Coachella is usually the place to spot cutoffs, mesh tops and Dr. Martens so we were slightly surprised to see Olivia Culpo rocking a polo dress to the festival. While the traditional polo shirt was recently treated to a revamp, the dress form seemed largely forgotten. That’s why we’ve decided to set our sights on the versatile silhouette for summer.
Brands like Lacoste have been pushing polo dresses to the sporty set, especially those of us who enjoy a good game of tennis. But the dresses can be worn off the court as well. Brands like Zara, A.P.C., Sonia Rykiel and Y/Project are offering up modern takes on the classic warm weather staple.
Whether you favor short and striped or looser interpretations, there’s one that fits your lifestyle. Here are the coolest polo dresses for summer.