No matter the occasion or season, there’s always plenty of opportunities to wear a dress, and of course, an overwhelming amount of options from which to pick. And since there really is no bad time of year to invest in one, we’ve put together a monthly edit of our favorite dresses you can shop right now.
This August, there’s a dress to satisfy every style and every need—from those who are still planning last-minute summer holidays and looking for an affordable, vacation-ready frock to those who find joy in planning ahead for the fall season.
This month’s assortment of dresses can outfit you today, tomorrow, and well past Labor Day Weekend. From satin slips to cotton midis, these dresses will have you closing out summer and kicking off fall in style. Ahead, find our edit of all the dresses to shop this August.
The Transitional LBD
Shop a midi-length smocked black frock because there’s really no bad time to buy a black dress.
The Fall or Nothing
Shop an appropriately autumnal-hued dress now, and you’ll be stylishly set for the first day of fall—get your boots ready!
The Go Forth With Gingham
Shop summer’s favorite picnic print in a fall-ready silhouette; we like this one with long sleeves and an exaggerated collar.
The Prairie Dress
Shop an effortless and romantic prairie dress, but be sure to choose one in a seasonless, neutral hue that you’ll be able to wear well past summer.
The Last Splash
Shop for a vacation dress that won’t break the bank, so you won’t mind putting it away for the season once you return from summer holiday.
The Formal Find
Shop for an upcoming calendar of fall weddings and special events with a modest jewel-toned floor length gown you can wear to more than one occasion.
The August Issue
Shop one of the up-and-coming designers from Vogue’s August issue, Connor Ives, and it will be an eco-conscious purchase too.
The Perfectly Practical
Shop a classic shirt dress with a twist—try one with a cutout at the midriff for an unexpected yet on-trend detail.
The Updated Slip
Shop for the season ahead with a satin ruched slip—it’s time to start thinking less about poplin and cottons and more about sheen and silk.
The Poolside Caftan
Shop the perfect swimsuit coverup that doubles as a chic caftan; wear it to the beach or pool, and later to an afternoon cocktail, too.
The Picnic Ready
Shop a white broderie anglaise midi, and it really will be an endless summer.
The Last Hurrah
Shop for a sweet sundress to close out summer and consider your Labor Day Weekend outfits sorted.
The Summer Nights
Shop a sweet yet sultry dress for a night on the town, like this gingham version that’s all clingy, strappy, and cutout.
The Summer Sleeves
Shop for a long-sleeved maxi dress in a rich chocolate brown hue, and you’ll float into fall with ease.
The Holiday in the Sun
Shop for a fruit basket trimmed skirted frock, and you’ll look and feel like you’re vacationing along the Italian coastline.