Breathable, lightweight fabrics are key to surviving the dog days of summer, and the best linen dresses provide the perfect wardrobe relief. Whether you’re planning to dine alfresco this summer, travel to tropical beach locales, or simply on the hunt for stylish options to wear to work—summery linen dresses are essential. Gucci offers a sweet midi-length floral embroidered caftan, while The Great makes a bohemian belted version—both are equally ideal for an upcoming getaway. If you’re staying put and searching for comfortable options to wear to the office during hot and humid summer days, linen shirt dresses are a must. They still provide a tailored silhouette but in a soft, airy fabric. We love this minimalist version from Max Mara’s Leisure line or this shirred-shouldered style by Vince. For dressier occasions on your summer calendar, Asceno’s vibrant canary yellow halter neck dress or Agua by Agua Bendita’s tiered linen maxi fits the bill nicely; sport either of them to upcoming weddings, cocktail parties, and beyond.
Ahead, shop 25 best linen dresses to complete your summer wardrobe.
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