There are three spring dress trends that we’re getting fully behind: A fresh spin on the LBD, broderie anglaise (i.e., sick eyelet), and floral that’s not prissy. Here, where to find the best ones–plus how to wear them all season long.
There’s nothing about this asymmetrical, lace inset dress from Sacai that screams preciousness: In fact, this season’s iterations are infinitely cooler than their predecessors.
Florals can skew stuffy, so opt for a graphic take on the classic–i.e., a pattern that explodes off the fabric.
In casual shapes and low-key fabrications, the new LBD is capable of taking you from day to night with just a shoe change.
Tone the sweetness down a bit by adding tougher elements like leather, studs, or metallics.
- MAUD HELINE aziristik short sleeve dress goop, $395Shop now
AFALA DRESS Theory, $345Shop now
- ANN TAYLOR SLEEVELESS
EYELET SHIRTDRESS Ann Taylor, $139Shop now
- JONATHAN SAUNDERS
SUNGLASSES goop, $340Shop now
- PIERRE HARDY JANE
CLASSIC HANDBAG goop, $2,195Shop now
- ASOS DELAWARE
SNEAKER ASOS, $45Shop now
Floral can be a lot on its own, so keep the rest of the outfit simple: dainty jewels, neutral accessories, and little else.
- MARNI FLORAL
PRINT WRAP DRESS Matches Fashion, $2,090Shop now
- TORY BURCH
ISSY DRESS Tory Burch, $275Shop now
- PETER PILOTTO
CREPE DRESS Matches Fashion, $1,426Shop now
- DRAPER JAMES
CHARM NECKLACE Draper James, $98Shop now
- BOP BASICS
RAFFIA BRAID CLUTCH Shopbop, $100Shop now
- TOPSHOP PLATFORM
ESPADRILLE Topshop, $90Shop now
Little Black Dress
An LBD’s beauty is in its simplicity, so use restraint, i.e., add textures rather than flash.
- ZIMMERMAN NIGHTMARCH
MOTIF COTTON DRESS Matches Fashion, $530Shop now
- MANGO FLUTED HEM DRESS Mango, $60Shop now
- ZARA DRESS WITH
RUFFLED SLEEVES Zara, $59.90Shop now
- TOPSHOP SEMI PRECIOUS
BAR BANGLE Topshop, $22Shop now
- 3.1 PHILLIP LIM SOLEIL
LARGE BUCKET BAG goop, $1,050Shop now
- MADEWELL BOOTIE
IN BROWN LEATHER Madewell, $178Shop now