The Perfect Dress For Every S.F. Neighborhood

If there's one thing that's true about S.F., it's that each neighborhood has its own distinct vibe — complete with its own microclimate. It can often feel like you've stumbled into an entirely different city, with just a few steps.

This makes getting dressed a bit challenging, especially if you plan to be running around town. Which is why we've rounded up 22 summer dresses that match both the vibe and the temp of each S.F. enclave. Whether you're hitting up the sunny Mission for some park lounging or trekking out to the fog-drenched Sunset district for brunch at Outerlands, you're now prepared for all the elements the city throws your way.
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The Hood: The Castro

The Dress: The Castro beams with rainbow-hued crosswalks, buildings, and flags — and there's no reason why your outfit shouldn't fit right in. Show off your LGBTQ pride in style in a vivid, multicolored dress perfect for an evening at the Castro Theatre and beyond.
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The Hood: The Mission

The Dress: With its colorful murals and local taquerías, the Mission District is rich in Latin culture and history. So it's only fitting that your dress be a nod to traditional, handwoven Mexican garments.
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This frock calls for a day of park lounging.
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The Hood: FiDi

The Dress: The business epicenter of S.F. is FiDi. So opt for a work-appropriate dress that can be worn everywhere from the office to happy hour at one of downtown's chill, upscale bars.
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9-to-5 has never looked this good.
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The Hood: The Marina

The Dress: Ditch the Lululemon leggings for a simple, streamlined dress that will take you from brunch at The Republic to late-night drinks at Eastside West. The only thing missing is a green juice and Longchamp bag.
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It's all about the simple details.
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The Hood: Noe Valley

The Dress: An airy, flowy dress is ideal for warm afternoons spent strolling around Noe Valley. It's relaxed enough for a morning of shopping at Mill and The Podolls on 24th Street, followed by an alfresco brunch (after all, this is one of the city's sunniest hoods).
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A gorgeous frock for errand-running.
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The Hood: North Beach

The Dress: Pay homage to North Beach's artistic, old-school spirit with a retro-inspired, romantic silhouette — perfect for soaking up the neighborhood's charm with dinner at Tosca Cafe followed by drinks at Specs.
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Romantic and playful — just like North Beach.
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The Hood: Hayes Valley

The Dress: An afternoon in Hayes Valley calls for a sleek getup that will withstand a day packed with shopping, brunching, and drinking. A flowy number like this one will be sure to turn heads down Hayes Street.
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A chic look for a chic 'hood.
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The Hood: Sunset

The Dress: The Sunset is one of S.F.'s foggiest 'hoods. A lengthy, long-sleeved dress in a warm material will keep you cozy all the way from brunch at Outerlands to a beachside bonfire.
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Bundle up.
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The Hood: Potrero Hill

The Dress: Known for its towering hills, startups galore, and delicious eateries, Potrero Hill is a city dweller's playground. Go for a neutral-toned dress that is made for a post-work glass of wine at Piccino.
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Streamlined and stunning.
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The Hood: SoMa

The Dress: There's no denying SoMa is a hotbed of innovation — peppered with startups and some of tech's biggest heavy-hitters. Slip into something that makes a statement when kicking it in this 'hood.
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A head-turner, for sure.
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The Hood: Twin Peaks

The Dress: You can't beat the scenic views in Twin Peaks. This loose dress with long sleeves will keep you cozy when good ol' Karl starts to roll in.
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Dramatic, airy, and perfect for exploring Twin Peaks.

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