With summer just around the corner, dresses are on my mind. Once the temps hit above 75, there is nothing more blissful than taking a break from my usual wardrobe components and instead, allowing a single item of clothing speak to my entire look. Easy, effortless, and reliable for work, the weekend, vacation, and a myriad of summer occasions, dresses are basically all I want to live in come June, July, and August.
Luckily, there are plenty of fresh styles to get excited about this upcoming warm-weather season. Determined to add some of-the-moment styles to my wardrobe, I did a dress deep dive—and scoured everything from the spring/summer 2023 runways to what’s trending on Instagram, as well get plenty of notes from my fellow editors—to see what specific dress styles has the fashion-girl stamp of approval this summer.
If you too are looking for a summer dress update, below, I’m sharing 10 noteworthy dresses to invest in this year as well as the dress styles I’ll be retiring (for now). From the freshest take on floral dresses to sheer fabrics and strapless silhouettes, these dresses below are sure to get you excited for summer.