15 Dresses to Shop Before Summer Ends

No matter the occasion or season, there are always plenty of opportunities to wear a dress and, of course, an overwhelming amount of options from which to pick. And since there really is no bad time of year to invest in one, we’ve put together a monthly edit of our favorite dresses you can shop right now.

August seems to be the most relaxed month of summer—perhaps you’ve settled into your routine by now or your long-awaited holiday has finally arrived. It’s a time not only to enjoy the final weeks of the season but also to think about the next. This month is the perfect opportunity to shop for those last-minute vacation items while also looking ahead to fall wardrobes. Our edit of dresses to shop this month will help make the transition easier. You can find everything from mini beach dresses to cashmere tank midis. There are denim shirtdresses and long-sleeve gingham frocks hand-selected to go with your sandals now and fall boots later, all in straightforward silhouettes that help to transcend seasons.

Find 15 dresses to pack with you on holiday now and keep in your rotation when you get back. Shop our August edit, below.

The Updated Slip

A slip dress, but better.

Ulla Johnson Neveah plissé-satin midi-dress

The Occasion Option

Sir’s candy-colored organza dress is an elegant interpretation of the casual summer maxi and a stylish option for your remaining summer or fall weddings.

Sir. Lucelia cross-back maxi dress

The Endless-Summer Dress

Swinging fringe, keyhole cutouts, and a sunrise-motif print: This dress belongs in Ibiza.

Paco Rabanne embellished fringed printed organic cotton-jersey maxi dress

The Fall Forward

Keep your autumn wardrobe in mind when shopping the last of the sales this month. Get this transitional tie-dye knit midi for less than $200.

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