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Summer Isn't Summer without a Sundress

by Ashley Pagliaro

Look your best during this hot New York summer in a sundress--Photo via pinkyotto

When it comes to some of the soft, ethereal dresses we’ve scoped out around NYC, we can’t seem to refuse them.  And besides, you can never have too many sundresses, can you? There’s nothing I care to slip into more for a night by the beach than a cool, flowing dress. With straps, asymmetrical, bandeau and strapless– we have got you covered.

Shop this asymmetrical number from New York vintage favorite What Goes Around Comes Around. The versatile pattern pairs perfectly with sandals for a day near the beach, or with booties during the first signs of fall. The ‘Sioux Dress’ comes from the brand’s ready-to-wear line, which they launched after years of success as a go-to source for vintage.

The Sioux Dress

Looking for a not-your-typical sundress? Try this 'Summer' dress from Asos. With a cold-shoulder design and relaxed silhouette, you'll surely be comfy yet have all eyes on you while prancing through your fave New York City nabe. Wear it with thong sandals or those chunky espadrilles you love.

The Summer dress

For a budget-friendly buy, look no further than a city lady’s best friend, Zara. This floral fuchsia maxi dress is the definition of light and airy, in a flattering Grecian silhouette. Finish the look off with a metallic gold t-strap sandal and you’ll have a perfect day-to-night weekend look.

From Zara

Itching to satisfy that beach style craving? Head straight to the Quiksilver store, for few brands say beach more than women’s brand, Roxy. This brightly striped 'Entangled' dress is the perfect cotton complement to your bathing suit. Slim fitting with a strapless bodice and peak-a-boo tie in the back, you’ll be sexy and comfortable. Who knew it was possible?

Entangled dress from Roxy

For an appropriate day-to-night option, head to Manhattan and celebrity favorite, Pinkyotto. This light and easy style is perfect for a casual Friday – not too heavy for the heat yet enough for the office A/C when accompanied by a shrug. Slip out of your wedges and into flats for after-work drinks with friends.

From Pinkyotto

Nothing says casual chic more than the ‘Rookie Dress’ from Manhattan staple, Steven Alan.  This simple tank dress in a lightweight striped jersey is ideal for a laid-back evening in Montauk. Dress down with flip-flops or up with a clog sandal from another NY favorite, No 6. Shop this dress at the Annex in TriBeCa.

Rookie Dress from Steven Alan

In need of a special dress and willing to splurge? Head to SoHo's Intermix and try out this Camilla Exclusive Souk Paisley Print Drawstring Mini Dress. You'll turn heads with the unique cut and pattern, look stylish of course, yet stay cool on the hottest New York days.

The Camilla Exclusive from Intermix

Before you jump into your shorts this summer weekend, think twice and go for a softer, more feminine look. These comfortably chic sundresses will leave you feeling light and easy in more ways than one. 

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