7 Summer Dress Trends Every Fashion Person Is Wearing Right Now


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Ahh, summer—the season of weekend BBQs, lazying by the pool, Friday afternoons off, paperless post invitations, and a uniform comprised of easy, breezy dresses. Right now, we have summer outfits on our mind, and whether you’re going to a summer wedding or a casual day at the beach, a chic and easy summer frock will get you through every occasion on your google calendar. So what dress trends are all the cool girls wearing this season?

From minimalist tube dresses to cool crochet, playful prints and halterneck details, below we’re highlighting the styles, silhouettes, and brands, the fashion crowd is loving right now for the warm season ahead. Get ready to live in these dress trends for the remainder of summer.

Minimalist Tube Dresses


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If your vibe is minimalist-chic, then you'll love the '90s tube and column dresses that are dominating right now. Whether you go for strapless or barely there sleek spaghetti straps, "clean girl" silhouettes are having a major moment right now.

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Y2K Dresses


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In stark contrast to sleek and simple minimalist dresses comes the Y2K aesthetic, where we're seeing a revival of all things popular from the early to mid 2000s. Dress styles like handkerchief hems and cowl necklines, butterfly details, ruffles, and more are popping up on celebs (Bella Hadid is a fan) and cool girls alike. 

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Halter Strings and Silhouettes


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Halter silhouettes and delicate halter string details are dominating this summer. They're unquestionably flattering and add an alluring touch to every summer ensemble.

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Long, Silky Slip Dresses


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In my opinion, silky slip dresses never really go out of style, but this season, we've been seeing the fashion crowd embracing the luxe piece more than ever—particularly in longer silhouettes. Give the dress a casual spin and pair them with flat sandals and a basket bag or dress them up with heels and statement earrings for a summer evening out.

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Crochet and Open-Knit Dresses


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Crochet and open-knit dresses are winning over the fashion set this summer. Opt for a subtle take on the trend and go for a black or neutral color palette.

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Corset Dresses


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Blame it on shows such as Bridgerton and The Gilded Age, but the princesscore aesthetic is booming this summer, and out of it has sprung the rise of corset dresses. Expect plenty of compliments in this flattering silhouette.

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Dreamy White Dresses


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It's not summer without an effortless, breezy white dress. Whether you go for linen or lace, a dreamy white dress is the perfect warm-weather piece and a staple in every fashion girl's wardrobe.

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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.