The Best Summer Dress Brands, According to Me

Technically, the first day of summer is 12 days away, but if I'm being honest, I’ve been mentally there since Memorial Day and dressing like it, too. In these recent warmer weeks, countless summer staples and trends have found their way into my rotation and will remain there for the next few months. What have I been wearing on repeat? Maxi skirts, long shorts, easy tanks, and, of course, dresses. Who could live without them when the temperatures rise?!

Whether it’s for work, weddings, or weekend brunch, everyone needs at least a few easy frocks in their wardrobe, which is why I’ve done the work of rounding up my favorite dress brands. From affordable go-tos such as Topshop and Faithfull, to investment-level price points like Jacquemus and Nanushka and, of course, everything in between, read about and shop the 12 best brands for summer dresses so you can stock up today before it’s really too late.


While Topshop offers all types of dresses, I think the affordable brand especially excels in their selection of easy midis.


Have a summer party coming up? You can't go wrong with anything Jacquemus.


Almost immediately after the brand launched (only three years ago) Dôen’s dresses skyrocketed to cult status thanks to their easy to wear and versatile appeal.


Australian label Posse has been on my radar for several years thanks to their effortless and eye-catching dresses and separates.


Girls with delicate style will have a field day over Loveshackfancy's romantic frocks.


Depending on how you choose to style it, a Zimmermann dress can take you anywhere from the beach to a summer wedding.

Faithfull the Brand

It's not often that we see such a reasonably priced brand such as Faithfull blow up our Instagrams, but it is so nice when we do. 


Nanushka perfects any item it designs, and its dresses are no exception.


Rixo’s artfully printed dresses are like a magnet for compliments.


You won't just look good in an LPA dress—you'll feel good, too.

Who What Wear

Call me biased, but few other brands make under-$50 dresses look this good.


Honestly, this one goes without saying.

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