The best summer dresses all have the same things in common: they’re easy, effortless and have that chic, do-it-all vibe. As temps continue to rise, so does our appetite for the perfect warm-weather wardrobe, and a no-pants-required look leads to the dress.

On the sweatiest of summer days, comfort and versatility are key, but there’s a whole lot of dress out there, so we’ve done a deep-dive into some of our favorite trends to put on your radar.

Whether it’s a maxi, mini or midi that you’re looking to rent, there should be something to quench your sartorial palate. Just add your favorite pair of sunnies and you’re good to go.

Summer Whites

Is there anything more synonymous with the season than a chic, white summer dress? After all, the crisp hue allows for a timeless look that could rival even your favorite little black dress. No matter how you choose to style it (we’re currently experimenting with cutouts and luxe embroidery), you’re bound to look ready for anything the warm weather brings.

Floaty & Femminine

For a lesson in effortless summer style, look no further than this breezy dress trend. These one-and-done styles are equal parts sweet and sophisticated, which we love on busy workdays. To try this trend, be on the lookout for romantic volume, floating silhouettes, and delicate ruching. 

Tropical Motifs

Summer 2021 post-pandemic mood = living in a perpetual vacation, and this print will make you feel that way. Style any one of these palm- and floral-emblazoned dresses with a whimsical straw bag and tortoise shell accessories for the ultimate getaway look.

Tie-Dye Mania

If you’re anything like us, then your Instagram feed is still flooded with tie-dye. A number of noteworthy designers, including Sea New York and LoveShackFancy, have reimagined the nostalgic print in a modern, elevated way–making it perfect for everyday or a fancy dinner al fresco.

Statement Sleeves

Bursting with whimsical charm, puff sleeves are our favorite way to add a little personality to a summer dress. A modern nod to the statement shoulders of the 80’s, the voluminous power sleeve has been seen on every major runway for the past few seasons. Puff-sleeve dresses are best paired with ultra-feminine details, such as ruffles, florals, and crochet trims.