Everyone you know likely has one staple they swear by for the summer—maybe it’s a great bucket hat, a pair of sandals, or a trendy bikini. For me, I live for a fabulous dress. In fact, as other people begin to embrace fall trends, I’m donning every frock I can until New York’s freezing weather forces me out of it. Basically, I am a poster child for dresses. And while this is arguably the one piece of clothing I can’t live without, I’d be lying if I said that all are created equal. I’ve probably owned more dresses than I can count, but the ones that have stayed a consistent part of my wardrobe over the years are always staples. But what exact dresses fall into the timeless category for someone who admittedly has way too many?
By doing a serious sweep of my wardrobe and looking through Instagram, I’ve narrowed down the 10 best staple dresses for summer. It was a bit like picking my favorite child, but I somehow managed to survive the process and land on pieces that have been truly life-changing for me (and hopefully you too).