More dresses - I need more casual dresses in my wardrobe.

I bought both of these during the Nordstrom triple points sale last month.

The black one is karen Kane. The jersey is substantial, and feels fantastic against my skin. I love the neckline, low and graceful enough to show some skin and feature my wide array of necklaces. With bracelet sleeves (well, three quarters, but everything is longer on me) I'm not sure it's a good choice for summer, but I'm really tempted to keep it for late summer and fall wear. Does it cling too much around my midsection?

The blue dress, with it's roomy fit aroundd the middle and it's sleevelessness, feels more suitable for summer. How does it look on me?

I was hoping to find more summery dresses, but I'm leary of prints for some reason I'm not quite sure of. I also prefer heavier fabrics right now.

Honest opinions on these two pieces welcome.

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