I'm Picky When It Comes to Dresses, But These 8 Have My Approval

I'll admit I'm extremely picky when it comes to dresses. As someone who adheres to a modest style, I've made dresses a large part of my wardrobe. Since they're one piece and can't be styled as easily as a pair of pants or skirt can, I place a lot of importance on the design and how it can be worn. I've had far too many situations where I bought a dress, and it sat in my closet for months simply because I was only able to wear it once and it wouldn't work with anything else I owned.

After all that trial and error, I now know what a dress needs to be perfect. Does it fit in all the right places? Can it pair well with accessories or shoes I own? Can I style it to be worn more than once? These are some questions I ask myself now before purchasing a dress. Luckily for you, the dresses in our latest Who What Wear Collection drop check all the boxes. I'm not one to keep it to myself, so I shared my favorite picks below, along with some styling inspiration for you to peruse.


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When I used to imagine my dream knit dress, this was it. It hits at the perfect ankle length and has luxurious seaming. Not to mention you can get matching socks.


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This dress meets the perfect balance between simple and eye-catching. That open back deserves every moment.



This is the leather dress you'll want to wear this season. Wear it as is once winter comes to a close, or layer it up with a turtleneck underneath.


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If you have an eye for prints, this dress is for you. 


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If there were to be a dress that would define cozy, it's this one. Not only is this knit number comfortable, but the chocolate shade is versatile and easy to style.


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Wear this for a special occasion or when you want to feel like it's a special occasion.


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Why buy three dresses when you can buy one that transforms into three? Just imagine all the styling options this has.

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This electric-green top has been on my mind since its release. It's easy for bright pieces to look tacky, but this is the most luxe neon top I've seen.


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Because of the preppy-fashion craze, collars have been all over the market. While many I've found are basic, this one is anything but.


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Last year, we saw corsets jump in trend. (Thanks, Bridgerton.) Many can come off a little too trendy, and I think this one is a staple that you'll get plenty of wear out of.


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What's better than a knit dress and matching socks? A knit skirt and matching socks. I actually just ordered this set yesterday, so why not follow my lead?


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Can you tell green is our favorite color? Wear this lettuce-edge skirt with its matching cardigan, or edge it up like Brooklyn did above.


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I love ribbed knit tops for layering, but a lot of them tend to end up looking the same. With the blueberry contrast stripes, this one definitely stands out.

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Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.