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Where to Buy Summer Dresses: Fail-Safe Brands for Your Closet

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Welcome back to Editor's Essentials, a new Wednesday feature in which editors from around the Racked network discuss their all-time best buys.

Photo by Driely S. for Racked.

On a recent shoot at the Hukkster HQ for our weekly office style series, a staffer proclaimed, "Summer dresses are my low-cost binge. Is it possible to have too many? They're the bodega egg-and-cheese-on-a-roll of summer retail: cheap, satisfying, too many out there to see them all, but you're welcome to try."

With that perfectly pitched sentiment as a spring board, we present to you our editors' all-time favorite resources for summer dresses. The mall brands that get the job done, the boutiques that stock the coolest lines, and more than one Aussie label to know, all after the jump.

Let's get dressed >>

Opening Ceremony

35 Howard Street, New York, NY 10013 (212) 219-2688 Visit Website

Oak Clothing

28 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012 212-677-1293 Visit Website

Rag & Bone

160 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 718-522-6758 Visit Website


478 Broadway, New York, NY 10013 Visit Website

Zara Fifth Avenue

666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 212-765-0477 Visit Website