordable price points, contributing to a greener industry.

While it's easy to peruse these sites for hours, there's even more brands that will elevate your warm-weather repertoire. Ahead: see the 10 best stores where you can get every kind of summer dress.


Best Summer Dresses: Zara
Zara Voluminous Skirt Dress Zara

Voluminous Skirt Dress at Zara ($50)

A white dress is a summer staple and this chic mini with a voluminous skirt is perfect for any escapade of the season.


Best Summer Dresses: H&M
H&M Kaftan Dress With Lacing H&M

Kaftan Dress With Lacing at H&M ($60)

There's something playful yet sophisticated about a vibrant print. Consider this H&M dress that easily goes with sandals for a casual day or lacy heels for a night out.


Best Summer Dresses: Net-a-Porter
Siedres Misty Scarf-Detailed Ruched Tie-Dye Jersey Midi Dress Net-a-Porter

Siedrés Misty Scarf-Detailed Ruched Tie-Dye Midi Dress at Net-a-Porter ($380)

The scarf trend is officially back in style, and we're not mad about it. Add an extra oomph to your summer rotation by choosing a dress like this one from Siedrés.


Best Summer Dresses: Revolve
Superdown Mallory High Neck Dress Revolve

Superdown Mallory High Neck Dress at Revolve ($88)

Blue adorned major spring/summer 2024 runways like Eckhaus Latta and Fendi, so you'll want to have a blue dress in your closet this season. Superdown's design is sure to be a head-turner.

The Outnet

Best Summer Dresses: The Outnet
AJE. Joan Asymmetric Pintucked Organza Mini Dress The Outnet

AJE. Joan Asymmetric Pintucked Organza Mini Dress at The Outnet ($205, originally $455)

Looking for high-end luxury options at more affordable prices? Look no further than The Outnet. With a 350+ designer range, the retailer provides customers with a mix of past-season and in-season items that you'll instantly love, like this AJE. pink mini.


Best Summer Dresses: Doen
DÔEN Arleen Dress Doen

Arleen Dress at DÔEN ($298)

Founded by sisters Margaret and Katherine Kleveland in 2016, DÔEN exists to create effortlessly beautiful, accessible pieces inspired by Californian roots. If you're in the romantic mood, you'll appreciate their offerings like this yellow number.


Best Summer Dresses: Summersalt
Summersalt Silky Luxe Puff Sleeve Beach to Brunch Wrap Dress Summersalt

Silky Luxe Puff Sleeve Beach to Brunch Wrap Dress at Summersalt ($125)

What better place to shop summer dresses than a store with the season in its name? Known for their figure-flattering swimwear, Summersalt ventured into making clothing that's "for women, by women" and versatile for any occasion.

Farm Rio

Best Summer Dresses: Farm Rio
Farm Rio Beige Rose Shaped Bodice Sleeveless Maxi Dress Farm Rio

Beige Rose Shaped Bodice Sleeveless Maxi Dress at Farm Rio ($335)

If you're a lover of prints and statement-making silhouettes, Farm Rio's got you covered. We love how they made a rose come to life in this striking spaghetti-strap dress.


Best Summer Dresses: Reformation
Reformation Joana Dress Reformation

Joana Dress at Reformation ($198)

Minimalist or not, Reformation creates pieces that are equally timeless and adventurous. We love how tie-dye is tastefully interpreted in this classic bandeau dress.

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