18 Mom-Approved Summer Dresses We Love

With weekends often jam-packed with playgrounds, soccer practice, kid birthdays, and friend gatherings, I’m always looking for simple styles that can take me from day to night. I gravitate toward the ease of one-and-done summer dresses that I can dress up or down depending on where the day takes me. And depending on my plans, I always search for weekend dresses that can work with sandals, wedges, or sneakers — then I can switch up my look depending on my plans simply by swapping shoes.

Pro tip: Opt for a good midi or maxi in a breathable fabric that allows you to move freely (I’ve got two busy boys at home, I get it!). And since weather can always be a little unpredictable, add a go-to denim jacket for chillier weather that you can easily knot around your waist or throw over your shoulders as temps warm up throughout the day.

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