27 Dresses Perfect for Spring and Summer
It’s finally warm enough to wear dresses in New York and I could not be more excited. I already turned over my closet and realized that most of my dresses are either blue, blue striped, or black so it’s time to add a little more life into my wardrobe for this spring and summer. My birthday is also coming up so I’m trying to decide to what to wear to the luncheon I have scheduled with my friends. I’ve put together some options for myself and for you in case you want to refresh your dress options.
When I first saw this Poplin Embroidered Dress, I thought how much more I would like it without the collar. Then I realized that the collar is removable. It’s more than I would usually spend on a white dress but I love the lace details. It would be the perfect dress for my birthday but I also think it would be lovely for a rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. It’s paired with the white Capri Flat Lace Up Sandals but I’d wear it with the yellow version for a pop of color.
I saw this striped fabric is a two piece set and wished it came in a dress and then I saw that it did. I love all the the colors of this Striped Crepe de Chine Midi Dress and looks like it would be a perfect April birthday dress. I’d pair it with these Lavender Slingback Flats.
I not only love the “Tuscan Orange” color of this Belted Cotton Shirtdress but also that you can wear it unbelted for a more relaxed look. I’d pair it with these Castañer x Paul Smith Woven Striped Ribbon Flat Espadrilles that I already bought myself for spring.
I don’t think the photo does this Embroidered Linen Voile Dress justice. The intricate embroidered cutout and covered buttons would make this another beautiful dress for a wedding reception or bridal shower. Pair it with White Satin and Jute Wedge Espadrilles if your event is outdoors.
This Shoulder Tied Tiered Paisley Cotton Maxi Dress would be pretty for when the weather warms up even more. If you like the look of The Row Bare Sandals, these Leather Strappy Sandals are a much more reasonably priced option at $118 and the tan color would be perfect with this dress.
This Navy and White Striped Shirtdress would be great for Zoom meetings now and to transition back to the real office. I’d wear this dress with bright blue Snakeskin Halter Sandals for a ladylike look.
I was influenced to buy this Blue Cotton Shirtdress that is only $28.88. It’s the perfect work from home dress and was very nice looking when it arrived so I ordered the navy version too. If I wanted to elevate it more, I’d change the buttons which is very easy. It would also be a great dress if you have a new baby or young kids who get you dirty. It would also make a great dress for an artist or a gardener who wants to protect themselves from the sun. Speaking of sun, the white version would be a perfect cover up for the pool or beach and you don’t have to worry if your sunscreen gets on it. There are seven colors to choose from and it runs true to size but takes almost a month for delivery. I plan to wear it with these Yellow Suede Ballet Flats that I should arrive tomorrow.
I love the sunny preppy look of this Yellow and White Striped Shirtdress so I’d probably wear it without the macrame belt. I’d pair the dress with teal T-Strap Python Sandals instead of a matching shoe.
The brand of this Printed Silk Long-Sleeve Maxi Dress is a favorite of celebrities but it’s not that crazy expensive so you can feel like a movie star too. I’d pair it with these Flat Leather Sandals in either the tan or pink color.
Rickie Freeman for Teri John is new to me but I love their size inclusive line that runs from 2-18. This Paisley-Printed Midi Shirtdress is perfect for those who don’t like pastels. Pair it with black Cross Strap Leather Block Heel Sandals.
I love a plain navy dress in the summer because you can wear it with so many different accessories. This Gathered Cotton Poplin Midi Dress is a chic option but this navy Gathered Organic Cotton Jersey Midi Dress is a tenth of the price. Add a pretty pop of color with these pink Suede Buckle Slide Sandals.
Have a really big event to celebrate this spring or summer, how about this Metallic Jacquard Puff-Sleeve Shirt Dress. It is $530 but looks like it costs three times as much. I’d pair it with these special Metallic Feather Slingback Sandals or these Block Heel Metallic Leather Sandals.