I Finally See Why People Wear Black in the Summer — These 23 Dresses Are It!
You'd be forgiven if you thought that black dresses are only reserved for the fall or winter. Even though I mostly gravitate toward colorful clothes in the summer, I can never resist a flattering black dress for an alfresco dinner or dressy night out. There's a reason fashion-lovers have universally embraced the color black — it's crisp, elegant, and timeless.
We're loving the many iterations of black dresses designers have come up with this season. From an open-back design to a drapey tulle style, you'll be excited to shop the edit I've curated ahead. Just wait until you see the H&M tennis dress.
For Playful Drama: Who What Wear Ruffle Short Sleeve Dress
This Who What Wear Ruffle Short Sleeve Dress ($34) captures the spontaneity of summer plans in the best possible way. The puff sleeves add drama while the silhouette brings a touch of playfulness and flair.
Perfect Summer Dress: Puff-sleeve Cotton Poplin Wrap Dress
We don't know about you, but we love a one-and-done outfit, and this Puff-sleeve Cotton Poplin Wrap Dress ($106, originally $118, plus extra 60 percent off with code SALETIME) is looking like it right now. We're planning to live in easygoing and polished styles like this all summer long.
For an Unexpected Twist: AFRM Rhys Cutout Long Sleeve Midi Dress
The midriff-baring cutout of this AFRM Rhys Cutout Long Sleeve Midi Dress ($77, originally $128) adds an element of surprise that is extremely flattering. Save it for a chic dinner or an exciting first date.
For a Pep in Your Step: Old Navy Fit and Flare Sleeveless Smocked Tie-Shoulder Midi Dress
Wear this Old Navy Fit and Flare Sleeveless Smocked Tie-Shoulder Midi Dress ($50, plus 20 percent off with code SWEET) out for a breezy summer date night. It'll make you feel confident and easygoing.
The Throw-On-and-Go Dress: Old Navy Vintage Sleeveless T-Shirt Shift Dress
You'll throw on this easy Old Navy Vintage Sleeveless T-Shirt Shift Dress ($30, plus 20 percent off with code SWEET) and run out the door. It comes in lots of colors, but you can't go wrong with black.
For Casual Style: Old Navy Fit and Flare Slub-Knit Mini Tank Dress
We can't decide if this Old Navy Fit and Flare Slub-Knit Mini Tank Dress ($30) would look cuter with sandals or sneakers — what do you think?