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I Just Found the Perfect Work-Appropriate Dresses of the Season

Summer dress code got your stressed? Have no fear, these cutie options are totally office-approved. 

By Liz Kennedy

Summer is here and I am hot. And when I’m hot, I do not want to wear uncomfortable clothing. (Ok I lied, I never want to wear uncomfortable clothing.) The mere thought of wearing pants to work on a 90-degree day makes me drip in sweat. So I’m not wearing pants this summer. That sounds bad, but instead I’m only wearing dresses. Light, airy, adorable dresses that will keep me cool while also making me look cool—but not “too cool” that I’m gonna get a call from HR. (Because as much as I want to feel air everywhere, my coworkers don't want to see my backside—or 75 percent of my skin.)

So if you’re hot like me, let those legs be free and stock your wardrobe with the most flattering dresses of the season. Stay cool, my friends.

Anthropologie Summer Breeze Dress

The 90’s called and they want their sundress back–but they can’t have it because I’m wearing this adorable (and extremely flattering!) number non-stop.

BUY FROM, Athropologie, $118

Lou & GREY Signaturesoft Swing Dress

Swing into summer with this ridiculously soft dress. I promise this will be the most comfortable thing you wear all season.

BUY FROM: LOFT, $69.50

GAP Sleeveless Pintuck Shirtdress

What could be better than a comfortable, flattering dress? Nothing. And that is exactly what this boho chic dress is.


GAP Linen Sleeveless Strip Shirtdress

All over stripes is all over the runway this summer and his stripy, loose dress is a must for your summer work wardrobe. Plus, it’s very lightweight, making it perfect for those scorchers.


ASOS Printed Dress in Brush Stroke Print

This contemporary dress is as cool as it is chic. The added belt helps give the relaxed dress a flattering fit.

BUY FROM: Asos, $111

LOFT Cabana Shift Dress

Pops of color make this summer shift stand out in the office. Wear with your favorite sandals for a casual look or dress up easily with heels.

BUY FROM: LOFT, $89.50

Anthropologie Leslie Geo Tunic Dress

If you want an effortless look and feel, this is your dress. Plus, these colors look perfect with a tan.

BUY FROM, Anthropologie, $198

Abound Chambray Dress

You didn’t think you were going to get through the summer without a new go-to chambray dress, did you? Pair with one of your work-appropriate sneakers for the cutest look of the summer.

BUY FROM: Nordstrom Rack, $29.99

Topshop Stripe Wrap Dress

Big sleeves, ruffles, and a wrap waist?! Yes, please. You will wow your co-workers with this preppy piece.

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $90

Tinka Print Jersey Fit & Flare Dress

The perfect summer print and the perfect flare make for a dress that will look good on everyone.

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $88

Boden Evelyn Dress

Appropriate for a sit-down with the CEO, but also cool enough that you're not sweating bullets on your commute into the office.

BUY FROM: Boden, SALE $105 (Regularly $150, 30% Off!)

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