‘Tis the season for bright shades, flowing fabrics and sundresses galore! Each year, as spring rolls around, we happily welcome the comfort and style of these flattering pieces, and this year, after a long and chilly winter, the arrival of sundress season feels especially exciting. You’ll notice that midi- and maxi-length dresses continue to be the go-to for fashionistas, while vibrant shades and wrap styles hit the top of the trend list. To help refresh your warm-weather wardrobe and show you how best to rock these trends, we’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite current styles. From figure-flattering wrap dresses to coastal stripes, bohemian maxis and options ideal for both work and play, here are our favorite sundresses of the season so far!
Wrap dresses are by far the most flattering sundress style for any body type. They cinch at the waist and can easily be dressed up for an outdoor wedding or down for a Saturday morning trip to the farmers market. We love this blush-colored wrap dress ($188) for its seasonally appropriate shade and just-right length, while this black wrap dress ($158) features fun ruffled strap detailing that we can’t wait to rock. And this polka dot midi dress ($218), in a timeless cut, can be worn for a number of spring and summer events.
Striped sundresses are always an on-trend choice when the weather warms up, especially in beach-inspired shades like soft blues and coastal greens. All three of these options are versatile and stylish and perfect companions on an upcoming getaway. This navy striped dress ($180), in an easy-to-wear midi length, becomes even more figure-flattering with a fashionable belt and square neckline. We’re loving this mid-length linen striped dress (just $49!) for its feminine bow detail and light fabric. And this shorter tunic dress ($145) with understated blue and green stripes. (For more tips on how a tunic can flatter every body type, click here.)
BRIGHT & BOHEMIAN
Sundresses and bohemian style have gone hand-in-hand the past few years, but we’re shifting from brightly colored pompoms and tassels that can feel a bit juvenile to bold maxi dresses, funky, yet polished patterns and elevated patchwork. This red maxi ($150) features simple, yet statement-making ruffled detailing and an open back that won’t leave you feeling overexposed. This blue maxi ($150) screams spring with its halter neck, beachy color and understated pattern. And this shorter patchwork-inspired dress ($150) is about as boho chic as it gets. We suggest pairing these with a neutrally colored hat and simple sandals for that coveted casual, yet fashion-forward spring look.
WORK & PLAY
Although plenty of spring and summer is spent vacationing with the family and recharging at the beach, we still need to find styles that are appropriate for the office. Don’t feel the need to compromise color for neutral shades, though! Standout hues, like red and magenta, can still be worn to work when paired with simple shoes and accessories. And, when it comes to the office, always consider neckline and length. As long as you’re not showing too much skin, a fun sundress is a fantastic and stylish ensemble for both work and play.
We love this red sundress ($150) as its knee-length cut and shirtdress style make it casual, yet professional. This bright pink dress ($138) is a slightly more formal option for work that still nods to spring and summer’s colorful feel, and this chambray dress ($120), which continues to be a top trend this year, is just right for the office. Plus its tie-front detail is flattering at the waist.
Enjoy the upcoming sunny days!
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