Shopbop, Revolve, and Nordstrom Dropped New Summer Dresses, and I Want These 45

best summer dresses


@briannesikorski; PICTURED: WAYF Lilibet Halter Mini Dress ($62)

I crave summer all year. Regardless, I've always said you should dress—and shop—for the weather you want rather than the weather you have, and right now, my brain is completely fixated on the warm summer days. But I know I'm not alone here since nearly all my go-to retailers are dropping new summer pieces. And since sharing is what I do, I'm already all over the best buys and am ready to deliver my top picks to you.

Revolve, Shopbop, and Nordstrom are often the first tabs I open, no matter what I'm looking for. Today I focused my attention on summer dresses. From little beach cover-ups to stunning dresses you can wear to a wedding, I went through thousands of options and pulled the best 45 summer dresses from these top three sites. Consider the legwork already done for you. Sit back, relax, and get ready to start manifesting your summer wardrobe into existence, beginning with these pretty dresses.


I won't take any chances waiting to buy this blue dress.

Simon Miller knows how to make my jaw drop, and their latest batch of sultry cutouts is no exception.

In case you were eyeing the rosette-adorned number in the opening photo.

I'm filing this under my dream vacation wardrobe.

Who What Wear readers are already all over this breezy, compliment-inducing pick.

I think this might be the little black dress to end them all.

Don't call this a nightgown. It's a slip dress and a cool option for a wedding party.

The rising label insiders are absolutely buzzing about. I'm fawning over this ruching.

This shade just feels like the coolest option for summer.

I can't believe it took me 15 slides to show you a floral dress. Aren't you proud of me?


I'm suddenly so in love with drop-waist dresses like this. 

I can already see this dress all over the streets of lower Manhattan. I predict it will be the one Reformation dress everyone buys.

This neckline is straight out of a Meg Ryan movie from the late '90s, and I love that about it.

Snakeskin print is having a comeback. My pick? Khaite's printed tube dress.

Wear this with a pair of retro sneakers (I like Adidas Sambas) and call it a day.

French women would be all over this simple find.

Everyone needs a simple tube dress like this in their summer wardrobe, including me.

I know I'm late to the game, but I'm absolutely swooning over all the pretty dresses from this brand at Nordstrom.

From the color to the texture, no one will believe this dress was only $130.

To wear with flat sandals during the day and strappy heels at night.

Preppy-girl summer is upon us. The stripes, shape, and color all give me country club energy.

Prints like this are low-key genius because they're easy to match with accessories of any color.


I haven't stopped thinking about this perfect poplin dress.

I'm in love with everything about this.

There's no need for jewelry when your dress is this pretty.

Miaou dresses are notorious for being deceivingly comfortable, and this dress is no exception.

I can already hear the "Where did you get that?" comments this dress is sure to garner.

Can someone please explain to me how this is under $100? 

Wear this to go straight from the beach to happy hour.

For any warm-weather events on your calendar.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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