Summer is officially here, ushering in 80 degrees and sweltering temps that call for dining alfresco with an Aperol spritz in hand—and this picture just wouldn’t be complete without a pretty summer dress. Poised to stock up on warm weather–appropriate attire for the season, we culled through the new arrivals sections of some of our favorite retailers to bring you an edit of summer dresses so pretty your friends will be begging to borrow them.
Among the contenders? A swoon-worthy puff-sleeve dress boasting a soft floral print, a tie-top shoulder strap dress in the It pattern of summer, and a dreamy metallic dress that’s not your average wedding guest look. Keep scrolling to see all the dresses that made the cut—and prepare to edit your summer wardrobe accordingly. (A word to the wise: Add your favorites to cart before they’re gone. We have a feeling these dresses won’t be around for long.)
Puff sleeves + soft florals = the dreamiest summer dress.
Instant vacation vibes.
The prettiest LWD we ever did see.
Fruit patterns are having a moment.
Not your average gingham.
Found: The perfect summer shirtdress.
Zebra is poised to be the It print of the summer.
A compelling case for ditching the micro-floral trend.
Who can resist a ruffled hem?
Ideal for a hot date night.
Wedding season is upon us.
Another pretty puff-sleeve dress for your consideration.
For 9-to-5 and beyond.
A breezy linen number for your next getaway.
Style this smock dress with grandma heels.
Floral print? Check. Puff sleeves? Check. Ruching? Check.
This dress was practically made for your next evening event.