The Cool Dresses French Girls Always Wear

Have you noticed the one thing all French girls are wearing this summer? It’s not a striped boater top or a trench coat or even ballet flats. It’s a cool dress style that you might not have associated with Parisians before—but it turns out you should. Breezy floral wrap dresses are in practically every French girl’s closet (and suitcase). Which styles make the cut? Ahead, we’re breaking down what to look for.

First, find a playful print. Anything from polka dots to simple vintage florals works. You can’t go wrong by sticking to a neutral color palette, including red, white, or navy. Next, the dress should have a sleeve, whether it’s long, short, or cap. Bonus points if the neckline is finished with flirty ruffles. As for styling it, try some layered gold necklaces, espadrilles, and a woven basket bag. Now, don’t be surprised if you’re mistaken for a Parisian on your summer trip to the Côte d’Azur.

Keep reading to see how French girls are styling these cool dresses, and then shop our favorite styles from Réalisation Par, Rouje, Reformation, and more.

Available in sizes 34 to 40.