Suddenly, This Casual Dress Trend Is Popping Up All Over the Place

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There's nothing better than slipping into your most beloved summer dress for a day of socializing with your favorite people. While this summer brings about a refreshing joy, those frocks you lived in last summer might seem irrelevant. However, when we saw this timeless style pop back onto the scene, it made us do a double take for more reasons than one. This summer dress trend we speak of is easy, casual, and versatile: scrunched camisole dresses. This spaghetti-strap dress is identified by its delicate ruching along the front neckline, sometimes accompanied by a small tie or bow.

You'll often see this dress in kitschy prints like bold florals, fruits, and even landscapes, and if that doesn't put you in the summer mood, I don't know what will. Whether you wear this dress around your home or save it for an upcoming vacation, I can guarantee your heart will be satisfied with the purchase for many months to come. 

The good news about this summer dress trend is that it has become so popular that it will suit a vast array of style types and moods. Just go ahead and scroll through the selection ahead—you'll see. 

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This casual dress trend is perfect for lying on a blanket on the grass and daydreaming all afternoon. If you have yet to realize that that is one of the most relaxing summer activities, come talk to me.

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Go ahead, run your errands in this dress and simple sneakers. I promise you'll look way more polished than you might feel.

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Even Aimee Song has come out with her own angelic version of this summer dress trend, and by the looks of it, it's about to sell out fast. 

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Accessorize your new scrunched cami dress with unexpected accessories like cowboy boots and a hair scarf the next time you go to happy hour. 

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What screams summer more than strawberries? A strawberry-printed dress, that's what. 

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A pair of simple strappy heels can take this dress trend from day to night in a matter of seconds. 

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If you're sick of sweatpants, don't be afraid to dip your toes back into the dress section of your closet. Especially when it comes to this particular trend, a dress can often be just as comfortable. 

Next: discover the best summer dress brands, according to us

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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