I'm a Fashion Editor Who Lives in Dresses—8 Styles Already in My Nordstrom Cart


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Just one peek into my small but mighty wardrobe, and you’ll see that my love for dresses has no limit. From vintage-inspired floral frocks to sleek knitted numbers, much like the wine selection at Helen’s, there’s a drink, I mean, dress for every mood, occasion, and weather forecast happily hanging in color-coordinated harmony in my closet.

Without a doubt, spring is the perfect time to add some fresh frocks to my collection, and after scouring through Nordstrom this week, I’ve found some seriously chic styles that hit some of this season’s biggest trends. From cute cutouts to mini hemlines and halter-neck silhouettes, whatever kind of dress style you’re into, you’ll find something that excites your sartorial senses (and matches your budget) below. Keep scrolling for my comprehensive guide to the best dresses to shop right now at Nordstrom and the eight styles that are already in my cart.



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Nothing says spring like a floral frock. Opt for one with of-the-moment details such as cutouts, mini silhouettes, or a vintage-inspired print. 


Elevated Knits


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A chic and versatile knit dress is a year-round wardrobe staple—easy to style with just about everything in your closet. Choose a sleek and elevated silhouette, and style it with sandals as the temps start to rise.


Saturated Hues


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We saw bold columns of color on the spring runways in all styles and silhouettes. They're guaranteed to add a vibrant and joyful touch that is altogether on-trend for spring.


Cutouts & Straps


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From delicate halter-neck straps to bold cutouts, the "naked" dress trend is unapologetically alluring—the perfect style for an evening out.


Satin Slips


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Satin dresses have undergone a reinvention of late. Whether it's a sultry lingerie-inspired dress or a cowl-neck style that leans into the Y2K vibe, a silky slip is a fresh and sultry option this spring.


Dreamy White Dresses


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Nothing says "warm weather is near" quite like a pretty white frock. This season's iterations have a cool-bride vibe with dreamy silhouettes and romantic textures.


Sporty & Preppy


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Spotted all over the S/S 22 runways, preppy and sporty styles are getting the fashion treatment this season with modern takes on the prim look.




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From sunset-hued prints to colorful crochet, this season's bohemian dresses are perfect for tapping into your inner hippie (and ideal for that upcoming summer vacation).


Up next, I just found spring's biggest dress trends for under $100.

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.