The 6 Types of Dresses Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet

The rules of a perfect dress are pretty simple: It must be down for whatever, flatter endlessly, and look hot while keeping us cool. And of course, it must be long-lasting—no flings need apply. Did we mention it has to be affordable? That's important too!

Here are six styles that are definitely the kind you swipe right on.

1. THE HALTER DRESS
The close-to-center neckline puts toned shoulders in the spotlight. (And if your shoulders aren't so toned? This style's angles help you fake it till you make it.)

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2. THE TANK DRESS
The antithesis of a clinger, its straight, short shape simply suggests everyone get a load of your defined thighs and calves. Gym time, meet payoff.

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3. THE MAXI DRESS
This lovely majored in versatility (and minored in chill). It's sophisticated—and long—enough to work at one of the 50 weddings you have lined up (just pair it with heels or dramatic gladiators), but the light, patchwork floral print screams: Let's go frolicking in the park!

4. THE PEASANT DRESS
Don't let the name fool you—this number is loaded when it comes to sex appeal. The slim waist, ruffled bottom, and tie front are natural flirts; the gauze-like fabric lets you dance all day at an outdoor festival without trapping heat.

5. THE SHIRTDRESS
With some slight embellishments—see: the bejeweled collar—this preppy classic is equally in its element 9-to-5 Tuesday as 8 p.m. Saturday. A low-slung hip belt subtly defines your shape without harshing the laid-back vibe.

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6. THE TEE DRESS
Ever wished your favorite worn-in T-shirt would double in length so you could get away with wearing it pantless in public? Granted!

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