With summer in full swing, we all want a warm weather wardrobe that’s cool in more ways than one. And for the ultimate blend of style and comfort, one fabric reigns supreme - cotton. Naturally breathable cotton allows air to pass freely, helping keep you cool no matter how hot the summer sun. Your best bet for a fashion-forward way to beat the heat? Stock up on chic, breezy cotton dresses in a wide range of styles.
Not only are cotton dresses practical, but the versatility of cotton means that there are countless ways to wear it. So whether your personal style is preppy or bohemian, minimalist or layered, classic or eclectic, there’s a perfect cotton dress for you.
The Most Popular Cotton Women's Dress Styles Right Now
Here are a few of our favorite cotton dresses to keep you cool and comfortable without compromising your summer style.
White Cotton Dress
Nothing says summer like a white cotton dress. It’s the perfect way to showcase sunkissed skin without sacrificing comfort when temperatures rise. If there’s one item to add to your closet this summer, it’s a timeless white cotton dress with an on-trend twist like eyelet lace. Shop this look here.
Off-the-shoulder Cotton Dress
Off-the-shoulder dresses are perfect for a summer night out on the town with friends. You’ll look effortlessly chic, yet feel comfortable in this style. Pair with espadrilles for a casual dinner or fun wedges to take this trend to new heights. Shop this dress here on Nordstrom.
Cotton Maxi Dress
On hot days, a long but loose-cut cotton dress strikes the perfect balance. The maxi dress is a full-length, flowy style that adds a certain sophistication to all-day comfort. Cotton maxi dresses also offer an extra dose of sun protection. Make a statement with a maxi in bold stripes or an eye-catching print. Shop it here on J.Crew.
Cotton Beach Dresses
Nowhere is the breezy feel of cotton fabric more appreciated than the beach. This light and airy dress will keep you cool in the sun and cotton’s natural moisture-wicking will help it dry quickly from surf to shore. Shop this dress here on Nordstrom.
White jeans are a staple of summer wardrobes, but this crisp fabric wears just as well as a dress . This 100% white denim wrap dress from Elvi is the perfect choice for those summer days that require a desk-to-drinks ensemble. Shop it here.