Pretty Sundresses That Are Almost As Cool As Being In the Buff

Flaunt & flatter with ELYSIAN’s guide to the summer’s cutest sundresses.

When it’s so hot that you’d prefer to be walking around au naturel, a bright, cheerful sundress is your next-best option. Whether you love florals, ruffles, lace or stripes, there are loads of hot options to keep you cool this summer.


Etro Twist-back Ruffled Asymmetric Floral Silk Midi Dress

In a rich green pattern with bits of royal blue and deep red, the Etro Midi sundress is both elegant and carefree.


Dolce & Gabbana Peony Print Sundress

With a slimming corset-like waistline and an A-line ruffled skirt, the D&G Peony Sundress will make you feel like the belle of the ball.


Diane von Furstenberg
Keyhole Maxi Dress

The keyhole neckline, full back, and Maxi length make this DVF dress modest enough for Sunday service or meeting the S.O.’s parents.


Misha Jacquie
Floral Sheath With Sheer Layers

With white embroidered flowers and sheer panels, this black Misha sundress is anything but basic.


David Meister Strapless
Fit and Flare Sundress

The updated 50s silhouette and strapless design make this David Meister dress a romantic masterpiece.


Dodo Bar Or Crystal Embellished
Midi Dress

This Dodo Bar Or dress is perfect for any occasion, and the crystal embellishments have your jewelry already taken care of.



Johanna Ortiz Florence Baker Polka Dot Ruffled Midi Dress

Breezy and frilly, the Florence Baker dress is what you wear on a second date to dine and dance at an outdoor venue.


Katya Dobryakova Owl Mask Denim Sundress

When the summer heat hits its peak, jeans are out of the question. But this adorable denim dress with its tie-shoulder straps, and owl embroidery hits the mark on style.


Kenzo Ruffled Midi Dress

You’ve got sunshine even on a cloudy day in this satin crepe Kenzo dress in cheerful, ruffly yellow.


Rhode Resort Jagger Ruffled Wrap

Cotton-gauze fabric and a sexy wrap silhouette make this Rhode Resort dress as flawless as a cloudless blue sky.


La Ligne Ruffled Midi Dress

La Ligne’s ruffled midi dress is how you do white right – simple. elegant and angelic.


All Things Mochi
Amanda Ruffled Maxi dress

With a vibrant tropical pattern and an elegant silhouette, you’re ready to step out to the cabana in this All Things Mochi maxi dress.



Queen & Pawn Anatole Voile Midi Dress

A flattering deep-v neckline and feminine lacy flourishes make this Midi dress from Queen & Pawn a natural beauty.


Sleeveless Short Dress

This lace dress from Costarellos is so flirty and feminine that it’s sure to attract some love.


Azaelea Guipure Lace Midi Dress

If you feel a little washed out in white, this guipure lace dress from Self-Portrait is for you.


French Connection
Arta Lace Dress

A body-con silhouette with a lace overlay is a thing of beauty.


Dolce & Gabbana Lace Fuchsia Shift

Stretch lace and a fuchsia hue make this D&G shift anything but ordinary.


Loveshackfancy Edie Lace Cotton Dress

A figure-enhancing silhouette and cooling lace panels make looking good a breeze.



Red Tonal Stripes

A loose silhouette and cotton blend fabric make this pull-over Anthro dress a simple one-and-done when you can’t figure out what to wear in the heat.


Norma Kamali Stretch Jersey Maxi Dress

Thank you, Norma Kamali, for diagonal strips that have an elongating effect on the body! Kimono sleeves and a slash neckline make this dress one of the most flattering looks for summer cool.


MDS Stripes Poplin Midi Dress

Are you wondering what to wear with your espadrilles? The MDS Stripes Poplin Midi dress, of course!


Temperley London
Embroidered Striped Midi Dress

Artsy embroidery adds interest to classic summer poplin.


Rosetta Getty
Striped Midi Poplin Dress

A fitted bodice and flounced skirt give this relaxed sundress a flattering shape.


Michael Kors Striped Broderie
Anglaise Cotton Dress

Nautical stripes, lace detail, a knee-skimming hemline – is this a perfect summer frock or what?



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