What: A classic summer staple, this short-sleeve midi dress is made of 100 percent viscose and features a cute little twist on the bodice.
Who: An American born to a French mother, Nicole Miller was trained at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris before launching her namesake brand in New York in 1992 and helping popularize the little black dress in America. Miller is a CFDA member and has been the recipient of numerous industry awards including the Legend of Fashion Award (2006), Fashion Group International Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), and the Visionary Woman Award (2014).
Why: This versatile little summer dress is perfect for lazy days in the Hamptons, backyard barbecues, and the casual outdoor weddings the warming weather portends. It’s feminine and fun, and unlike all-too-many summer dresses, you can actually wear a bra with it!
How (much): $175