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28 Summer Dresses For People Who Love To Wear Black

Black is ~always~ in.

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1. BDG Oversized T-Shirt Dress, $59

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=39825088&category=W_APP_DRESSES

T-shirt dresses are stylish, comfortable, and effortlessly cool.

http://us.asos.com/Reclaimed-Vintage-Oversized-T-Shirt-Dress-With-Pom-Pom-V-Detail/1a28h5/?iid=6641002&cid=15801&Rf-200=4&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=544&gridsize=3&mporgp=L1JlY2xhaW1lZC1WaW50YWdlL1JlY2xhaW1lZC1WaW50YWdlLU92ZXJzaXplZC1ULVNoaXJ0LURyZXNzLVdpdGgtUG9tLVBvbS1WLURldGFpbC9Qcm9kLw..

What's better than a T-shirt dress? A T-shirt dress with colorful pom poms, duh.

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=women-new-arrivals-clothing-dresses&ProductID=2000201205&VariantID=

This cute skater dress is perfect for almost any summer activity, especially surviving the heat.

http://us.asos.com/Jaded-London-Off-High-Neck-Body-Conscious-Dress-In-Neon-Print/18fogt/?iid=6060690&cid=15801&Rf-200=4&sh=0&pge=13&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=547&gridsize=3&mporgp=L0phZGVkLUxvbmRvbi9KYWRlZC1Mb25kb24tT2ZmLUhpZ2gtTmVjay1Cb2R5Y29uLURyZXNzLUluLU5lb24tUHJpbnQvUHJvZC8.

Just because you love black doesn't mean you have to be monochromatic. Add some color to your wardrobe with this neon dress.

https://www.missguidedus.com/dresses/jersey-cold-shoulder-lace-up-maxi-dress-black

Just switch up your shoes and accessories to make this dress — suitable for any season — your own.

6. ASOS Monki Sheer Mesh Dress, $57

http://us.asos.com/Monki/Monki-Sheer-Mesh-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6912085&cid=15801&Rf-200=4&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=547&gridsize=3

Perfect for those hot summer days. Throw this over anything you want, and you'll be good to go.

http://us.asos.com/Reclaimed-Vintage-Tunic-Dress-With-Front-Lace-Insert/1ao0b7/?iid=6814432&cid=15801&Rf-200=4&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=547&gridsize=3&mporgp=L1JlY2xhaW1lZC1WaW50YWdlL1JlY2xhaW1lZC1WaW50YWdlLVR1bmljLURyZXNzLVdpdGgtRnJvbnQtTGFjZS1JbnNlcnQvUHJvZC8.

No one will know all the boob sweat you're harboring in this loose, comfy dress.

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=women-new-arrivals-clothing-dresses&ProductID=2000220080&VariantID

Florals and black make a great team.

http://us.asos.com/Endless-Rose-Lace-High-Neck-Mini-Dress/1ai5i1/?iid=6836666&cid=15801&Rf-200=4&sh=0&pge=3&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=547&gridsize=3&mporgp=L0VuZGxlc3MtUm9zZS9FbmRsZXNzLVJvc2UtTGFjZS1IaWdoLU5lY2stTWluaS1EcmVzcy9Qcm9kLw..

Simple elegance in dress form.

http://www.boohoo.com/new-in/anouk-floral-chiffon-wrap-maxi-dress/invt/dzz86686

If you're looking for something a bit more ~dramatic~, this dress is for you. Flowy, with a high slit, perfect for twirling away from the haters.

11. New Look Lace Trim Slip Dress $46

http://us.asos.com/New-Look-Premium-Lace-Trim-Slip-Dress/1all0i/?iid=6738579&cid=15801&Rf-200=4&sh=0&pge=3&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Blackpattern&totalstyles=547&gridsize=3&mporgp=L05ldy1Mb29rL05ldy1Mb29rLVByZW1pdW0tTGFjZS1UcmltLVNsaXAtRHJlc3MvUHJvZC8.

As comfortable as pajamas, as fabulous as a '90s It girl.

http://us.asos.com/Boohoo-Plus-Embroidered-Hem-Mesh-Maxi-Dress/1ap88b/?iid=6807774&clr=Black&SearchQuery=embroidered&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=757&gridsize=3&gridrow=10&gridcolumn=3&mporgp=L2Jvb2hvby1wbHVzL2Jvb2hvby1wbHVzLWVtYnJvaWRlcmVkLWhlbS1tZXNoLW1heGktZHJlc3MvcHJvZC8.

If you ever want to look classy and put together, but still have that effortlessly cool bohemian edge, this is the dress for you.

13. River Island Bardot Swing Dress, $60

http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Cold-Shoulder-Slip-Dress/19xb26/?iid=6394621&cid=15801&Rf-200=4&sh=0&pge=8&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=547&gridsize=3&mporgp=L0FTT1MvQVNPUy1Db2xkLVNob3VsZGVyLVNsaXAtRHJlc3MvUHJvZC8.
http://us.riverisland.com/women/dresses/bardot--bandeau-dresses/black-bardot-swing-dress-687491

Give boring outfits the cold shoulder with this fun and easy summer dress.

14. Zara Strappy Lace Dress, $39.99

http://www.zara.com/us/en/sale/woman/dresses/view-all/lace-dress-c732061p3541556.html

This sultry dress with contrasting lining is perfect for any special occasion.

15. Eloquii Kimono Maxi Dress, $89.99

http://us.asos.com/Native-Rose-Maxi-Moonshine-Slouch-Dress-with-Buttons-detail/188a9g/?iid=5861211&cid=15801&Rf-200=4&sh=0&pge=14&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=547&gridsize=3&mporgp=L05hdGl2ZS1Sb3NlL05hdGl2ZS1Sb3NlLU1heGktTW9vbnNoaW5lLVNsb3VjaC1EcmVzcy13aXRoLUJ1dHRvbnMtZGV0YWlsL1Byb2Qv
http://www.eloquii.com/kimono-maxi-dress/1232764.html?cgid=dresses&prefn1=colorFamily&start=3&prefv1=Black&dwvar_1232764_colorCode=100&ppid=c3

Angelina Jolie-approved slits are the way to go this summer.

16. ASOS Embroidered Bardot Dress, $81

http://us.asos.com/ASOS-TALL-Denim-Embroidered-Bardot-Dress-in-Washed-Black/1an3e0/?iid=6607141&clr=Black&SearchQuery=embroidered&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=757&gridsize=3&gridrow=9&gridcolumn=3&mporgp=L2Fzb3MtdGFsbC9hc29zLXRhbGwtZGVuaW0tZW1icm9pZGVyZWQtYmFyZG90LWRyZXNzLWluLXdhc2hlZC1ibGFjay9wcm9kLw.

If you ever wanted to start an OOTD Instagram, your first picture should be wearing this.

http://www.eloquii.com/textured-cold-shoulder-dress/1232722.html?cgid=dresses&prefn1=colorFamily&start=36&dwvar_1232722_colorCode=150&prefv1=Black&ppid=c36

This dress just reinforces what we've discovered this year: Shoulders are underrated.

http://www.nastygal.com/clothes-dresses/after-party-vintage-hang-with-me-tassel-dress

First off, adjustable straps should be a requirement for every single dress. Second, that fringe tassel detailing makes for the cutest pics ever.

http://www.nastygal.com/clothes-dresses/capri-knit-dress

You can be a badass and still appreciate embroidered flowers.

http://www.zara.com/us/en/sale/woman/dresses/view-all/printed-studio-dress-c732061p3467507.html

Florence Welch ~vibes~.

21. Sporty Mesh Trim Mini Dress, $55

http://us.topshop.com/en/tsus/product/clothing-70483/dresses-70497/petite-sporty-mesh-trim-mini-dress-5550591?bi=0&ps=20

The mesh makes for a great ventilation system.

https://www.missguidedus.com/clothing/plus-size/plus-size-mesh-insert-oversize-dress-black

The perfect dress to wear when you want to look great, but don't have time to think about it.

http://www.nastygal.com/clothes-dresses/after-party-vintage-down-the-line-jumper-dress

Casual but trendy — yes, those two CAN go together.

http://www.boohoo.com/going-out-dresses/celina-strappy-double-mesh-midi-skater-dress/invt/azz03030

Take this dress to any dance floor and give it a whirl.

https://www.missguidedus.com/dresses/tie-dye-frill-arms-cold-shoulder-dress-black

Tie-dye is just as great in black!

26. FRS Graphic Print Dress, $56.80

http://www.frontrowshop.com/product/frs-black-graphic-print-mock-2-piece-dress

Rock the preppy ~sailor~ look this summer with this quirky dress.

http://us.topshop.com/en/tsus/product/clothing-70483/dresses-70497/sporty-airtex-tunic-dress-5653521?bi=0&ps=20

For when you want to look sporty without actually having to participate in any physical activity.

https://www.missguidedus.com/dresses/leaf-print-mesh-strappy-midi-dress-black

Your love of black doesn't have to be exclusive. Try some prints, date around, have some fun.

Go on — rock your *happy* color year-round.

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