Practically every supermom we know lives in one-step summer dresses this time of year. But with all the different styles, silhouettes and cuts, it’s hard to figure out which shape is the most flattering for your body type. We turned to supermom and expert stylist Jacqui Stafford for a little advice on finding the most universally flattering summer dress. Her advice: You can’t go wrong with a fit-and-flare dress, meaning it’s slightly structured above your waistline, then gradually loosens up around your hips. Not only is it a classic shape that never goes out of style, but it can also easily go from day to night and get dressed up or dressed down with the right accessories. Here are our picks for the best fit-and-flare dresses for summer at every price.
Under $100 (Shown from left to right)
Madewell Keynote Dress, $98
We love the structure and pleating at the waist of this solid sea blue dress. Give it a little something extra with a chunky statement necklace or a gold cuff. And we love the pocket details!
Uniqlo Women Chiffon Dress, $40
Nothing says summertime sunshine like a bright yellow dress. The light chiffon material creates a flowy and effortless look. Whether you dress it up with nude heels or dress it down with neutral sandals, you’ll look polished and feminine.
Zara Mesh Dress With Flounce, $60
This mesh-layered dress is a unique take on the LBD. We love the texture and hints of nude that will instantly make you look classic and chic.
Over $100 (Shown from left to right)
Diane von Furstenberg Ilsa Dress, $498
This black and white graphic dress is timeless and flirty. We love the curved insets and contouring lines, that will give your body an hourglass shape and the elusion of more curves.
Anthropologie Garden Tightrope Dress, $120
This bold and beautiful party dress will take you and everyone around you to a summer garden. We love the bright floral colors against the neutral and classic navy. Pair this dress with nude heeled sandals and your ready to the center of any summer wedding or rooftop party.
J.Crew Collection Cove Floral Dress, $398
This dress has a beautiful print and color combination that can easily go from day to night. Break up the silhouette of the dress with a nude belt or a polished blazer and you are ready for work or and evening event.
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