Ready for a summer fling? Today’s steals may tempt you to step out on your LBD with one of seven white-hot frocks. And why not? These cool deals won’t break the bank, and they’ll keep you stylishly cool for the rest of the season. Click here for more Stealing It shopping fun!
Best Overall Bargain: JC Penney’s lace dress pulls double duty as a poolside cover-up, making it a serious steal at under $40. Rock it over your favorite swimsuit, or layer it over a sheer slip.
Price Tag: $35, JC Penney
Best Mini: This brocade dress may be short and sweet, but it’s meant for the bold and the brave. Finish it with polished platforms and chunky statement jewelry.
Price Tag: $78, Nasty Gal
Best Transitional: We picture Topshop’s cotton shirt dress with gladiator-inspired sandals and an oversized carryall this summer. For the season ahead, we recommend patterned tights and rock-and-roll booties.
Price Tag: $84, Topshop
Best Modern Midi: The subtle, sartorial appeal of this midi sundress stands out in a season dominated by barely-there styles. Pastel accessories in mixed materials are the ideal pairing.
Price Tag: $42, ASOS
Best on the (Color)Block: A cool take on the traditional shift, Forever 21’s frock is a simple shortcut to sophistication. Try it with flats and a structured bag for daytime, then prim-and-proper pumps for an evening out.
Price Tag: $25, Forever 21
Best Twist on Tradition: Lace and ribbon trim lend Taylor Dresses’ chic sheath a fresh appeal. Go for colorful gemstones to keep the look youthful.
Price Tag: $89, Nordstrom
Best Gypset Gem: MADE Fashion Week’s collection for Macy’s Impulse channels an eclectic edge. The label’s white maxi is a best-of-class this summer. Wear it with oversized bangles or rings in natural materials, plus a statement-making clutch.
Price Tag: $75, Macy’s
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