The Best Summer Dresses to Wear Right Now

August 6, 2020

The best summer dresses all have the same things in common: they’re easy, effortless and have that chic, do-it-all vibe. Whether you’re working from home juggling a ton of Zoom meetings, or headed out for a socially distanced rendezvous with friends, comfort and versatility are key—now more than ever before.

Since there are so many summer dress options on the rise right now, we’re doing a deep-dive into some of our favorite trends we’ve been seeing so far. Whether it’s a maxi, mini or midi that you’re looking to rent, there’s definitely a summer dress for you here. Just add your favorite pair of sunnies and this year’s #1 accessory, the face mask, and you’re good to go.

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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

Your summer plans may look a little different this year, but whether you’re hanging out on your porch or creating your own backyard oasis, this summer dress pattern will make you feel like you’re on vacation. Style any one of these palm- and floral-emblazoned dresses with a whimsical straw bag and tortoise shell accessories for the ultimate staycation look.

Tie-Dye Mania

If you’re anything like us, then your Instagram feed has been flooded with tie-dye all summer long. The colorful swirls have definitely made a comeback in the last couple of months and we couldn’t be happier about it. 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.