The most stylish (and eco-friendly) way to get around this summer is by far a bicycle
, amirite? Hear us out: There's just something to be said about a well-dressed lady accompanied by a vintage-inspired cruiser — straw basket, fresh blooms, and all — that brings forth serious biking FOMO. We officially have Jenny Walton
and her uniform of enviable sundresses and worn-in Chucks to thank for that. Keep pesky wardrobe malfunctions
at bay with one of these 20 foolproof summer dresses
that would look best accompanied by a '90s-esque belt bag
and a helmet for good measure.
Boden Joyce Dress ($180):
Grab a Citi Bike, your sassiest cat-eye frames, and this mimosa yellow Boden frock for instant slayage.
Shannon Snow Breezy Little Black Dress ($279):
Calling all San Franciscans and city dwellers! Meet the bike-to-work-approved little black dress — complete with side pockets and bike shorts, no less — that's designed to take you from morning rush hour to post-work cocktails. PRAISE.
DÔEN Jasmine Dress ($178):
Bike to the shore (no shoes required) in this ethereal number featuring bow-fastened straps before changing into some woven huaraches for low-key beach nuptials.
Gal Meets Glam Courtney ($168):
BRB, channeling summer in our Gal Meets Glam stripe sundress and Barbie pink tandem beach cruiser in tow. Be our guest, maybe?
WHIT Loli Floral Midi Dress ($528):
You'll look and feel
like Audrey Hepburn in this retro tie-front dress that's beyond perfect for pedaling through Rome.
Aritzia Vivienne Dress ($85):
When you DGAF about the heat, slip this bad boy over a white T-shirt and add trainers for a trek across the Williamsburg Bridge.
Samantha Pleet Bell Dress ($290):
Cute and whimsical in spirit, this embroidered shoulder-tie dress will be a match for all your upcoming Coney Island adventures. Update: It has pockets, people.
LOÉIL Livvi Dress ($136):
From the pointed collar to the modest length, LOÉIL's got you covered with a boardroom-approved LWD that will have you bicycling to work in style.
Uniqlo x Marimekko Graphic Sleeveless Dress ($40):
Behold, the quintessential, throw-on-and-go polka dotted A-line dress — the kind that requires ZERO effort, but looks hella chic without fail — for a Manhattanite summer.
Mara Hoffman Nika Dress ($425):
Team this paradise-bound tropical print shirt dress (made from Tencel for instant cooling effects) alongside a 'kini and your beloved Tevas for a weekend of cycling and touring Maui.
Which of these cycling-approved dresses will you be rocking this summer? Follow us on Pinterest for more styling inspo for the season!
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