24 Dreamy Dresses for Your Most Romantic Summer Yet

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Dress season is upon us, and there are plenty of chic styles to suit every sartorial taste, from trending minis to of-the-moment backless dresses. Today, however, we're focusing on the most romantic of the lot: milkmaid dresses. You know what I'm talking about. Think puff sleeves, slender bodices, sweetheart and square necklines, a little ruffle, basically what cottagecore dreams are made of.

Whether you're frolicking in the countryside this summer (milking cows and baking bread) or sipping on cocktails on a rooftop in the city, the ultra-feminine, soft, and ethereal dress will make you feel your most romantic self—like you belong in a Jean-Baptiste Huet painting. 

Take a peek below at the dreamy dresses you'll want to whimsically wear this summer.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.