The 5 Dresses You Need for Summer, As Shown Allison Williams, Connie Brinton, and More Of TV's Leading Ladies
It's not even summer yet, and I'm sure your list of must-have pieces and wardrobe upgrades (including these jumpsuits and summer head scarves) is longer than you ever imagined possible. So don't hate me when I say you need to add yet another five pieces to that list — five super-cute, fun, and chic dresses, to be exact. And not just any dresses, but dresses that even television's biggest leading ladies — including Allison Williams, Connie Britton, and Michelle Monaghan, just to name a few — sported at the Variety Studio event earlier this week. Now, don't get me wrong: These aren't the only frocks you'll need and want this summer (after all, how could you live without all of these white dresses?). But they're definitely the five you need right now. Click through to check out each and every one of them.
Allison Williams's Textured Fit-and-Flare Dress
The Girls star always sports a feminine, polished style, and her textured Giambattista Valli number was no exception. But its flirty hemline isn’t the only reason you need this dress for summer: Its fit-and-flare silhouette makes it super flattering, too.
Get the Look: Textured Fit-and-Flare Dress
Shoshanna textured fit-and-flare dress, $225, neimanmarcus.com
Beth Behr's Pink Halter Dress
Sure, you may already have both a halter dress and a pink frock in your summer lineup, but do you have a pink, high-neck halter dress hanging in your closet? If not, get one like Behr’s ASAP, because its sexy shape will flaunt your sun-kissed shoulders with ease, while its bright color brings out all the fun you need for summer.
Get the Look: Pink Halter Dress
Naven peek-a-boo halter dress, $60, urbanoutfitters.com
Connie Britton's Lace-Trim Dress
Summer may be the perfect time for relaxed ensembles and casual styles, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress it up every now and then. And why not do that in an ultra-femme, lace-trimmed number, like the one Britton looked absolutely ladylike and adorable in at the Variety event?
Get the Look: Lace-Trim Dress
Bailey 44 lace-trim sheath dress, $205, saksfifthavenue.com
Michelle Monaghan's Relaxed Shift Dress
Looking for the perfect seasonal ensemble that’s dressy enough for work but laid-back enough to wear to your next summer barbecue? Monaghan has just what you’ve been searching for: a dress that’s one part professional, one part playful, and totally on-point.
Get the Look: Relaxed Shift Dress
Hobbs shift dress, $174, houseoffraser.co.uk
Anna Chlumsky's Mixed-Print Dress
Why wear one print this summer when you can wear two, and all in one dress? Follow Chlumsky’s lead by choosing a frock with contrasting patterns, but similar hues to keep the outfit from looking overly busy. And if you’re feeling extra daring, throw in a printed heel or clutch, too!
Get the Look: Mixed-Print Dress
AQUA mixed-print flare dress, $88, bloomingdales.com