There's no easier warm-weather outfit than a summer dress. At once comfortable, stylish, and cool, these pieces are the backbone of every summer capsule. Wear them with sneakers, sandals, boots, and more—the options are endless—for every occasion.
This season, we’re finding our favorite frocks at luxe retailers like Mytheresa in a multitude of styles, patterns, and colors. The only question is, which ones are actually worth the investment? Luckily, our editors have rounded up the best pieces for the season, from ankle-grazing white dresses to eclectic bohemian pieces. Ahead, see the chicest dresses to step out in this summer.
Bohemian dresses never go out of style. The bright and playful prints bring an element of fun, casual glamor to every warm-weather wardrobe. Eccentric paisley and pops of color capture the essence of the season and these free-flowing silhouettes will undoubtedly become your go-to pieces for day-to-night wear. Look to designers like Zimmermann, Johanna Ortiz, and Alexis for a masterful approach to boho style.
Romantic Summer Dresses
Romantic and dreamy styles bring a sense of nostalgia to this enduring summer trend. Exaggerated sleeves and flouncing silhouettes make romantic summer dresses one the most feminine aesthetics to incorporate into your closet. The juxtaposition between the cinched waists and dramatic skirts instantly elevate your summer look and pair beautifully with statement accessories like belts and sandals. Our editors' favorites are from designers like Simona Rocha, Aje, Ana October, and Cecile Bahnsen.
Flirty Mini Dresses
A classic staple in everyone’s summer collection, flirty mini dresses are a playful way to bring some fun into your summer wardrobe. The subtle sensual nature of these pieces make them perfect to dress up or down for all of the season’s occasions. Pair with your favorite white sneakers for a casual daytime outfit or add a sleek, strappy heel for the ideal going-out ensemble.
White Summer Dresses
Finding the perfect white dress can be daunting for even the most experienced shopping experts. The effortless style and perennial color are perfect for deflecting the hotter temperatures, which means you’ll never need to sacrifice style for comfort. Team these simple yet elegant pieces with a casual flat sandal or opt for a sporty-inspired look with a pair of white sneakers.
Beach Resort Dresses
Obtaining the effervescent beach aesthetic is key when putting together the ideal summer outfit—especially when you have a vacation coming up. The embroidered details and free-flowing fabric of these staples will allow you to capture the essence of summer in one look. Take styling cues from classic resort wear by pairing these goddess-like dresses with a large straw hat and leather slides. Whether you’re headed to the beach or the city streets, these options are sure to get you there in style.
Statement Sleeve Dresses
Go bold with these over-the-top statement sleeve dresses. This new take on the traditional summer dress is perfect for those who are looking to add a bit of style and functionality to their wardrobe. It’s easy to protect your shoulders from harsh summer rays with these sleeved pieces while still maintaining an effortlessly chic look. Trade-in your slinky, strappy summer looks and pair these pretty puff-sleeve dresses with simple ballet flats and a fun mini bag for a charming, of-the-moment summer update.
Floral Summer Dresses
It’s been said before and it will be said again: florals for spring? While not exactly groundbreaking, they’re a seasonal staple nonetheless. These flirty flowery pieces are the perfect addition to bring a fresh perspective to your spring and summer rotation—not to mention an element of romance and fantasy. Pair these pretty florals with a simple heeled sandal and wrap a light cardigan around your shoulders for an everyday look that will carry you through the season—and then some.
Knit Summer Dresses
Knit pieces are no longer relegated to the cool winter months. With a fine construction and lighter materials, they're quickly becoming one of the most sought-after looks for spring and beyond. The perfect trans-seasonal addition to any wardrobe, these sophisticated dresses can be easily worn throughout the summer and seamlessly transition into fall.