Prairie dresses, which are long flowy dresses in solid colors, or with softer floral prints, have become popular (via Parade). It’s a part of the “cottagecore” trend that emphasizes romantic dresses in lightweight fabrics (via Refinery29). Speaking of lightweight fabrics, linen dresses are especially great for the summer, per Today. Today also recommends shirt-dresses in bright colors, which can easily be dressed up or down.
Silk and satin slip dresses are also having a major moment right now, per Harper Bazaar. According to Harper Bazaar, the slip dress is figure-flattering because of the 1930s-style bias-cut fabric that drapes over your curves. Slip dresses can be worn by themselves, or paired with a blazer or cardigan. Town and Country recommends wearing a knit crewneck t-shirt underneath a slip dress for a more casual daytime look. Slip dresses in summer colors like mandarin orange, ivory, or fuchsia are especially trendy, per Harper Bazaar.
StyleBlueprint reports that tiered dresses are the most popular dress style for the summer. This style of dress has an A-line cut that complements all body shapes and sizes, and can be worn during the day or night. For a more fitted take, smocked dresses are a flattering and comfortable option that give major “Bridgerton” vibes (via Refinery29). Smocked dresses are gathered and fitted in the torso region, per Byrdie.