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23 of the Best Tummy-Control Dresses for the Summer Heat


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The hotter the weather, the less covered up we tend to be. That’s why we’re all about tummy-control dresses and other pieces for summer. If we can’t layer up, we want to make sure we’re feeling our best when we step outside and into the heat.

Below, we’ve linked you to 23 of the best tummy-control dresses for summer, either with shaping capabilities or super flattering designs and features that will help perfect your look. Let’s shop!

Athletic Dresses

1. Our Absolute Favorite: Everything about this Gyiefcg dress is flattering, from the wide waist panel to the flowy skirt. Wear on the tennis or pickleball court…or out to lunch!

2. We Also Love: With its built-in shorts and A-line mini design, this sleek Ewedoos tennis dress will have you feeling fabulous!

3. We Can’t Forget: You’ll love this Siyiees dress because it has a built-in bra and comes with shorts (and pockets)!

Bodycon Dresses

4. Our Absolute Favorite: This Popilush midi dress features double-layer tummy control as part of its shaping layer, which is invisible underneath the dress!

5. We Also Love: This ruched mini dress is great for any formal or informal spring event! It’s a simple and polished option!

6. We Can’t Forget: So snatched! This Shapellx dress features compressive fabric around the waist, plus removable padding so you can go bra-free!

Wrap Dresses

7. Our Absolute Favorite: This PRETTYGARDEN wrap dress is super elegant and airy. It’s great for vacation, a wedding or date night!

8. We Also Love: This isn’t your typical wrap design, but that doesn’t mean we’re not obsessed with this Lanoree dress. The linen, cotton and poly blend is wonderfully breathable too!

9. We Can’t Forget: Need a fun outdoor party dress? Something for a bridal shower or brunch? Check out this pink Heartloom dress from Revolve!

Wedding Guest Dresses

10. Our Absolute Favorite: Whether you’re a bridesmaid or a guest at a formal wedding, this Dokotoo gown is the way to go. You’ll feel so good while posing for photos!

11. We Also Love: This ruched bodycon dress has a decent amount of fabric to help showcase your curves!

12. We Can’t Forget: This batwing one sleeve mini dress is great for concealing everything!

Vacation Dresses

13. Our Absolute Favorite: The combination of the cutouts and the ruching on this Lillusory mini dress is absolutely excellent. We love that it’s made of 100% cotton too!

14. We Also Love: This swing dress is loose and flowy enough for anything while on vacation!

15. We Can’t Forget: Colorful, fun, tropical — this Moeencn dress definitely belongs on your next beachy vacation!

Smocked Dresses

16. Our Absolute Favorite: Thanks to the slight bodycon fit — and eye-catching print — of this smocked puff sleeve dress, your spring and summer festivities will be much more fun!

17. We Also Love: A casual pick that will still cement your stylish reputation! This tiered denim Drefbufy dress is smocked at the waist in the most perfect way!

18. We Can’t Forget: Adorable and trendy, this Wdirara dress is a flouncy beauty you’ll want in every color and pattern!

Shirt Dress

19. Our Absolute Favorite: The key here is to pick out shirt dresses with integrated ties, knots or belts at the waist — like this Cupshe dress!

20. We Also Love: Go sleeveless with this Amazon Essentials dress, made with 100% breezy viscose!

21. We Can’t Forget: You’ll love the extra camouflaging capabilities of the pleated fabric on this Lyaner dress. Last but not least!

22. Also: This DEEP SELF collared shirt dress is amazing for the upcoming family barbecue or a fun pool day!

23. Consider This: A button-down is so timeless and we love this button-down dress from Aoudrey because it’s so versatile and sleek!

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