Somber times call for threads of hope. Even if you’re trapped inside, sporting the same old pair of sweats, remember that sunnier days — and breezier frocks — lie ahead. Here are a few of 2020’s best summer dresses to gift yourself now and enjoy later.
This ombre cotton-candy creation will be a sweet treat when brunch and BBQ season begins again.
Dream of lazy, hazy days in a quirky print (seashells, horseshoes, hearts!) and effortless silhouette.
In the pink
Take this wallet-friendly midi for a swirl when temps rise and you’re outside again.
Ray of light
The Kardashians, Emily Ratajkowski and Rihanna all adore French label Jacquemus’s dreamy summer staples, like this marvelous mini dress that exudes vacation vibes — even if you’re stuck in the city.
Button up a little sunshine while you #stayhome on the couch. Then pair it with ’90s-inspired strappy sandals for your first post-quarantine dinner.
Block it out
Brighten your outlook with a ruffled head-turner that packs a feel-good punch.
Let it slip
Give some local love by investing in a made-to-order piece by emerging New York label Mirror Palais. This slinky, scarf-top slip dress looks just as dreamy in the bedroom as it will in a cocktail bar.
Seriously, have you seen a cuter ’60s-inspired mini dress? Edie Sedgwick could never.
Citrus-colored dresses went glam during red-carpet season. Channel your favorite celeb in a cotton saffron pick paired with wrap-around sandals or sneakers.
An oversized frock — crafted with recycled faux silk from rose bushes — that doubles as loungewear is a big mood.
Cure your quarantine blues with this easy-breezy, pleated number. It’ll make you feel like a million bucks — for under $200.