I'm a Modest Dresser, and This Is the Dress Trend I'll Be Living In This Summer

Am I the only one who imagines I'm frolicking through a field of flowers (in Europe, of course) when I put on a loose and flowy dress? No, just me? Anyways, when the cottagecore trend took over last summer, as a modest dresser, I was relieved. While I think second-skin dresses look fantastic on fashion girls everywhere, there's something about a roomy dress that just gives a very ethereal feeling. The trend, filled with flowy frocks, has since become a fashion staple, especially in the spring and summer, with brands releasing varieties of breezy dresses with all sorts of patterns, colorways, and necklines. 

I don't know about you, but I'll most certainly be living in these kinds of dresses all summer. Not only are they stylish, but they're also breathable and comforting for the hot summer days. Plus, when you have no energy to think of an outfit, a loose dress always works. Just pair with sandals and a cute bag and voila—you've got yourself a solid summer outfit on deck. If you're looking to add more dresses to your rotation this summer, look no further than the options below. Whether you like to keep it in the solid-colored range or want to experiment with patterns, you'll find something to love in this mix.


This will sell out, so snag it on pre-order while you can.

Our senior market editor Judith Jones loves this dress.

We designed our own dress for you to wear and love.

I love how the model paired this with sneakers.

This is on a few of our editors' wish lists.

This would look great styled with chunky sneakers for a juxtaposition in your look.


How beautiful is this shade of tangerine?


A sunflower print can come off as cheesy, but this is done exceptionally well.

This has been one of my favorite H&M dresses for a long time.

Anytime I see a dress in this hue, I think of Daphne Bridgerton.


Everytime Tove releases this in a new colorway, I love it even more.

Can someone get married in this, please?

The dress you've seen all over TikTok.


A summer staple if I ever saw one.

This would pair beautifully with strappy sandals and a baguette bag.

If you're feeling brave, pair this with knee-high boots.