Dresses for summer days

The season of airy fabrics and vibrant colors is finally upon us.

And we’re giving it a warm welcome with a selection of chic, sexy, cool dresses in the latest styles. 

Keep it simple and pair each look with trendy sliders, a classic clutch and some bold accessories. (Now all you’ll need are events that merit these fabulous finds.)


Anything goes when it comes to stripes. Bold, geometric patterns in colorful and monochromatic shades alike are appropriate for work, evening and even relaxing under the sun. Celebrate the spirit of summer by sporting red and blue stripes for an also nautical feel or turquoise and taupe for a beachy vibe.

Get the look (1): Rowing Stripe Midi Dress in navy by Ted Baker, $195.


Show a little bit while leaving more to the imagination. Sheer fabrics suggest a sexy silhouette without revealing too much skin – and they’re hotter (and cooler) than ever.

Get the look (2): Aquinnah Bell-Sleeve Maxi Dress in navy/cream by Alice and Olivia, $440.


Hot pink, fuchsia and raspberry:  Team the season’s most ravishing sunset and sherbet shades and you’re ready for a sure statement, no introduction needed.

Get the look (3): Color-Block Gown in rose/cherry by Jill Jill Stuart, $298.


The garden isn’t the only place that flowers are gracing. This season, head-to-toe looks — accessories included — feature budding blooms. Floral appears on delicate silhouettes, vibrant prints and subtle lace trim to continue the garden party all summer long. 

Get the look (4): Sadie Floral-Print Dress in “All in Bloom” by Black Halo, $345.


Take a stylish turn in a classic, all-white ensemble. Color need not apply, but if you’re craving an added pop, pair with a tassel necklace – one of the season’s hottest accessories – for the perfect complement that is sure to draw compliments.

 Get the look (5): Annabelle Lace Maxi Dress in white by Burberry, $1,750.

For a larger selection of looks in similar styles, visit bloomingdales.com.

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