Vacation-Ready Sundresses for Summer

Seaside excursions call for suitably breezy, playful sundresses.

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Seaside vacations call for fun, breezy sundresses, and fortunately they were in abundant supply on the catwalks this season. Rebecca Taylor added interest to this sheer chartreuse number with shoulder cut-outs and shimmery metallic stripes.
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Rachel Zoe's fire-print caftan features razor-thin pleating and a blousy, gathered waist.
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Rachel Comey's ethereal printed sundress features panels of layered asymmetrical silks and a square-shaped neckline.
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Nothing says "summer" like polka dots, and Tory Burch's girly ruffled sundress is a perfect pick for a beachside picnic.
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La Garconne
Simple and fun, No.6's knotted black sundress is rendered in breezy cotton and finished with white woven straps. $328 at La Garconne.
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With a blousy A-line silhouette and simple halter neckline, Tibi's bright aqua sundress would pair perfectly with tan summer skin.
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Steamy summer days call for hot new colors, and Michael Kors' tie-dye halter dress is sure to make a splash by the seashore.
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Net-a-Porter
Clover Canyon's sleeveless silk dress features an unusual Indian print and flattering drawstring waist. $215 at Clover Canyon.
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Paired with a bucket hat and round, retro shades, Milly's breezy cotton sundress is both comfortable and stylish.
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Anna Sui's feminine floral-print dress is cut in a swishy asymmetrical silhouette with a long train in the back.
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Kirna Zabete
Amp up your beachside style with one of Duro Olowu's eclectic printed looks. This long-sleeve sundress—which features a brighter, flowery pattern along the bodice—will see you from daytime into evening. $1,074.50 at Kirna Zabete.
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Nobody knows beachwear like a Emilio Pucci, who knocked it out of the park this spring with effortless, boho-inspired sundresses in his signature psychedelic prints.
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With colorful stripes, frayed edges and asymmetrical silhouettes, Missoni's funky woven sundresses looked a bit like beach blankets that had been wrapped around models' bodies.
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Similarly boho looks went down the runway at Roberto Cavalli, who finished his flirty floral dresses with panels of luxe black lace.
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Sonia Rykiel's punchy maxi dresses were rendered in retro florals and striped motifs. The pattern on this particular cream dress develops into a bright poppy print along the hemline.
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