Cottagecore Isn't Going Anywhere—These 26 Dresses Fit the Vibe

The cottagecore aesthetic may have started to dominate the fashion scene in 2020, but it surely hasn't lost any of its momentum. Last summer, I thought the trend had faded away, but thankfully, the warmer weather brought the resurgence of the look. There are a variety of outfits that fall into the cottagecore category, but the one defining piece of the aesthetic happens to be a dress. Think dainty florals, puff sleeves, and lightweight fabrics—these all make up the perfect cottagecore dress.

Summer is almost here, so if you're looking for the perfect time to incorporate the aesthetic into your style, now is the time. While the style reigns in popularity, the market is a tad saturated with ethereal dresses you'd want to frolic in, but I narrowed it down to the best 26 I've seen at all sorts of price points. Keep scrolling to shop for the warmer days ahead.

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.