• bananarepublic.com

Every spring I feel the draw of a crisp shirtdress—even more so in this season of military inspiration. Easy and basic, it’s a staple of the women’s warm weather wardrobes. The tricky part is finding one that’s not too short (if you plan on wearing it to an office) and not too bulkified with pockets and epaulets.

Banana Republic’s version, above ($120), is made of crinkly cotton, suggesting you could toss it in a suitcase and not have to worry about it getting (more) wrinkled.