It's finally summertime, and though it may have been a bit chilly here on the East Coast this morning, all we want to wear is one thing: dresses.

Striped, floral, embroidered -- it doesn't matter what it looks like, we just want to be wearing one-piece, thrown on and go outfits. Doesn't that sound nice? Whether you're headed to the beach, the office, or to a rooftop happy hour, a summer dress is so essential for capturing the ease and and casualness of the season.

We suggest grabbing a few new ones each season, and if you just buy one, we must suggest an all-white option. A full-skirted style like the one on Kat is kinda perfect, because you can dress it up or down, and pretty much wear it anywhere. We'd also get a roomier caftan-style in a fun print, like Emily's later in the gallery. But, enough shoptalk. Click through the gallery for the ultimate summer dress inspiration.

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With Love From Kat