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Dresses are those perfect ‘one and done’ garments that need little else to pull together an outfit, making it a breeze to pull off a polished look. And while dresses are popular all year around, they shine particularly brightly in the warmer months, where they aren’t layered beneath sweaters and coats.

To help you decide which dresses you can put on your list this season, we round up some of our favourites for an array of typical occasions. Whether it be conquering the boardroom or preparing for a night of revelry under the stars, these picks are sure to see you through the summer in style.

1. Best-Dressed Wedding Guest

Have you RSVP-ed ‘yes’ to a wedding this summer? It’s time to think about how to make a stylish entrance (without upstaging the bride, of course). Rich, vibrant colours and romantic elements such as floral details are perfect. While it’s important to consider the invitation’s dress code, as a general rule you should opt for a dress that goes below the knee and doesn’t show too much skin.

2. Belle of the Beach

Whether it’s a beach picnic or hitting the harbour on a boat, summer offers plenty of opportunity for sand, sea and sun. Slipping a dress over your swimwear is the easiest route to looking pulled together, and there are plenty of choices for just that. Whether you’re into a bold boho print or a crochet midi (which works perfectly with a tonal one-piece swimsuit underneath), the choice is yours.

3. Business-Chic Boss

When the temperature continues to rise, looking refined for the office can be more challenging. To strike the ultimate balance between comfort and sophistication, opt for conservative dresses with a twist of interest. Think cool, crisp shirting dresses with just a smattering of crystals, or vintage-inspired prints that offer a hint of quirky nostalgia.

4. Queen of the Dance Floor

The summer months are filled with balmy soirées that start late and end as the sun rises. Be it a birthday, engagement party or dinner and drinks in a party-friendly vacation spot, those footloose and fancy-free summer nights typically call for an amp up of hemlines, bodycon silhouettes or something that shimmers — cue oversized sequins or chain-mail.