Summer is all about ice pops and flowy dresses. No wonder, everyone is in love with this time of the year. The warm weather means more hangout plans, more parties, and adventurous vacations. However, the best part undoubtedly lies in all the fashion that this season allows us to follow. No more layering to the extent that you look and feel like a panda, and no more dark color palettes for choosing outfits and makeup. We get to shine as bright as the sun, albeit with a pop of color.
Last month marked the official start of summer and if your wardrobe still hasn’t got a summer-ready makeover, you’re way behind. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t shop now.
To help you out, here’s a list of the summer dress trends that are in vogue this season. We have also given an overview of our favorite pieces so that you don’t have to waste any time when shopping!
The shirt dress trend is totally fashionable these days. While the trend is more thigh baring, we’re all in for it! Shirt dresses that are oversized, lightweight and more on the plain end of the scale don’t only allow your skin to breathe but they also look super rad. However, make sure to lather sunscreen on your legs before heading out rocking a shirt dress. Complete your look with a pair of gladiator sandals and a cross body bag.
This t-shirt dress doesn’t only look comfy, we’re sure it feels the same way too! It comes in several colors for you to choose from. Featuring half sleeves and a crew neck, the dress is otherwise plain. It’s just the right one for casual wear when running errands or when hanging out with your girl gang. The material of this dress is jersey. Make it yours for $22.
Prints and patterns are also in vogue. This summer is all about unleashing your inner diva and expressing your wilder side with patchwork prints or Bohemian ones. A patterned dress can be sported with a pair of tights as well. Make sure your closet has one printed dress at least. You can go for a bright print or your can stick to a darker color scheme. Pair it with ruffle flats and add a finishing touch with a pink lip shade!
Our pick: Forever 21 Geo Print Cutout Dress
This Forever 21 dress, is what dreams are made of! It has a bow tie neckline, adjustable cami straps, and front cutout. Talk about cute! The dress is made of a knitted material and has a geo print. The front of the skirt features buttons as well. Sport it at a party or make it a staple of your wardrobe that you rock anywhere and everywhere! Cop this peach-blue dress for $29.90.
Floral maxi dress
Out of city for a vacation? Make sure to take a flowy maxi dress along with you. Whether you sport the maxi dress at the beach or when hanging out with pals, we bet they’d ask you who gave you the idea! A floral one would be all the more stylish because according to what fashion rules state, summer is the time of the year when flowery prints must make their way to your armoire. Make sure to wear a pair of hoop earrings and wedges with the maxi dress for the ultimate chic vibes.
Our pick: H&M Maxi Dress
Is there are party up the lane? This floral maxi dress by H&M is perfect for those casual party events that run every weekend. The V-neck and thin straps of this dress give it a sophisticated look, whereas the slits at both sides give it a wild vibe. The seaming at the waist is elasticized accentuating the chic look of the dress. The black base of this dress has a floral print in green, pink, violet, blue, and white. Also available in yellow. Fetch it for $29.99.
Baby doll dress
The baby doll dress is another hit of this season this year. Couture houses like Chanel have approved these dresses by creating their own versions. The baby doll dress has been seen on several celebrities as well. Whether you go for a satin one, a lace one, or a simple tweed one, we’re sure you’ll look like the fashionista you are. For a sportier look, you can pair your baby doll dress with a pair of slip-on sneakers.
Our pick: Charlotte Russe Smocked Skater Dress
This baby doll dress by Charlotte Russe has won our hearts with its striped print. The base of the dress is white while black, green, and pink stripes run over it. With a smocked bust, off-the-shoulder half sleeves, and pleats at the waist, this dress is too adorbs to not have! A snug fit overall, the mini dress can be bagged for $22.99.
Since the past year, we’ve been noticing how pastels have taken the trend crown. Powder blue and baby pink have been splattered on not only dresses but also on handbags and footwear options. These days, purple’s lightest pastel shade is also being seen on several dresses. When wearing a pastel dress, keep the rest of your look light too, from your makeup to your bag choice. Want some celebrity inspiration? Priyanka Chopra rocked pastel blue at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.
Coming in a pretty pastel lilac, this dress has a lovely design. The asymmetrical dress is made of viscose, and features a front short, back long style. The boat neckline of the dress adds more style points to it. You can wear this dress to an event or make it your casual wear piece. The dress is sleeveless and has a hidden zipping system at the back. Pick it up for $130.
Plaid has been a favorite of both men and women for a long time now. Being a staple of everyone’s wardrobe, check prints have never went out of trend. This year, once again plaid is considered on-trend. It’s back in dress form as well. A plaid dress wouldn’t only look amazing with a pair of tights or leggings but with bare legs also. You can combine it with a high-top sneaker or booties for an ultracool look. Fashion It model Bella Hadid has also rocked a plaid dress this year. In April, she was spotted in a red and cream plaid dress in Tokyo, Japan.
This piece by Missguided has a celeb’s name attached to it, so it’s definitely a must-have! The sleeveless dress features cami straps. The fabric is plaid in yellow. Black and maroon lines detail the plaid print. The bodycon dress has a V-neck and black lace on the neckline and the hem. Perfect for every occasion, you can buy this dress for $34.