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22 Summer Dresses So Good, Someone Will Buy You a

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The Slip Dress Pick

xxxiticat Sleeveless Spaghetti Strap Satin Cocktail Dress

Sleeveless Spaghetti Strap Satin Cocktail Dress

The Slip Dress Pick

xxxiticat Sleeveless Spaghetti Strap Satin Cocktail Dress

Now 38% Off

No one will guess you bought this chic slip for $25 on Amazon.

Drink in hand: Frosé

Sizes: XS-XL

Colors: 23 options

Material: Polyester, spandex

The Polka Dotted Pick

Realisation Par The Claudia

The Claudia

The Polka Dotted Pick

Realisation Par The Claudia

If you thought off-the-shoulder was on its way out, think again. This classic silhouette in polka dot form is destined for the Amalfi coast.

Drink in hand: Aperol Spritz

Sizes: XXS-XXL

Colors: White polka dots or black daisies

Material: Silk crepe

The Slinky Pink

Are You Am I Missi Dress

Missi Dress

The Slinky Pink

Are You Am I Missi Dress

Brown is an underrated dress color. Give the neutral some much-needed love in this attention-seeking mini.

Drink in hand: A really funky orange wine

Sizes: XXS-XL

Colors: 8 options

Material: Silk

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The Amazon Pick

Sleeveless Lace Floral Cocktail Dress

Sleeveless Lace Floral Cocktail Dress

The Amazon Pick

Sleeveless Lace Floral Cocktail Dress

Now 17% Off

With over 14,000 reviews, this lace LBD will become a wardrobe workhorse you can whip out for every future party.

Drink in hand: Chardonnay

Sizes: S-XL

Colors: 19 options

Material: Rayon, polyester

The Y2K Pick

Blumarine Pleated Jersey Dress with Rose Decoration

Pleated Jersey Dress with Rose Decoration

The Y2K Pick

Blumarine Pleated Jersey Dress with Rose Decoration

Now 30% Off

Whether you like it or not, the saccharine aesthetic of the 2000s is back with a vengeance. This dress is the epitome of that era.

Drink in hand: Jello shot.

Sizes: 38-44

Colors: Black or mauve

Material: Viscose

The Tea-Length Pick

ASTR the label Sleeveless Lace Fit & Flare Midi Dress

Sleeveless Lace Fit & Flare Midi Dress

The Tea-Length Pick

ASTR the label Sleeveless Lace Fit & Flare Midi Dress

Now 35% Off

This dress is a garden party personified.

Drink in hand: Moscow mule

Sizes: XS-L

Colors: 7 options

Material: Polyester

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The LBD Pick

With Jean Chloe Corset Dress

Chloe Corset Dress

The LBD Pick

With Jean Chloe Corset Dress

This flirty, tuxedo-inspired LBD will put you in the running as the star of the next Bond film (not justthe Bond girl).

Drink in hand: Martini, of course.

Sizes: XXS-XL

Colors: 8 options

Material: Polyester, spandex

The Unique Pick

Kim Shui One Shoulder Balloon Dress

One Shoulder Balloon Dress

The Unique Pick

Kim Shui One Shoulder Balloon Dress

This mash-up print will get you all the compliments at your next event.

Drink in hand: Whiskey Sour

Sizes: XS-L

Colors: Multi

Material: Rayon, silk

The Polished Pick

Scanlan Theodore Pleated Rib Cap Sleeve Dress

Pleated Rib Cap Sleeve Dress

The Polished Pick

Scanlan Theodore Pleated Rib Cap Sleeve Dress

Here’s a dress you can wear to work and happy hour.

Drink in hand: Bloody mary, mimosa, or anything else on the brunch menu.

Sizes: XS-XL

Colors: Light or hot pink

Material: Viscose, polyester

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The Halter Neck Pick

Petal & Pup Ximeno Knit Halter Dress

Ximeno Knit Halter Dress

The Halter Neck Pick

Petal & Pup Ximeno Knit Halter Dress

Ideal for an outdoor wedding or date night alike.

Drink in hand: Hemingway Daiquiri

Sizes: XS-XL

Colors: Multi

Material: Cotton, polyester

The Vegan Leather Pick

Bebe Vegan Leather Belted Strapless Midi Dress

Vegan Leather Belted Strapless Midi Dress

The Vegan Leather Pick

Bebe Vegan Leather Belted Strapless Midi Dress

Now 29% Off

Chic and neutral: two of the best things a dress can be.

Drink in hand: This dress is definitely an espresso martini. I won’t be elaborating.

Sizes: XXS-XXL

Colors: Mocha

Material: Polyester, elastane

The Strapless Pick

Meshki Tyler Strapless Satin Midi Dress

Editor’s ChoiceTyler Strapless Satin Midi Dress

The Strapless Pick

Meshki Tyler Strapless Satin Midi Dress

Now 53% Off

Not all dresses need to be cinched at the waist. Try this straight silhouette in a stunning turquoise hue. (Pssst…it looks great with a tan!)

Drink in hand: Spicy cucumber margarita

Sizes: XXS-XXL

Colors: 5 options

Material: Rayon, viscose

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The Pure White Pick

Sissyaki Strapless Midi Dress

Strapless Midi Dress

The Pure White Pick

Sissyaki Strapless Midi Dress

Have your own engagement party to attend? Here, the perfect dress.

Drink in hand: Vodka soda (so you don’t stain anything)

Sizes: S-XL

Colors: 7 options

Material: Cotton

The Floral Pick

Showpo Circe Midi Dress

Circe Midi Dress

The Floral Pick

Showpo Circe Midi Dress

Now 50% Off

You’ll never look back at this backless option.

Drink in hand: French 75

Sizes: 2-10

Colors: Blue floral

Material: Acrylic

OW Collection Isla Dress

Isla Dress

Some cocktail dresses venture in gala territory, and this statement number strikes that perfect balance.

Drink in hand: Cosmopolitan

Sizes: XS-XL

Colors: Pink

Material: Viscose, linen

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The Feminine Pick

Sunday Best Martine Dress

Martine Dress

The Feminine Pick

Sunday Best Martine Dress

A cotton dress works best for daytime hangs and, therefore, daytime drinks.

Drink in hand: Rosemary Gin Fizz

Sizes: XXS-XXL

Colors: 6 options

Material: Cotton

The Bedazzled Pick

iSayhong Mini Dress with Spaghetti Straps

Mini Dress with Spaghetti Straps

The Bedazzled Pick

iSayhong Mini Dress with Spaghetti Straps

Ok, Amazon, we see you. Not for the lighthearted, this bejeweled bra dress will always turn heads.

Drink in hand: You’re adventurous, so tonight, it’s the bartender’s choice.

Sizes: S-XL

Colors: 27 options

Material: Cotton, spandex

The Puffy Sleeved Pick

Princess Polly Halton Mini Dress in Multi

Halton Mini Dress in Multi

The Puffy Sleeved Pick

Princess Polly Halton Mini Dress in Multi

A floral number is always a good idea. Dress it up on a Saturday night with heels and a clutch, then wear it down with sneakers for Sunday errands.

Drink in hand: Sangria

Sizes: 0-12

Colors: 8 options

Material: Polyester, rayon

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The Cool Pick

Alexis Gaudy Chain-Detailed Mini Dress

Gaudy Chain-Detailed Mini Dress

The Cool Pick

Alexis Gaudy Chain-Detailed Mini Dress

Instead of wearing gold hoops with your dress, why not wear a dress with gold hoops?

Drink in hand: Champagne (the real stuff, not prosecco)

Sizes: XS-XL

Colors: White

Material: Polyester

The Sculptural Pick

Mach & Mach Crepe Mini Dress

Crepe Mini Dress

The Sculptural Pick

Mach & Mach Crepe Mini Dress

Now 30% Off

Heart eyes, but really though!

Drink in hand: Tequila sunrise

Sizes: 2-10

Colors: Red

Material: Wool

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Meg is the Associate Fashion Commerce Editor at ELLE.com where she researches trends, tests products, and looks for answers to all your burning questions. She also co-writes a monthly column, Same Same But Different. Meg has previously written for Cosmopolitan and Town & Country. Her passions include travel, buffalo sauce, and sustainability. She will never stop hoping for a One Direction reunion tour.

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Justine Carreon is the market editor at ELLE.com covering fashion, Dutch ovens, and fashion again. When she isn’t approaching style through a modern, accessible lens, she’s scouring eBay for vintage Levi’s and pretending she knows how to surf. Before joining ELLE.com in 2015 she worked as a freelance writer and stylist in New York City.   

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