It’s summer and do you know what that means? It’s the perfect time for summer dresses. They’re light and airy and staple pieces for every occasion. Plus, dresses are so easy. Throwing on a dress is so much easier than trying to find the perfect pairing between skirts or shorts and tops! Here are 10 must-have summer dresses that we LOVE!

1. TopShop Moto Babydoll Sundress – $52

Topshop Babydoll Moto Sundress

   This dress is incredibly simple yet adorable. It’s the perfect piece to layer with–how cute would it look with a red flannel or a bright cardigan?

2. Forever 21 Floral Embroidered Mesh Dress – $29.90

Forever 21 Floral-Embroidered Mesh DressThis dress is so light, airy and feminine. This is so enchanted garden or even innocent Taylor Swift circa 2008.

3. Free People Fitted With Daisies Dress – $128

Free People Fitted With Daisies Dress

 This bright dress has a fun and floral cut out that is the perfect way to show some skin but still look classy.

4. Charlotte Russe Textured Floral Print Flounce Dress – $32.99

Charlotte Russe Textured Floral Print Flounce Dress

This dress is full of movement and can easily be dressed up or down. Casual? Pair it with some white Converse! Less casual? Maybe some wedge sandals and a cardigan!

5.  Lilly Pulitzer Delia Shift Dress (Pop Pink Tusk In Sun Middle) – $178

Lilly Pulitzer Delia Shift DressThis dress is so bright and fun for summer. Those elephants are somehow super adorable yet incredibly stylish! Also, is anyone else wondering what the heck the model is staring at?

6. For Love & Lemons X UO Tropical Leaf Dress – $139

For Love & Lemons X UO Tropical Leaf Dress summer dress

First of all, tropical leaves are the new hottest summer print. Second of all, those ruffled cap sleeves are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

7. Lulu*s Final Stretch Red Dress – $44

summer dresses

This dress just screams business. This is the perfect dress for an internship, a 4th of July BBQ, a picnic… Actually, there’s nothing this dress is not perfect for.

8. Urban Outfitter’s BDG Bonnie Plaid Slip Dress – $49

BDG Bonnie Plaid Slip DressThis dress is such a light and flowy piece, perfect for the hot weather!

9. Forever 21 Rise of Dawn Get Together Tie-Dye Dress – $69.90

Rise of Dawn Get Together Tie-Dye Dress

This colorful and whimsical dress is the perfect festival piece! It’s also a great way to add some color into your summer wardrobe.

10. H&M Peplum Dress – $24.95

summer dresses hmThis garden-esque dress is so fun and the peplum is flattering on almost every body type!

Which of these summer dresses is your favorite?

Paige DiFiore is a Journalism and Graphic Design student at Marist College. She owns enough makeup products to feed a small country (well, if they ate makeup) and she will literally drop everything just to pet a dog. When she isn't daydreaming about owning a pug and making it Instagram famous, she is ruthlessly playing board games and aspiring to someday be the goddess of a religion that's yet to be discovered.