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Now that summer is right around the corner, it’s time to break out your favorite warm weather-ready clothing, including tank tops, shorts, bathing suits, and, of course, dresses. We asked our editors here at Travel + Leisure about their favorite picks for the season, and they didn’t disappoint. The best part? Every dress on this list is under $300, and prices start at $69, so you don’t have to break the bank to add a dose of summer style to your wardrobe.
Whether you’re looking for a flowy maxi dress that you can take from the beach to a poolside dinner on vacation or a more athletic option that’s perfect for playing tennis, jogging, or more, we have an option for you. Shop editor-loved brands like Reformation and Hill House Home, as well as independent labels that you’ll want to put on your fashion radar ASAP.
Reformation Bella Ecomove Active Dress
Credit: Courtesy of Reformation
“This may be an activewear dress, but I plan to wear it just about everywhere this summer. Besides being extremely comfortable and convenient (it’s made from sustainably-sourced sweat-wicking fabric and has built-in bike shorts), it’s also incredibly flattering. I’m also a fan of Reformation’s leggings and sports bras, so I’m sure this dress will also become a summer wardrobe staple.” — Madeline Diamond, Commerce Editor
Hill House Home Ellie Nap Dress
Credit: Courtesy of Hill House Home
“It’s not an exaggeration to say that I live in my Hill House Nap Dress. I’ve packed it for each of my three trips so far this year — to Portugal, South Carolina, and Florida — and I reach for it again and again to wear during my daily life in NYC. I dress it down with white Veja sneakers and a denim jacket when I’m just walking around town, and I dress it up with cute sandals and minimal jewelry for dinner