2023 Summer Dress Trends You Need to Know, Now

With summer officially here, it’s time to shift out of our spring wardrobe and embrace the heat. True, your favorite satin slips and flowy floral numbers still stand, but if you’re looking to add a few new looks to this season’s repertoire, these are the dress trends to try out this summer. Keep reading to discover the best — from bold, bright pieces to European summer-worthy maxi dresses.

Bold Colors & Statement Prints

Summer is the season to go all out. Keep it unapologetically loud with a monochromatic grenadine pink look or sunny yellow maxi, and do (!) play up your prints. This striped midi is perfect for lunch or dinners at the beach — and we love the mod yet organic shapes on this colorful dress.

Unexpected Cut-Outs

They’re as practical as they are a style statement — the ultimate cool factor, if you will. At the top of our must-get list is this taupe cut-out maxi with an open front; it’s the dress you’ll want to wear every night out. 

If you love a print or prefer something more subdued, look for a dress with side cutouts like on this bodycon zebra midi. Turn around and your back is revealed — but no one would know until you leave the room.

Sweet Ruffles & Flowy Lengths

Think easy, breezy, boho. Ruffled details and long, flowy silhouettes are quintessential summer staples — making them as much a trend as they are a seasonal essential. Off to brunch? Wear this romantic floral maxi; it’s made for picnics in the park or sipping rosé in a garden. Planning to go to happy hour? The smocked cut-out detailing on the back of this blue dress will take you from drinks to dinner, no outfit change needed.

Pretty Puff Sleeves

Just as sweet: puffy silhouettes, ribbon details, and dresses that combine both. If you’re new to this look, stick to solid shades and try a tiered dress with puff shoulders or midi with cropped balloon sleeves — two timeless options you’re bound to wear well past this year. If you’re partial to patterns or are committed to the trend, dive into bolder silhouettes in unforgettable prints.

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