10 Dresses I Wear When I Want to Feel Really Pretty

So you agree? You think you're really pretty? Hardly, but I do think my favorite dresses are. There are some days when I roll out of bed and feel like exerting the energy necessary to put together a "cute" outfit could maybe kill me. On the contrary, there are days when I wake up feeling like I am ready to take on the world and want to look great doing it. While those mornings are rare, they do happen, and when they do, there are 10 items I always reach for.

It sounds weird and maybe a little bit cocky, but the dresses ahead make me feel really pretty whenever I wear them. Now that I think about it, that's probably because the dresses themselves are really pretty. There's no shame in wanting to wear something that makes you feel special, and in case you're feeling like your closet is a little lackluster these days, I think the dresses ahead will add that sparkle back.

Go on to shop the 10 summer dresses I wear when I want to feel really pretty, in addition to the ones that are currently on my wish list.

Shop my favorite dresses

Who knew sea creatures could make you feel so good?

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Napkin, but make it fashion.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

I wear this out at night with kitten heels and during the day with chunky sneakers. 

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Pretty flowers and pretty colors. Makes sense. 

Available in sizes 1 to 3.

I have a different but similar version of this dress and have never received so many compliments in my life.

Available in sizes 4 to 14.

Ruching is a trend I'm really excited for this season. 

Available in sizes XS to L.

Now I need this in every color. Thanks, Dôen.

Available in sizes XS to L.

My mom hates this dress, so naturally, I love it. 

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

Holding on to the prairie dress trend for as long as possible.

Available in sizes XS to M.

Get to know this brand ASAP.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Shop dresses currently on my wish list

Adam Selman, if you're reading this, I won't have a good birthday on October 8 if I'm not wearing this dress.

Available in sizes 0 to 4.

Another cool new brand with amazing pieces, including this dress. 

Available in sizes 4 to 14.

This comes in red and stripes, and I think we need both.

Available in sizes XS to 4X.

Zebra is the new leopard. Or is this a tiger?

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

Adorable doesn't even begin to cut it.

Available in size 0.

An evening gown worth writing home about.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Cowgirl chic.

Available in sizes XS to L.

This color is just asking to be complimented. 

Available in sizes 2 to 12.

Consider your next cocktail party ensemble planned.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.