I've learned a few things from my daughter--like this--don't save dresses for special occasions. Trendy moms know that day dresses are a joy to wear and look worlds better than the staple of shorts and tees. Here's my roundup of best summer day dresses--no dry cleaning required!
India Dress from Michael Stars (right)
Why I love it: shows off arms and neck and long enough to squat for a picnic in comfort. Plush the fabric is a joy--no wrinkles. Perfect hint of sexiness without trying too hard.
American apparel Fine JerseryRacerback (left)
Why I love it: Did I mention the price? I layer this dress with a tank under it or a white tee. at this price you can be bold--go for a pop of bright color. If you've got great legs show 'em off in this. Also works as a swim coverup.
Empire Waist Maternity Dress Pea in the Pod Collection
Why I love it: Pregnancy is so hip these days. What is prettier than a full belly in a gorgeous summer frock. Take my advice all you moms-to-be: Wear this at least once a week and enjoy all the compliments about how gorgeous you look.