The Summer Dress Guide – Amanda Chung

Photo courtesy of Victoria Saceanu

The Summer Dress Guide

While the fate of block parties, beach clubs, and blowout BBQs is still in limbo, gathering in small groups is finally okay again—and we’re thrilled. In the interest of being prepared, we put together a short list of the micro gatherings most likely to pop up on your calendar this summer, plus the preassembled looks to go with.

SO YOU’RE GOING TO…

YOUR FIRST DINNER PARTY

Getting together with your extended crew is delightful; getting ready for the occasion is even more so. Play up the prettiness of a colorblocked dress with glints of gold, inky-black lashes (missed you, mascara), and a clutch that’s big enough to bring home leftover dessert.

goop x Mejuri
Woven Hoops
goop, $115

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Mansur Gavriel
Clutch
goop, $595

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Westman Atelier
Highlighter
goop, $75

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G. Label
Elisa Midlength
Drawstring-Waist Dress

goop, $575

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AS29
Necklace
goop, $4,600

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ILIA
Mascara
goop, $28

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The Row
sandals
24S, $650

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YOUR FRIEND’S BEACH BIRTHDAY

Blanket? Check. Seltzers? Check. Picnic basket packed to the brim? You guys don’t mess around. Florals are always relevant, and a skinny-strap bikini will keep the celebration going long after the sandos are gone.

Sophie Ratner
Necklace
goop, $500

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GIGI C
Bikini Top
goop, $120

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GIGI C
BIKINI BOTTOM
goop, $108

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G. Label
Ralphie Skinny-Strap Tiered Dress
goop, $525

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Joseph
SANDALS
goop, $560

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Ray-Ban
Sunglasses
goop, $154

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Medina Mercantile
Basket
goop, $60

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Morrow
Blanket
goop, $299

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YOUR COUSIN’S BABY SHOWER

Quarantine babies are coming, and those teensy onesies aren’t going to tie-dye themselves. Celebrate in something appropriate (50 percent chance it’s a boy!) and easy (because hors d’oeuvres). Bonus points for procuring a booze-free beverage for the mama-to-be.

Ariel Gordon
Hoops
goop, $875

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Seedlip
SPICE 94
goop, $32

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G. Label
Mahoney Bustier
goop, $295

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G. Label
Andersen Pencil Skirt
goop, $425

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Neous
Sandals
Matchesfashion, $374

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Bondeye Jewelry
Ring
goop, $950

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Bembien
BAG
Bembien, $175

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RMS Beauty
Luminizer
goop, $48

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YOUR FIRST DATE IN A YEAR

You matched, you exchanged flirty messages, and now you’re meeting in person. Some nerves are normal, of course—but the right look can help you navigate the night with ease. Finish with a spritz of something sexily understated on your pulse points.

Young Frankk
Earrings
goop, $82

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ILIA
Lip Oil
goop, $26

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Henry Rose
Perfume
goop, $120

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G. Label
Theodora Tea-Length Bustier Dress
goop, $525

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Sophie Ratner
Ring
goop, $590

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Bottega Veneta
Bag
Net-a-Porter, $1,250

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Porte & Paire
SANDALS
Net-a-Porter, $225

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