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Best Bet: Chiffon Halter Maxi Dress

Photo: Pixie Market

A breezy maxi dress is a popular summer staple, ideal for when the weather turns steamy (like this week!). This lightweight chiffon version has a nipped-in waist to keep it from being too shapeless, and the dotted chiffon panels add a pop of color. For formal occasions, like summer weddings, add a pair of heels and an eye-catching cuff, or dress it down with flat sandals or wedges.

Chiffon Halter Maxi Dress, $124 at Pixie Market