101 Summer Dresses So Cute You’ll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

Lindsey Lanquist
101 Summer Dresses So Cute You’ll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day
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As far as we’re concerned, it’s never too early to start shopping summer dresses. Sure, the downers among us will remind us that summer doesn’t officially strike until the summer solstice (which won’t be here until June 21). But when the temperatures are this hot, the sun is this shiny and the days are this long, who really needs technicality, anyway? We’re manifesting summer in every way we can, which, of course, means whipping out our favorite summer pieces—and stocking up on a handful of new ones, too.

We’ve been eyeing all the chic summer dresses on offer since retailers started listing spring wares on sale in mid-April. (We get that this timeline is a little wonky. Spring only officially started at the end of March—how could spring dresses already be on sale weeks later?! But Retailer Spring kicked off in February, meaning it’s coming to a close now. A bummer, we know, but that means Retailer Summer is starting to rev up—which is a beautiful, beautiful thing for us all.) We cherished the pastels, ginghams and florals that came our way in March and April—almost as much as we cherished the opportunities to score them at discounts shortly thereafter.

But we’d be lying if we said we were anything but ready to move on to the next phase of warm weather—and warm-weather fashion. We want to up the vibrance of our palettes, shorten the hemlines of our skirts and embrace even lighter-weight fabrics. Like we said, we’re manifesting summer in every way we can. And hell yes that means stocking up on every summer dress that catches our eye.

STYLECASTER | 101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

1. Greta Tiered Ruffle Mock-Neck Maxi Dress, $79 at Urban Outfitters

A maxi that’s structured enough to take you to the office—and low-key enough to take you to the park afterward.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

2. Lula Henley Midi Dress, $60 at Free People

A more form-fitting take on the classic T-shirt dress.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

3. Donatella Crinkle Tiered Ruffle Wrap Dress, $89 at Urban Outfitters

Because gingham isn’t (and shouldn’t be) exclusively reserved for spring.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

4. Summer of Love Kimono, $398 at Free People

Of course, 2019’s tie-dye trend is extending well into summer.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

5. Knit Tie-Dye Dress, $69.90 at Zara

This dress looks so comfy we’re tempted to live in it.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

6. Striped Textured Weave Dress, $39.90 at Zara

Sure to play well with all your favorite statement jewelry.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

7. Selita Dress, $398 at Free People

This little number just jumped to the top of our wedding guest dress wishlist.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

8. Out from Under Daily Muse Floral Mesh Slip Dress, $34 at Urban Outfitters

Not your average floral dress.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

9. Premium Slip Dress, $39.90 at Zara

The endlessly trendy slip dress, rendered in a summer-friendly palette.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

10. Tied Polka Dot Dress, $49.90 at Zara

A mod polka dot dress, made for 2019.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

11. Walk This Way Midi Dress, $78 at Free People

The cutouts on this midi add just enough subtle sex appeal to make it a date night favorite.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

12. Tila Dress, $775 at Free People

This dress costs a small fortune, but it’s so wedding guest-perfect it’s basically an investment piece.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

13. Tie-Dye Dress, $29.90 at Zara

An edgier take on the tie-dye trend.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

14. Zoe Abstract Print Tie-Back Midi Dress, $89 at Urban Outfitters

The kind of thing you hope to dig out of a dusty thrift shop bin.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

15. Ribbed Dress with Buttons, $19.90 at Zara

Sophisticated enough for work—sleek enough for cocktail hour.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

16. Only Everything Midi Dress, $495 at Free People

Who knew a floral dress could skew this sexy?

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

17. Button-Through Rib Mini Dress, $35 at ASOS

A perfect go-to for basically any summer activity imaginable.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

18. Perseverance London Elysian Day Wrap Maxi Dress, $545 at Urban Outfitters

Fit for weddings, summer parties and date nights, alike.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

19. Dress with Pockets and Slits, $39.90 at Zara

Couldn’t your work wardrobe use a little saturation?

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

20. Slip Dress, $49.90 at Zara

The vibrant slip dress promises to pervade this summer—and we’re very, very here for it.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

21. Sacred Hawk Sheer Oversized Midi Dress, $79 at ASOS

Because sheer textiles are having a moment—and this summer-friendly shade is too cute to pass up.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

22. Stradivarius Tie-Dye Slip Cami Dress, $50.50 at ASOS

A slip dress that feels anything but average.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

23. Fiesta Floral Dress, $119.95 at Free People

Nod to the ’60s—while staying cozy AF.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

24. Cactus Rose Tie-Back Slip Dress, $69 at Urban Outfitters

A delightfully textured, party-worthy piece.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

25. Palm Print Bowler Dress, $95 at Topshop

Just the thing your work wardrobe needs.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

26. C/Meo Collective So Settled Slip Dress, $222 at ASOS

Because of course animal prints can work in the summertime.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

27. Just Female Hilda Orange Print Midi Dress, $175 at Urban Outfitters

Fruit prints trickled into the zeitgeist last summer, and they’re still going strong this year, too.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

28. Long Dress, $728 at Free People

For the shopper who can’t bear the thought of bidding adieus to knits just yet.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

29. What I Want Mini, $78 at Free People

Simple, but veritably head-turning just the same.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

30. Mini Tie-Dye Hoodie Sweat Dress, $51 at ASOS

The phrase “tie-dye hoodie sweat dress” sounds so wrong—but it’s clearly so, so right.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

31. Picnic in the Park Crinkle Tie-Front Midi Dress, $69 at Urban Outfitters

The tie-front top isn’t going anywhere this summer.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

32. Mad Maxi Slip Dress, $248 at Free People

A maxi comfy enough to live in—and verastile enough to wear anywhere.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

33. Johnson Tie-Back Mini Tank Dress, $49 at Urban Outfitters

Worthy of the ’90s—and now.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

34. Under the Moon Light Patchwork Maxi Dress, $168 at Free People

A stunning piece to add to your wedding guest rotation.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

35. WRAY Claire Sheer Ruffle Midi Dress, $395 at Urban Outfitters

This season’s sheer clothing trend is all kinds of dreamy.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

36. Colluson Floral Cami Dress, $32 at ASOS

The slip dress met the floral sundress—and it was a match made in sartorial heaven.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

37. Beach Day Maxi Dress, $98 at Free People

A touch of tie-dye—fit for the fan of subtlety.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

38. Fringed Dress, $29.90 at Zara

A summer dress crafted for the fan of all-black-everything.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

39. My Long Time Love Maxi Dress, $118 at Free People

Another go-to for every wedding on your calendar—and every party, dinner and date night, too.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

40. Boutique Zebra Tiered Silk Dress, $320 at Topshop

Zebra is an endlessly underrated animal print, and this dress is basically a blank canvas for seriously maximalist accessorizing.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

41. Motel Maxine Flocked Animal Print Midi Slip Dress, $74 at Urban Outfitters

An aughts-inspired piece that feels more than reasonable in 2019.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

42. Roeqiya Garden Princess Caftan, $138 at Anthropologie

Because everyone’s better off with at least one caftan in their closet.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

43. Buttoned Oversized Shirtdress, $29.90 at Zara

A summer dress that’s as fashion-forward as it is office-appropriate.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

44. Belted Tie-Dye Dress, $49.90 at Zara

A veritably chic take on tie-dye.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

45. Rita Row Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress, $199 at Urban Outfitters

Not your average off-the-shoulder summer dress.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

46. Lioness Love Lane Strapless Ruched Mini Dress, $79 at Urban Outfitters

Ruching is having a moment—and this chic AF dress explains why.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

47. Gretta Dress, $435 at Free People

A puff-sleeve sundress that defies puff-sleeve sundress expectations.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

48. C/Meo Collective Elate Long-Sleeve Mini Dress, $237 at ASOS

A mini that’ll look as good at brunch as it will at your next BBQ.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

49. Jordan Ribbed One-Shoulder Mini Dress, $29 at Urban Outfitters

Because you need something to wear out.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

50. Uma Eyelet Ruffle Maxi Dress, $129 at Urban Outfitters

A summer dress for the shopper who’s still clinging to spring.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

51. Pleated Dress, $59.90 at Zara

Hard to go wrong with a pink this pretty.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

52. Evonna Dress, $348 at Free People

An iteration of the near-endless snake print trend that feels genuinely fresh.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

53. Like It or Dot Polka-Dot Cut-Out Dress, $25 at Nasty Gal

A polka dot dress that could probably take you anywhere this summer.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

54. Stranger in Paradise Jacquard Dress, $541 at Free People

A jacquard beauty fit for weddings—and statement-making day-to-day wear.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

55. BDG Matilda Denim Button-Down Babydoll Midi Dress, $79 at Urban Outfitters

Denim dresses are always a good idea.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

56. Rodeo Mini Dress, $50 at Free People

A sleek addition to any night-out wardrobe.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

57. Cut-Out Knit Dress, $39.90 at Zara

A summer-friendly way to keep knits on the menu.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

58. Print Dress, $69.90 at Zara

Sure to turn heads—and make it past your office dress code.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

59. Coronado Maxi Dress, $98 at Free People

The only thing you’ll want to wear while running weekend errands from now on.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

60. Semi-Sheer Embroidered Tunic, $89.90 at Zara

Yet another stunning sheer summer dress—because like we said, they’re here to pervade our lives (and render them more delightful).

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

61. Glamorous Polka-Dot Midi Dress, $90 at Topshop

A classic, no matter the decade.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

62. Summer in Italy Off-the-Shoulder Mini Dress, $69 at Urban Outfitters

It’s hard to imagine new takes on the off-the-shoulder, puff-sleeve mini dress trend—and yet, here we are.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

63. Ava Polka-Dot Cowl-Neck Slip Dress, $69 at Urban Outfitters

A slip dress that feels more fun than straightforwardly sleek.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

64. Floral Print Dress, $29.90 at Zara

Flowy pieces are the chicest antidote to humidity.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

65. Anais Mixed Print Dress, $398 at Free People

Patchwork is happening—and this dress offers a slightly minimalist way into the trend.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

66. The Rosabel Maxi Dress, $279 at Free People

Get creative and find ways to wear this on the daily—we dare you.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

67. Carmen Linen One-Shoulder Ruffle Midi Dress, $49 at Urban Outfitters

A simple silhouette in a stunning shade.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

68. Long Printed Dress, $69.90 at Zara

Leave it to Zara to make paisley cool again.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

69. Andi Dress, $327 at Free People

A shift dress with just enough detail to keep things interesting.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

70. Natasha Limited Edition White Dress, $450 at Free People

A dress that’ll render you a beach goddess, even if you’re nowhere near the beach.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

71. Stealing Kisses Midi Dress, $108 at Free People

A very summer dress in a very fall palette in a very spring print. Is there anything this midi can’t do?

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

72. Margarete Mixed Print Asymmetrical Maxi Dress, $89 at Urban Outfitters

These solidly neutral takes on patchwork are giving us life.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

73. Contrasting Faux Suede Dress, $29.90 at Zara

Another workday favorite.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

74. Metallic Thread Printed Dress, $69.90 at Zara

Enough crochet detailing to keep things on-trend, without skewing too terribly beachy.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

75. Satin Frill Midi Dress, $30 at Nasty Gal

There are enough wedding-worthy dresses on offer to outfit an entire guest list.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

76. Stradivarius Tie-Dye Square-Neck Cami Dress, $50.50 at ASOS

Tie-dye, done the dip-dye way.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

77. Strange Magic Kimono, $345 at Free People

A dress that doubles as a truly magnificent cardigan.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

78. Salem Sheer Puff-Sleeve Maxi Dress, $99 at Urban Outfitters

The kind of thing Dorothy might wear if The Wizard of Oz were set in 2019.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

79. Basic Dress, $17.99 at Zara

Worth having in your closet.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

80. Your Type Mini Dress, $98 at Free People

A puff-sleeve mini dress that feels distinctly edgy.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

81. Urban Renewal Remnants Linen Tie-Shoulder Mini Dress, $49 at Urban Outfitters

Lightweight enough to withstand even the most humid of days.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

82. Do Tail Leopard Midi Dress, $30 at Nasty Gal

Because animal prints and slip dresses were practically begging to be combined.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

83. Camilla Shirtdress, $70 at Free People

All the versatility of a shirtdress, all the comfort of a T-shirt.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

84. Moonshine Midi Dress, $148 at Free People

A floral midi that feels just tropical enough.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

85. Sequin Dress, $69.90 at Zara

Of course, summer sequins are a thing.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

86. Pleated Floral Print Dress, $69.90 at Zara

Summer doesn’t mean bidding adieu to spring florals entirely.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

87. The East Order Jean Bow Mini Dress, $169 at Urban Outfitters

The bow-line straps are so cute we low-key can’t stop staring.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

88. Show Stopper Midi Dress, $128 at Free People

Straight out of the 2000s—and into your summer wardrobe.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

89. Wrinkled Dress, $49.90 at Zara

A shirtdress crafted for the iron-averse.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

90. Be-leaf in Yourself Floral Maxi Dress, $25 at Nasty Gal

All kinds of pretty.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

91. Lavish Alice Sequin Embellished Mini Dress, $151 at ASOS

What? You need something to wear to all those parties you’re invited to.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

92. Mixed Emotions Mini Dress, $148 at Free People

Fit for romantic beachside dinners—or romantic not-so-beachside dinners.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

93. Long Knit Sweater, $49.90 at Zara

Zara calls this a sweater, but it’s pretty clearly a dress to us.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

94. Sparkly Textured Knit Tunic, $39.90 at Zara

This year’s crochet trend is really just an excuse to sport the naked dresses celebs have worn on the red carpet for decades. Take advantage.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

95. Taylor Glitter-Strap Midi Dress, $89 at Urban Outfitters

Sparkles, asymmetrical necklines and high-cut slits really do go a long way.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

96. Austin Floral Print Angel-Sleeve Mini Dress, $68 at Topshop

A print that feels patchwork-inspired, without actually being quilted.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

97. Vintage Overdyed Jumper Dress, $49 at Urban Outfitters

People will think you stole this straight out of your mom’s closet—and don’t worry, we won’t share your secret.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

98. Warehouse Mixed Animal Print Midi Slip Dress, $89 at ASOS

Because two animal prints are definitely better than one.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

99. Avalon Linen Button-Front Mini Dress, $59 at Urban Outfitters

Cozy enough to sleep in.

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

100. Gathered Cape Dress, $69.90 at Zara

A no-fail silhouette, rendered in a no-fail color. Remind us why you don’t already own this one?

101 Summer Dresses So Cute You'll Be Tempted to Wear Them Every Day

101. Nouveau Mini Dress, $168 at Free People

High-neck ’60s-inspired minis are everywhere—and we couldn’t be more ready to stock up.

 

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