Finally—it's safe to say the days of wearing tights under our dresses are over. Meaning that our closets are craving fresh new pieces. Breezy dresses, printed skirts, and unexpected color schemes are just a few of the trends we're jumping at the chance to test out. But with so many seasonal styles inundating us, it can feel overwhelming to start shopping for a new spring wardrobe. (FYI—your starter pack to our favorite trends right now is just a click away.)
Luckily for you, I found a secret way to cut straight to the best spring dresses that the internet has to offer. It all comes down to using this one search phrase when online shopping. And it pretty much works on every site from Zara to Net-a-Porter. Hint: You'll want a spring dress with sleeves, so you can actually start wearing it ASAP. I found that by searching "puff sleeve" or "puffy sleeve" and "dress" on my go-to shopping sites, what manifested was the prettiest, breeziest selection of dresses that instantly put me in a springy state of mind. From lightweight linen dresses to Victorian-inspired designs, you'll want to live in all the below styles all through the summer. I went ahead and shopped the coolest dresses that my search found. Just add strappy sandals or sleek mules and you've nailed this spring trend.
We first noticed the arrival of the puffy-sleeve trend from this editor-favorite UK label.
Available in UK sizes 6 to 14.
This dress has already sold out once and is already on its way to being sold out again. Shop accordingly.
Available in sizes XS to L.
Anything the site Lisa Says Gah styles, we pretty much want.
Available in sizes 2 to 6.
A quirky, standout pick.
Available in sizes UK 6 to 12.
The color and sleeves on this dress are giving us a lot of feelings.
Available in UK sizes 4 to 14.
L.A. girls will wear this one dressed down with flat sneakers.
Available in sizes 32 to 36.
Square necklines are having a moment right now.
Available in sizes 0 to 2.
Make this peasant dress your go-to weekend look.
Available in sizes XXS to XL.
Just add a mini bag and you're so spring 2018.
Available in UK sizes 6 to L12
Try not to fall in love with this light buttermilk shade—we dare you.
Available in sizes 0 to 14.
There aren't many off-the-shoulder dresses right now, but this one is winning us over in a major way.
Available in UK sizes 6 to 12.
A perfect office-friendly option.
Available in sizes 10 to 18.
Ideal for frolicking through a garden… or, you know, wearing to grab coffee.
Available in sizes 2 to 6.
This color is called "poppy," and it's honestly changing our minds about orange.
Available in sizes S to M.
Pretty, playful, and perfect polka dots. See what we did there?
Available in sizes XS to XL.
Wear with colorful sandals.
Available in sizes 6 to 8.
Meet your new go-to summer dress.
Available in sizes XS to XXL.
Now you're ready to nail the puffy-sleeve dress trend this spring.