Today we present 12 great-looking casual summer dresses, from Styles Weekly:

When the sun is blazing outside, the last thing most of us want to do is get dressed up in a lot of layers or heavy materials. In fact, the thing that is most on our minds is figuring out how to look great while wearing the least amount possible.

In walks, casual summer dresses. Looks that are still super cute but don’t require a lot of maintenance or muss-n-fuss. If that’s something that sounds right up your alley, here are some of our favorite casual summer dress (and skirt) looks for this summer season.

1. Lots of teal to try

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Lots of teal to try/via

We don’t recommend that you always wear basically one color from head-to-toe. But there are certain hues that get a pass, simply because of how visually appealing they are. Teal is most certainly one of them. It’s such a beautiful mixture of blue and green; one that goes really well on pretty much every skin tone. It’s really great on a dress like this one because it’s the quintessential sundress.

2. Light blue, brown and white

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Light blue, brown and white/via

A light blue denim (or organic cotton) dress helps out any wardrobe because it goes with so many different things. The buttons that are in the front of this one we really like because it gives you the option to put a different colored tank on underneath for added dimension or you can go without one. And although gladiator sandals are making their way out as far as hot trends, we can’t think of a more perfect look for this particular outfit.

3. Navy top and floral skirt

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Navy top and floral skirt/via

Floral prints are pretty big this year, so if you got one for spring, it’s fine to carry it on over to the summer. If the top and skirt are a little too “cutsey” for you, don’t forget to add some heels like the ones you see next to it. The added height will give your legs some length and help to “mature” the look a bit more.

4. Denim short-sleeve dress and leather accessories

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Denim short-sleeve dress and leather accessories/via

Here’s the example of a darker denim dress with short bell sleeves.  Brown leather looks marvelous with it. It’s the perfect look for work if you’re not allowed to wear jeans…but you can wear denim. (Have fun with some of the statement necklaces that you have too.)

5. Black, white and red all over

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Black, white and red all over/via

Outfit ideas 2017: Stripes are fun to look at. Plus, did you know that horizontal ones can also help you to look thinner? This is a pretty basic dress, but it goes to show what can happen when the pattern/print of it is bold. And yes, try and offset the color of the stripes with a completely different one in your shoes and jewelry. That will make it even more attractive.

6. Short sleeve jersey dress and denim vest

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Short sleeve jersey dress and denim vest/via

Something about this is so cute for a date. At least we think so. For one thing, jersey material fits really well on a woman’s body and a distressed jean jacket adds some style and personality to it. And when it comes to sneakers, one of the best things to ever happen to a girl is the invention of wedge ones. They add height and also look so feminine. A nice look for athletic footwear.



7. Aztec print dress and cowboy boots

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Aztec print dress and cowboy boots/via

The Aztec print was actually bigger last year but if you know that you’re a Bohemian at heart (at least fashion-wise), then this is the kind of print that you’ll always want in your wardrobe. Cowboy boots go well with it. So do feathers for accessories; whether you choose to wear them as earrings or tie one in your hair is totally up to you.

8. Mint sleeveless mini dress and black accessories

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Mint sleeveless mini dress and black accessories/via

Polyvore outfit ideas: This look is a really good example of how to make lace look casual in a fun and fashionable kind of way. The cut of the dress is perfect for summer. And if all you wan to do is window shop at some boutiques or get a smoothie with a couple of friends, you won’t look overdressed. Black may be a bit too stark. Our recommendation is to try some nude or bright-colored accessories instead.

9. Baby blue strapless party dress and sandals

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Baby blue strapless party dress and sandals/via

Doesn’t the color of this strapless mini number make you think of tropical water? Even if you can’t make it to a beach this summer, you can still look like a refreshing glass of H2O in a dress like this. Long earrings dresses it up. Leather sandals still provides a laid back look. And feel.

10. Chevron print maxi dress and straw hat

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Chevron print maxi dress and straw hat/via

Chevron print is a favorite among women of all ages, mostly because it’s the kind of pattern that is sophisticated with a touch of youthfulness—especially when it’s used in a maxi dress that is similar to this one. The taupe and black color is divine. So is the nude platform sandals with the “wine cork” heels. (Yellow is a great addition to it too.)

11. Spaghetti strap dress and cardigan

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Spaghetti strap dress and cardigan/via

This is a cute country gal kind of dress. Matter of fact, we recommend that you go without the sandals and rock this with a pair of cowboy boots and a brim. And very cool that the sheer bra is included in this shot. It’s a reminder that you don’t have to worry about your “unmentionables” showing…if they are pretty enough, that is.

12. Sleeveless paisley print dress and wedge sandals

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Sleeveless paisley print dress and wedge sandals/via

Cute Polyvore outfit ideas: Paisley print is beautiful in any season. We really like this color combination because oftentimes, paisley leans towards darker hues like navy or maroon. But this blue and yellow is really bright and cheery. Awesome in so many ways. (Don’t forget to get some wedge sandals like those!)

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