5 summer dress trends you need to add to your closet ASAP

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When the weather warms up, a sundress is often the first piece plucked from the closet. Why? It’s easy, effortlessly stylish and generally breezier than wearing shorts. However, no matter if you prefer mini or maxi styles, these are the five types of summer dresses you need to add to your wardrobe.

1. The White Dress

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A white dress in summer? How radical! But really, there’s a reason white is so popular in the warmer months. White feels like a breath of fresh air and reflects the sun’s rays to keep you cool.

2. The Vacation Dress

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Whether you have a few trips planned or you’re heading to your local beach, a vacation dress screams, “I’m ready to have some fun!” Go for bold prints, bright colors, cut-outs and anything you might not normally wear on a regular weekday.

3. The Nap Dress

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Hill House Home coined the term “nap dress” as a way to describe their smocked style made for all-day wear. However, a few other brands have made similar styles as well in different lengths for wearing to brunch, the pool, for a picnic in the park and hey, maybe even for a midday nap.

4. The Date Night Dress

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Any dress can be a date night dress, depending on your personal style. However, these five are a little bit sexy, a lot flirty and guaranteed head-turners. Go with a trusty slim LBD or a comfy but cute slip dress.

5. The “It’s Too Hot to Wear Anything” Dress

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You know the feeling when it’s over 80 degrees Fahrenheit and everything you put on makes you sweat? Well, these breezy cotton dresses are your best bet. Toss them on with a pair of sandals, put your hair up in a ponytail and get ready to seize the day (or at least tolerate it).

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