I'm 37, and These Cool Dresses Feel Perfectly Right for Me

Influencer Linda Tol Dresses In Your 30s Black Minimalist Dress



"That's not for me—it's for a younger woman" is something I grew up hearing my mom say about certain styles and new trends. In fact, she still says this to this day. I always take the time to remind her that she shouldn't let her age stop her from wearing what piques her interest. Since I was younger, I have been a huge proponent of the idea that people should wear whatever feels right to them, no matter what age a style might be geared toward. As I inch closer to 40, I still hold firm to this belief.

To be honest, I was never a dress girl until I hit my 30s. I even got married in a jumpsuit. This season happens to be one of the times I have been most excited about dresses. From cool cutouts to voluminous silhouettes to '90s throwback styles, I am having an extremely hard time narrowing down my favorites to a select few.

Ahead, check out 31 cool dresses I can't get enough of for spring and beyond.

This affordable black dress just might become your spring and summer uniform.

I'm picturing this being worn in the Italian countryside.

This voluminous dress is a dream. I want it in every color.

This is a chic way to introduce chocolate brown into your closet.

Here's a black dress that's guaranteed to turn heads.

You can wear this lovely printed dress with a variety of shoes, making it incredibly versatile.

I was pleasantly surprised that this cutout pick is under $100.

Verdant pieces are, hands down, one of the biggest trends right now.

I'm not one to usually wear red, but I'd make an exception for this sweet option.

I fully appreciate this elevated take on the checkered-print trend.

The structure of this dress is eye-catching.

This is one of my favorite dresses at H&M right now.

Smocked dresses are trending, but this one feels more fashion-forward.

I'm here for this modern take on the shirtdress.

A cool striped T-shirt dress for under $50? Done and done.

This pick is perfect for everything from date night to a vacation.

Tie-front dresses are a staple no matter the season.

Hello, '90s flashback. I'd try this pick with Adidas sneakers.

This floral-print dress would look great with white sandals.

It doesn't get chicer than a minimalist black plissé dress.

I am currently a huge fan of vibrant, printed green dresses.

A simple silky dress like this can be layered under everything from a blazer to a denim jacket.

This dress is elegant enough for the office but can instantly create a casual-cool look with the right sandals.

This easy dress is great for when you don't have the bandwidth to plan an outfit for the day.

Here's a whimsical take on the patchwork trend.

This neutral ribbed dress is a timeless addition to any closet.