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The 11 Dresses That Made It On Molly’s Must-Have List (& They Are Real Good)

By Caitlin Burnett

As we reach the end of summer (yes, it’s already nearing that time), Molly couldn’t let the season end on on anything less than a high note. Which in true Sim’s fashion that means a few killer dresses to finish off the last few summer events. Each dress mixes trendy details that feel fresh with classic elements that ensure you’ll wear them for years to come. From linen minis to floral frocks to romantic midis, below are Molly’s favorite dresses of summer ‘21. 


Cara Cara Julia Dress

Whether you’re planning a summer getaway or a local staycation, this palm tree pattern immediately makes you feel like you’re in relaxation mode. The midi length and ruffled hem detail also lend a romantic vibe to the dress making it the perfect date night look.


Zimmermann Cassia Floral Cotton Dress

Speaking of romantic vibes, this Zimmermann dress was basically made for summer date nights. The floral design provides a nostalgic feel while the tie shoulder strap and delicate details will have people mistaking it for a vintage find. You can’t go wrong with anything from Zimmermann, but this is one of those pieces you’ll pull out summer after summer and keep in your wardrobe forever. 


Agua Bendita Joaquina Dress 

Polka dots will always be one of the most popular summer prints—they truly never go out of style. This white-and-black color combination is equal parts timeless and modern, with the shoulder tie details adding an unexpected twist to a classic silhouette. Pair with chic flat sandals and your outfit is set. 


Johanna Ortiz Dramatic Sunset Off-The-Shoulder Dress

Talk about a total show-stopping piece! From the unique neckline to the fun and vibrant print, this dress is truly a work of art. Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz is known for creating the most stunning dress, but she’s really outdone herself with this Dramatic Sunset Off-The-Shoulder number. 


Other Stories Linen Wrap Mini Dress 

Meet the ultimate throw-on-and-go dress. This linen mini will be your go-to when you want to look chic with minimal effort. The linen fabric puts you in an instant summer mood while the wrap silhouette is both flattering and comfortable. It comes in black and white and let’s be honest, you may need both. 


Faithfull the Brand Aberdeen Midi Dress 

A thin-striped print is basically a must-have at this point, and the soft yellow-and-white color combination makes it beyond easy to style. The subtle wrap tie and slight puff sleeve feel elevated while the linen fabric makes it perfect for August when temperatures peak. Faithfull the Brand always tops the list for summer dresses, but this one feels particularly special. 


Reformation Belgium Linen Dress

Talk about a dress you can wear to everything. The fitted bodice and flow-y skirt gives a flattering silhouette, making it perfect for brunch, date night, vacation, and beyond. Plus it looks equally cute with sneakers or sandals so styling is a breeze. Oh, and it comes in 6 colors. 


Rixo Juliette Ruffled Dress 

If you have a baby shower, bridal shower, or wedding on your calendar this summer, this one’s for you. The floral print and ruffle trim are simply stunning and the midi length and crepe fabric make it the ultimate event dress. Pair with mule heels and prepare for the compliments to roll in.



Loveshackfancy Liv Dress 

Everyone needs a white dress for summer and this Loveshackfancy one is as dreamy as they get. Loveshackfancy always nails the sophisticated, feminine vibe and the Liv Dress is no different. The cinched waist makes it ultra-flattering while the tiered ruffled and lace embroidery feel oh so romantic. 


Zimmermann Shelly Halter Dress 

Another dress where the back is just as jaw-dropping as the front. The halter neckline is the perfect way to show off your shoulders and the open back with tie details makes it all the more eye-catching. And the chartreuse color will really pop next to a fresh summer tan. 


Ulla Johnson Zuma Tiered Dress

Ulla Johnson is famous for feminine silhouettes and gorgeous prints, and the Zuma Tiered Dress feels signature to the brand’s aesthetic. The beauty is in the details of this dress, from the batik print to the ruffled sleeves to the cinched waist. Keep your accessories simple and let this stunning dress speak for itself.


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