When you stop to think about it, few items in our closets fill as many sartorial needs as the warm weather dress. After all, what else can pair as effortlessly with a pair of fresh, white sneakers as it does a pair of wedge sandals? What else can command a conference room in addition to weekend brunch with the girls? What else packs easily and layers well with others? And don’t get us started on its ability to transform into an outfit with the simple addition of a denim jacket. Seriously, name a more versatile wardrobe piece — we’ll wait.
But our favorite thing about the warm weather dress is that there are so many options to choose from. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation. There’s an almost maddening number of summer dresses online to choose from, which is why we narrowed the list down to these three timeless styles that are somehow also incredibly on-trend. Whether you’re a maxi dress stan, love the charm of a midi dress or crave the flirty allure of a mini dress, these picks have you covered.