25 Flattering Summer Dresses

When we talk about one-hit wonders, we're not referring to Sir Mix-A-Lot or the Baha Men — in regard to your closet, anyway. We're talking about those magical pieces that require only a pair of shoes and maybe one other accessory to ensure a winning look. That's why we rely so heavily on the throw-on-and-go frock to get us through life — especially its latest iteration, the crop-top dress.
Now, before you scoff at the word "crop," hear us out. No matter your size or shape, this specific cut manages to be both roomy and slimming due to the unique delineation between top and bottom. It defines the waist without the help of a belt or an unflattering cinch — which means more comfort for you. From full-coverage, tiered-top styles to subtle, midriff-baring finds, the picks ahead will make you a believer (if you aren't already). Yep, the dog is out.


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