04/28/2014 02:37 EDT | Updated 04/28/2014 02:59 EDT

Long Summer Dresses: 30 Fabulous Finds For The Warm Weather (PHOTOS)

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When we think of summer fashion, we tend to picture mini-dresses, skirts, shorts, t-shirts, bikinis and flip-flops.

We're here to remind you that long summer dresses should also be taken into consideration when planning your warm weather wardrobe.

Consider this: they're lightweight, they cover up your pasty legs (if you're not one to tan), you don't have to worry about flashing anyone, they're guaranteed to be comfortable and they're (usually) safe to wear to work.

One of our favourite styles for summer is the classic maxi dress, which can come in a multitude of fabrics, colours and prints. Another style that's quickly becoming trendy is the midi dress: a frock where the hem hits your legs above your ankle but below your knee. Perfect for a glamorous night out or at brunch with friends, the midi dress is for when you feel like dressing up your summer look.

Check out our 30 picks for the best long summer dresses of 2014:

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