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The New York uniform can be summed up in one word: black. NYC sidewalks so often feel like a sea of dark colors, so while we support brights, floral prints, and effortless white frocks for summer, we don't want to (and can't bare to) stray too far from our comfort zone.With that in mind, we set out to find a crop of ol' faithfuls for that perfect go-to city ensemble. Of course, we wouldn't want that sun to weigh you down either. So, you can trust that these little black dresses are heat-tested and editor-approved, meaning their sleek-'n'-sexy silhouettes are on point for the current steamy season. Looks like the "uniform" just got cool again.