41 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It’s Spring, Damnit

Lindsey Lanquist
41 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It’s Spring, Damnit
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Florals for spring may not be groundbreaking—but that’s because they’re emblematic of the season. Spring doesn’t quite feel like spring until the sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, the flowers are blooming and the fashion set is clad in their favorite floral dresses. The practice feels like an almost ritualistic celebration of the calendar’s most anticipated season. (Say what you will about summer and fall, but spring means the end of the months-long slog of frigidity known as winter.)

There are, of course, other sartorial ways to ring in spring. Winter coats are traded for lightweight spring jackets. Boots are swapped for sandals. Our palettes become more diverse in the way of color—simultaneously more vibrant and more pastel. But floral dresses endure as a hallmark of spring, leaving our wardrobes feeling as fresh, and new, and full of hope as the world that surrounds us. And really, how groundbreaking does something need to be when it’s that damn exciting?

What’s nice: There’s no single right way to sport a floral dress in the spring. There are graphic florals, traditional florals, mod florals. There are maximalist takes on the print—and minimalist ones, too. Floral dresses are available in every aesthetic and color palette imaginable, offering us all a veritable plethora of ways to get our spring style on. So remind me what we’re waiting for, again?

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

1. On the Road Temptress Maxi Dress, $106 at Lulus

I own this, and it’s exactly as stunning as it looks online. (Also, the plunging neckline is tight enough that you won’t have to worry about nip slips.)

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

2. Whimsical Wildflower Shift Dress, $79 at ModCloth

Fit for the ’60s—or, you know, the 2010s.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

3. Monki Floral Print Dress, $34 at ASOS

A not-so-obvious floral for the not-so-floral-obsessed shopper.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

4. House of Hackney Dress, $48 at & Other Stories

A low-key way to make spring’s patchwork trend happen.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

5. Print Dress, $69.90 at Zara

A pink floral that doesn’t feel overwhelmingly feminine.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

6. Apple Satin Bias Slip Dress, $75 at Topshop

Even spring’s slip dress trend is getting the floral treatment.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

7. Sherbert Lace Midi Dress, $188 at Anthropologie

Because florals can manifest as textures, too.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

8. Moss Copenhagen Midi Smock Dress, $48.50 at ASOS

OK. I need this.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

9. Posies Mini Dress, $128 at Free People

The perfect floral dress for date night. Or any night, really.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

10. Bella Smocked Slip, $88 at Free People

All-over smocked dresses are always a good idea.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

11. My Name Is Rose Maxi Dress, $490 at Free People

Lace, florals and chiffon—oh my.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

12. Reclaimed Vintage Puff-Sleeve Dress, $61 at ASOS

Simultaneously vintage and contemporary.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

13. Valley of Lillies Maxi Dress, $228 at Free People

A maxi so comfy you might just want to live in it.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

14. Limited Edition Draped Print Dress, $89.90 at Zara

I’ll take a dainty floral with a side of serious ruching, please.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

15. Essentiel Antwerp Slogger Floral Dress, $362 at ASOS

This dress just wants to render you a walking work of art.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

16. Mabel Floral Smocked Mini Dress, $39.99 at Urban Outfitters

Just enough smocked detailing to keep this piece on-trend.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

17. Jessa Lace Mini Dress, $250 at Free People

Who said florals can’t be monochromatic?

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

18. I Am Lola Embroidered Maxi Dress, $480 at Free People

A maxi that’ll take you from the beach to fancy oceanfront dinner.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

19. Hallie Floral Puff-Sleeve Mini Dress, $69 at Urban Outfitters

All kinds of cute.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

20. Whistle Ditsy Floral Tiered Dress, $252 at ASOS

The more floral ruffles, the merrier.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

21. Este Sheer Organza Puff-Sleeve Midi Dress, $129 at Urban Outfitters

Organza is happening this season.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

22. Starlight Mini Dress, $250 at Free People

BRB, buying this and wearing it every day.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

23. Casablanca Slip, $88 at Free People

Because silk isn’t the only way to get your slip dress on.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

24. Shoshanna Comtois Dress, $395 at Anthropologie

A floral dress fit for the lover of all-black-everything.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

25. Glamorous Bloom Cold Shoulder Swing Dress, $21 at ASOS

Color, color and more color.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

26. Joanne Dress, $595 at Free People

An off-the-shoulder maxi you don’t have to wear off your shoulders.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

27. Floral Printed Skater Dress, $89 at & Other Stories

Bring on the mini dresses.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

28. Lacey Dress, $319 at Anthropologie

Doesn’t this dress leave you feeling like warm spring days are right around the corner?

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

29. Yumi Kim Wild Rose Maxi Dress, $268 at Anthropologie

Comfy (and versatile) enough to wear anywhere.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

30. Midi Tea Dress, $56 at ASOS

Perfect for work.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

31. Mix It Up Tunic, $128 at Free People

Just enough flowers to qualify as floral—while still offering an understated take on the movement.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

32. Floral Print Dress, $69.90 at Zara

Maxi dresses are always a good idea.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

33. ML Monique Lhuillier Eva Lace Dress, $495 at Anthropologie

The perfect floral dress for all the semiformal events on your calendar.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

34. Wrap Midi Dress, $119 at & Other Stories

Brown, burgundy and royal blue are a super surprising match made in heaven.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

35. Floral Oaxaca Mini Dress, $249.95 at Free People

Floral doesn’t have to mean all-over floral.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

36. Floral Print Wrap Midi Dress, $59 at & Other Stories

& Other Stories always has this delicate floral on offer—and I can’t get enough.

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37. Daisy Street Midaxi Smock Dress, $32 at ASOS

A floral dress that feels distinctly Scandinavian.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

38. Milk It Vintage Square-Neck Dress, $29 at ASOS

Funky AF—but I’m into it.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

39. PrettyLittleThing Button-Down Maxi Shirtdress, $48 at ASOS

A maxi shirtdress that’ll take you from season to season.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

40. Floral Duster Caftan, $198 at Anthropologie

It’s officially caftan season.

STYLECASTER | 42 Floral Dresses to Shop, Because It's Spring, Damnit

41. Moon River Off-the-Shoulder Mini Dress, $111 at ASOS

A sophisticated take on the ever-trendy tropical print.

 

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A version of this story was originally published in May 2017.

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