Shop smart this summer. As much as we want to buy every cute dress we try on (and god knows there’s an unlimited supply of those), it’s best for your budget to remember that you need a little something of everything. Maxis like this printed Nanette Lepore ($226) are great for your average day. See which other essentials you’ll want after the jump and shop for them from Bergdorf’s summer sale!
Aiko Laurette Striped Single-Sleeve Dress ($174): This playful, sailor-striped dress will fit in just perfectly on the shore! More importantly, the light crepe will keep you feeling cool.
Catherine Malandrino Strapless Charmeuse Mock-Wrap Dress ($225): Of course wearing white at a wedding is a big no-no, but dark hues like black and red can look equally out of place. A pastel charmeuse dress is the ideal blend of flattering and understated.
Herve Leger Sequin-Top A-Line Bandage Dress ($1,183): You can always count on Herve Leger to make an appearance at a party. This A-line style is a nice change from the oh-so-popular bodycon.
Halston Heritage Cross-Neck Short-Sleeve Dress ($131): Luncheons can be a little formal. This dress is sophisticated yet summery in a citrus shade that’s sure to garner compliments from all around the table.