Every woman has her must-have closet staples. Whether it’s a simple white t-shirt, a tailored pantsuit or a set of running shoes, our varying lifestyles and daily tasks require us to have a few options on hand at all times. And since Utah experiences four seasons of extreme weather changes, having clothes that can adjust accordingly is a must.

Dresses are some of the most versatile must-haves – they can be dressed up or down and they work for every season when paired with the right accessories. They’re especially handy in the warm months and provide comfort and ventilation while still looking tasteful.

Apart from the obvious cocktail or little-black-dress, here are a few to add this year, if you haven’t already. No matter your body type or daily to-dos, you're bound to find one that fits you perfectly.

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Simple Shirtdress

Finish it with a pair of flat sandals, a floppy hat and chic sunglasses for a day of running errands or dress it up a little with a statement necklace or a few bangles. (Belted chambray dress from Anthropologie)

Maxi Dress:

Whether short sleeved or sleeveless, these dresses, although long, are ideal for even the hottest summer days because of their movement and breathability. Wear it with flats or heels and simple jewelry like a basic pair of earrings. (Printed crossover maxi dress from Gap)

Shift Dress:

For dressier occasions, opt for this dress that’s forgiving and flattering for all body types because it’s not super fitted and doesn’t add definition to any one part of the body. A simple clutch and a pair of strappy sandals complete this look perfectly. (Scattered dot shift dress from J.Crew)