So, we've officially sworn off pants for the summer — but that doesn't mean we plan to bare our gams for the next three months. Cutoffs and minis have their place in our rotation, but there are some occasions where they just won't do.
That's why, for a wedding, dinner with his folks, or any other summer occasion where a bit of decorum is called for, the maxi-dress is the perfect wardrobe solution: The length commands attention, it can be dressed up or down, and its easygoing fit means you won't wilt like a lily on a 90-degree day.
And, if you've been avoiding floor-length frocks because you don't want to look like a flower-crown-wearing, fringe-covered festival-goer, fear not — the 12 Nasty Gal dresses ahead are way more boho goddess than clueless Coachella attendee.
Click to see our favorites — believe us, your sunburned legs will thank you.