The One Thing to Look Out for on All Your Summer Dress Labels

When it comes to finding the ideal dress, a few criteria instantly come to mind: 1. It must be breezy, 2. It must be comfortable, and 3. It can take us through summer's hottest days. (Pockets are a welcome bonus.) But to make your search easier, we are sharing the one thing you have to look out for on all your summer dress labels: cotton.

Cotton is the ultimate summer fabric and for good reason. Not only is this natural fiber soft and airy, but it also raises the quality of your garments instantly. That's why, if the percentage of cotton of the dress you're eyeing is less than 50%, you should reconsider.

Don't fret though—we've put together the best cotton dresses of the summer in one place so you can stock up and never not be summer-ready.

Nothing says summer more than a good gingham print. 

Available in sizes 14 to 18.

Opt for a wrap dress in cotton. 

Available in sizes XS to L. 

Live out your your country dreams in this bright cotton number. 

Available in sizes XS to L. 

Perfect to dress up or down. 

Available in sizes XS to L.

If you want to make a statement, opt for a bold, one-shoulder dress.

Available in sizes X to 4X.

We don't know what we love more: the ruched detailing or the pastel color. 

Available in sizes 2 to 14. 

The ideal white cotton dress.

Available in sizes XS to L. 

Florals for summer can be groundbreaking.

Available in sizes 12 to 24.

Slip this dress on for a lovely day in the park. 

Available in sizes 2 to 12.

If you're going for a minidress, make it bold-colored one. 

Available in sizes XS to XL. 

Can you tell we have a thing for anything that's smocked? 

Available in sizes XS to L. 

You can never have enough polka-dot clothing.

Available in sizes 10 to 18.

No need to worry about the heat with this black cotton dress. 

Available in sizes 0 to 10. 

You'll be seeing this Ganni dress everywhere—we guarantee it. 

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

This belted shirtdress is HR-approved.

Available in sizes 00 to 16.

Care about what else is on your clothing labels? We do too.

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