27 Cheery Summer Dresses That Make Me Smile Just Looking at Them

Dresses and summer go together like PB&J. Even though I'm lucky enough to wear dresses year-round in Southern California, the warm months are when my collection really has time to shine. The only downside is that the market is absolutely inundated with summer dresses, so it can be hard to sort through the huge selection. Have no fear—that's where I come in.

If you could see my Instagram saved folder or my Pinterest boards, you'd see a slew of Instagram-worthy dresses begging to be added to my cart. There are some Bridgerton-inspired pieces and others that would look more at home in Austin Powers. There are also plenty of special details like bows, puff sleeves, and strappy ties. Scroll down to shop my favorite summer dresses right now. 


This hits on so many different trends. 

How to be the best-dressed person this summer: buy this dress. 


This '80s color combo is so cool right now. 

I've never met a Reformation dress I didn't like. 

Delicate Florals



This beautifully delicate floral pattern is simply divine. 

Midi shirtdresses are so practical when you don't want to show a ton of skin. 

Pretty Back Details



This $35 price tag can't be beaten. 

I know traffic-cone orange seems intimidating to wear, but it's just so fun for summer. 

How can you resist this back detailing? 

Vibrant Colors





I love this combination of a classic shape and bold, trendy color. 

Another vibrant dress that's sure to turn heads. 

Cobalt blue is majorly trending right now. 

I love how this dress was paired with orange sandals—go big or go home. 

I'll be wearing this one with white sneakers.