Every time the weather changes, I get the sudden urge to find the best dresses that are perfect for any season. Which can take weeks, because I spend so much time sifting through the latest fashion trends to find the ones that'll prove timeless rather than just being a flash in the pan. This year, though, I turned to the experts to decipher exactly which dresses I should be investing in—and my finds are truly second to none. The best part? Many of them fall in line with the trends that have already been dominating the runways (and the streets).
Just like white frocks, linen dresses are my go-to when the weather heats up. The famously lightweight fabric was basically designed to be worn when scorching temperatures roll in. But they needn't all be white, as evidenced by a few picks from SIR and Everlane.
While florals are massive for spring (obviously) think outside of the garden when it comes to finding your favorite printed spring dress. Abstracted versions in bright colors (like the one below from FARM Rio below) provide just enough punch while still coming in a classic shape. Or, stick to classically pretty picks from brands like Tanya Taylor.
PRETTY IN PINK
While Barbiecore raged on in 2022, remnants of the trend can still be seen in the sheer amount of pink dresses on the market right now. Whether you’re shopping for a great wedding guest dress or just another option to throw on ahead of a date night, I’ve got you covered with these picks from Lioness, Zara, Lulus, and more.
Wearing a longer frock in the summer might seem counterintuitive, but maxi-length dresses are rapidly growing in popularity right now. Available in a variety of fabrications ranging from slinky slip dresses to delicate sheer options, long dresses are going to be surprisingly versatile in your collection, even as we transition into fall.
CLASSIC WHITE OPTIONS
I can't possibly talk about summer dresses without mentioning a few all-white options. A classic in any summer weather lover's wardrobe, my favorite picks for this season include lacy options from Banana Republic and romantic casual frocks from Anthropologie and Hill House Home.