The Dresses Fashion Girls Will Be Wearing This Summer

It probably comes as no surprise that in my role as an editor, I spend a rather large chunk of my workdays researching emerging fashion trendsshare-worthy shopping finds, and buzzy or on-the-rise brands. Every once in awhile, however, I’m lucky enough to have one or any combination of the above categories simply present itself to me instead. As you probably guessed, such is the case with the topic of today’s post: Rat & Boa dresses have recently taken over my Instagram feed at somewhat of an exponential rate.

While the brand, which launched in 2015, is not particularly new, as most labels do over the course of their lifecycles, it seems to be experiencing a period of particular popularity right now and just in time for summer dressing. Its dresses—the majority of which are under $300—range from floor-length slips to minis and come in a mix of solids, prints, and various materials. They're also particularly versatile, as evidenced by the way they can be dressed up or pared down with ease. Last but certainly not least, across the board, they're just cool, which explains their presence on the Instagram accounts of so many of our favorite fashion people. To see everything I'm talking about for yourself and shop the must-have dresses of summer along the way, just keep scrolling. 

Yes, it's a little sheer, but the risk is worth the reawrd.

Rat & Boa Dresses

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@lefevrediary

You can easily dress this up or down by swapping out different accessories.

Rat & Boa Dresses

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@modedamour

This sheer, polka-dot style has been particularly prevalent on my feed.

A non-black evening dress that's still so classic.

Rat & Boa Dresses

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@cassdimicco

Try to imagine this with flat sandals instead of boots. 

Another style that you could easily dress down, too.

I love this brand's love of polka dots on all scales.

Rat & Boa Dresses

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@lefevrediary
Rat & Boa Dresses

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@charlysturm

Click through and zoom to see the covered buttons.

Rat & Boa Dresses

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@modedamour

All this dress really needs is shoes—otherwise, it does all the work for you. 

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