We’ve been spending more time in Austin, Texas over the past few months as my sister and brother in law prep to welcome their twin girls. There’s a certain energy to the city that lends itself to relaxed style you can quickly throw on and go in. On our most recent visit, my sister put me on to a few long casual summer dresses she keeps on repeat to stay cool, including an older H&M maxi dress (available in green, but I ordered the white on Poshmark so fast!).
We were talking about how affordable retailers will occasionally knock it out of the park with a dress or two that are perfect everyday pieces: casual enough for working from home, errands, travel, and the like but polished enough to dress up.
Inspired by my Poshmark find, I did some digging and found what I think are this year’s winners (in versatile neutrals, of course). If you’re in the market for a long summer dress, don’t miss the finds below from affordable labels like Zara and H&M, plus a few splurge-worthy picks from contemporary brands I love!
Casual Long Summer Dresses
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