Summer is coming! (In 24 days, to be exact). And I for one, cannot wait to get my limbs into some floatier fabrics and lighter layers. One item that's going to be on heavy rotation this upcoming season is undoubtedly dresses (a welcome alternative to our leggings, bike shorts, and sweats these days). Luckily, there are plenty of trending styles to suit every sartorial taste.
From playful puff-sleeve dresses to '70s-inspired crochet fabrics, of-the-moment open-back beauties, and voluminous silhouettes, below I'm rounding 11 of of the dreamiest dress styles to get excited about this summer. And the best part? They all clock in at under $100, proving you don't have to spend a ton to look stylish this summer. Read on to stock up on the feel-good dresses to wear this warm-weather season.
One of the most captivating dress trends we're seeing this season are open-back dresses (some come with a few delicate straps, others fully open). An Insta-worthy look if there ever was one.
Dreamy lace and Broderie Anglaise fabrics are practically made for summer. They were seen all over the S/S 2020 runways, mostly in whimsical white hues. We can't wait to wear the trend with minimalist sandals this summer.
White dresses are a given for summer, but it's the unexpected black hues (a massive hit on the runways) that are coming in hot for summer. Opt for lightweight fabrics and simple silhouettes to keep the dark hue from feeling too heavy.