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Is any piece in your summer wardrobe more essential than a simple, summer dress? Considering all the instances we turn to one — Sunday picnics, midday strolls in the park, houseware thrifting — our answer is a resounding no.
But, because finding the perfect frock for everything from sun-up to sundown is no easy feat, we did the searching for you. From an eyelet-detailed-chambray dress that doubles as a cover-up to a breezy, sleeveless midi you’ll never want to take off, click through for a dozen day dresses that’ll keep you cool all summer long.