8 Breezy, Made-In-Canada Summer Dresses To Beat The Heat

Bonus: They all have pockets!

Dressing for a heat wave is all about ease and comfort. At the top of our summer shopping list? A roomy dress that’s easy to wear even on sweltering days. Whether it’s a wrap-style frock or a linen smock, you can’t go wrong with a breezy silhouette. Bonus: These eight Canadian slow-fashion picks all have pockets!

Free Label linen A-line dress

We love the simple silhouette and square neckline of this dress.


Jennifer Glasgow linen midi dress

Wear this versatile ankle-length sundress alone or layered over a tee. Drawstrings under the arms make it a cinch to adjust the fit.


MAS Montreal linen-blend dress

Easy to dress up or down, this delicately patterned frock is a great year-round wardrobe staple—just add an oversized cardigan and a pair of ankle boots when temperatures drop.


A Bronze Age cotton maxi-dress

This tiered maxi-dress is the perfect throw-on-and-go option for those who love a pop of colour. For a look that’s right on trend, opt for the hot pink or neon green options. 


Lights of All organic cotton wrap dress

A clever, reversible design lets you choose from two different necklines. Plus, extra coverage prevents gaping, making for a surprisingly secure wrap-style design.


Allison Wonderland printed linen dress

Leopard print gives this wear-anywhere baby-doll dress an edge. 


Noémiah oversized cotton dress

Nothing says summer like a cotton frock embroidered with a bouquet of daisies.


Oge Ajibe oversized linen-blend button-up dress

Whether worn as a dress or a duster, this yellow stunner is easy to style for any season.


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