Best Bet: Leon Dress

Breezy, slinky silk is a staple summertime fabric, especially in stifling weather. Yumi Kim’s Leon dress gives the standard tank dress an on-trend twist, with a slightly longer length and a waist-defining tassel sash. The bold diagonal stripes are a welcome reprieve from the season’s excess of florals and nautical stripes; the dress also comes in coral and taupe shades to flatter paler skin tones. Though it could easily pair with heels for a standard night out, it’s also fit for the summer bridal-shower/wedding circuit.

Yumi Kim Leon dress, $210 at Old Hollywood or online.