It's the Summer of Cotton Dresses, and We're Staying Cool in These 14 Stylish Options
Aside from escaping to a beach whenever possible, wearing cotton dresses is how we survive the blistering summer heat. Nothing is as uncomfortable as sweating through a thick shirt, whether it be tweed or suede, in the depths of June, July, and August. There's a season for every fabric, and this is definitely the summer of cotton dresses.
We love them because they are lightweight and airy. Plus, if you're headed on a vacation or work trip, the fabric is easy to fold and pack up. If you don't want to break the bank on a new dress, we curated a selection of our favorite cotton designs under $100. These reliable pieces will become your summer uniform, no doubt.
— Additional reporting by Macy Cate Williams
Flowy and Feminine: Tie-back Tiered Cotton Poplin Dress
Your friend calls and asks that you quickly get dressed up for a brunch party. What do you wear? This strappy Tie-back Tiered Cotton Poplin Dress ($58 with code SALEONSALE) that'll earn you the most effortlessly stylish guest for all occasions.
Ideal For Everyday Wear: 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 ($53 with code SALEONSALE) is looking like it right now. We're planning to live in easygoing and polished styles like this all summer long.
Stylish New House Dress: Cottage Dress
From the puff sleeves to the subtle print, you'll love everything about this Cottage Dress ($38 with code SALEONSALE). With its easy silhouette and removable belt, you'll turn it into your new house dress (or wear-everywhere uniform) in no time.
Fresh Paint of White: Cotton Poplin Shirtdress
There's something about a crisp white Cotton Poplin Shirtdress ($39 with code SALEONSALE) that looks so refreshing, it pairs nicely with the lightheartedness of the summer season. We wear this color the most when it's warm.
The Summer Office Dress: Eliza J Stripe Belted Shirtdress
For the days you just really want to wear a dress and stay cool, we'd go for the Eliza J Stripe Belted Shirtdress ($98). Its breathable texture won't overheat you, but it's still office ready. Plus, the tie waist is so cute and flattering.
A Classic Warm-Weather Staple: Cotton Poplin Shirtdress
A classic J.Crew style gets a summery upgrade with this Cotton Poplin Shirtdress ($45 with code SALEONSALE). Whether you wear it over a bathing suit or on its own to roam the city, you'll find that it's just the perfect warm-weather dress, thanks to the short sleeves and loose fit.