Dresses galore. They’re fail-safe for the hot season. But those go-tos you’ve been rotating through? Shelve them for the month. Here, in bright stripes and striking chevron, are three head-turning styles to try.

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60s-Inspired
Channel your inner Jackie O with a mid-thigh shift in candy-colored hues. The short sleeves deem this number office-appropriate while shading your shoulders on your lunch break. Accessorize with round sunglasses and a head scarf.

Knit
Fact: It is possible to be cozy in the summertime. Case in point – soft, lightweight knit fabrics. As easily thrown over a swimsuit as it is dressed up for dinner, just layer this gem with a statement necklace and add your shoes of choice.

Halter
To your mother’s disappointment, these are not a dead trend. Made for amping up cleavage, this style can be worn tastefully. Try a maxi to balance out skin exposure, and wear it on weekends (even with a blazer, it verges on inappropriate-for-work) with a big sun hat.

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By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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July 24, 2013