As much as we love to play with color and print in the sunshine, these stunning style staple dresses are a must when it comes to putting together a versatile closet! The dresses you reach for on repeat, the ones you can style up or down no matter the occasion. Those are the dresses that last and keep our lineup looking fresh and chic year after year. So, to make sure your summer goes off without a hitch, we’ve selected 30 must-have designer dresses. All of which are absolute staple items when it comes to curating the most swoon-worthy, eternally stylish line-up for the warm weather season ahead.
When it comes to style staple dresses, it’s no secret that all black designs are a necessity. This summer, we have our sights firmly set on the Spaulding linen dress by Reformation. It has the perfect fitted black bodice with a super-flattering darted bust. Additionally, its ruffle trim straps and sultry thigh-high split instantly elevate its classic slip silhouette. Throw on a pair of black heels and your most stylish pair of sunglasses and have all eyes on you!
For a short hemline option, look no further than the adorable Jade mini dress by Free People. Talk about a go-to! This mini has a gathered, boho-style bust complete with drawstring fastenings, as well as a summery scoop neckline and cropped balloon-style sleeves. Wear this dress with flat sandals for one of the most effortlessly stylish off-duty looks imaginable.
When it feels like a thousand degrees outside, the last thing we need is restrictive, fussy style staple dresses. Luckily, we’ve found more than a few gorgeous throw-on options for you to add to your line-up this summer. Firstly, since we all need the perfect white sundress at our disposal, we highly recommend adding the Luka midi by Faithfull to your cart. Its on-trend scoop neckline coordinates perfectly with its voluminous puffed sleeves. Not to mention, it has a stunning, tiered ankle-length skirt that goes as well with flats as it does with heels. Trust us, this dress is perfect for everything from brunch dates to lazy Sunday strolls in the park.
Seeking out a subtle pop of color this summer? Choose the Agatha square-neck mini dress by Cloe Cassandro. This dress is the perfect length for warm weather and has the prettiest (and most flattering), shirred bodice to boot. You also adore its stylish long balloon sleeves with elasticized cuffs and mesmerizing shade of cornflower blue.