As we welcome the arrival of spring, we not only witness the beauty of new blooms and growth but also prepare to embrace the changing of seasons by transitioning our wardrobes.
The heavy coats and boots are replaced with light jackets, sandals, and Spring dresses. The bright colors and fun floral patterns emerge in our clothing choices as it lifts my mood. What about you?
I look forward to slipping on an easy dress in the warmer weather. I have been keeping a lookout for the hot new dress styles and we have them all for you here. No matter what type of style you like from Coastal Grandmother to the most trendy styles, you will find them here.
Whether you’re looking for a casual daytime dress, maxi dress or something more formal for a special occasion, these 2023 Spring and Summer dress trends are sure to inspire your wardrobe this season.
What Are The New Trends This Season?
I’ve been taking a look at the latest spring fashion trends from fashion editors and New York fashion week to get an idea of what’s hot for the summer and spring season. All of them are here for you today.
Unique Touches To Classic Styles
The 2023 Spring and Summer dress trends are all about adding fresh and unique touches to classic styles. Flexible Fabrics are a popular trend, featuring subtle details such as tucking, gathering, crimping, or ruching.
Statement Sleeves are also a must-have trend, with oversized puff sleeves or billowy lantern sleeves adding a touch of drama and romance to dresses. Statement bows are big as well.
Bold & Pastel Colors
Pastel and bold Colors are a timeless trend for Spring and Summer, and this year, they’re back in full force. Think soft shades of lavender, pale pink, baby blue, and mint green. These colors are perfect for bringing a fresh and airy feel to any dress. Ideal for any pool party or special event.
Cut-Out Details are a flirty and playful trend for dresses this season, adding a touch of intrigue without revealing too much. Midi-Length Dresses are another classic trend that’s making a comeback, hitting just below the knee and perfect for any occasion.
Floral Prints are always popular with delicate or bold blooms (coastal grandmother) adding a touch of femininity to dresses. Finally, Sheer Fabrics add a hint of sophistication and romance to any dress, with sheer overlays or peek-a-boo details.
Regardless of whether you have a pear-shaped, hourglass, rectangle, or inverted triangle body type, there are dresses that will look absolutely fabulous on you.
See all of the fifty five dress options that cater to your body type, style preferences, and the occasion you’re dressing for. Shop all the dresses below with convienent affiliate links.
Spring-Summer Dress Edit- Casual To Formal
Vacation Style Dresses
The blouson sleeves with cinched cuffs is comfortable with the breathable semi-sheer fabric.
Choose shirt dresses for vacation because you can dress them up or down. Look for comfortable styles made of lightweight, wrinkle-resistant fabrics like cotton or rayon.
When it comes to packing for vacay, get dresses that are comfy and versatile. Think about a cozy t-shirt dress and comfy sandals. I always like to pack a simple black maxi-dress in a wrinkle-resistant fabric.
People choose wrap dresses as a classic vacation staple because they offer comfort, flattery, and versatility. Look for the wrap design styles in lightweight fabrics like cotton or silk that won’t take up too much room in your suitcase.
You can easily throw on sundresses for vacation and wear them for various activities, from sightseeing to beach days. Look for styles in bright colors or fun prints to add some vacation vibes to your wardrobe.
Floral Spring Dresses
Seafolly Palm Springs Dress. With attention to exceptional fits in bold prints, mixed patterns, and contrasting textures is gorgeous.
Patterns, such as floral designs or polka dots, can also help to create an illusion of a slimmer figure. This is because the eyes can be drawn away from the areas we might be less confident about, and towards the pattern and design.
Long Sleeve Dresses
Long sleeve dresses work well during the spring and summer for cooler nights. Sleeves are a great option for protecting the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays as well. When choosing a sun-protective dress, look for lightweight material that is labeled with a UPF rating or that specifically state that they provide sun protection.
Since I live in the PNW, long sleeve Spring-Summer dresses are a must as the nights can get cool. Below are some of our favorite dresses.
WHAT IS A BODYCON DRESS?
A bodycon is not really a “new look” but more of a new description of a “body-conscious” or “body-confidence” Show off the curves, lady!
The Bodycon style is a popular style of dress characterized by its figure-hugging fabric and seductive style designed to show off a woman’s curves.
Now more than ever, this dress style is hot in the fashion community, and it looks like it’s going to stay that way for a while.
Bodycon dresses can be flattering on many body types when worn correctly. Remember to choose the right style of bodycon dress for your shape. There are so many styles of bodycon dresses to choose from, so choose the right style that flatters your figure.
If you have a curvy figure, try a midi length v neck bandage dress that will hug your curves in all the right places. If you are petite, try a bodycon mini dress which will give the illusion of longer legs.
Don’t forget to pair your bodycon dress with the right shoes and accessories. Bodycon dresses look great, with high heels and a statement necklace.
Bodycon Style Dress
X REVOLVE Diana Gown in Orchid Pink These bodycon dress styles are meant to be tight, so if it’s too lose it will look frumpy. The most popular dresses are on solid color. Make sure you choose the right shade and slimmer dark colors work better for fuller figure.
Finish the Look:
The Wedding Guest Dress
I’m going to a bunch of weddings this Spring and Summer. Formal events like weddings are the perfect time to rock your pretty midi dresses or your favorite fancy dress. For a semi-formal wedding, a cocktail dress or dressy separates are appropriate. A knee-length dress or skirt is also a good option.
For a formal or black-tie wedding, a long gown or a cocktail dress is appropriate. Avoid anything too short or revealing. Opt for elegant styles and fabrics.
Everyone Needs A Sundress
For the warm summer months, there are many types of dresses that can keep you cool and stylish. The two most popular dresses for the summer are sundresses and maxi dresses. The key is in the breathable fabric for the warmer weather.
Sundresses are a classic summer staple. Look for lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen in bright colors or prints. A sundress pairs well with wedges for a dressier look or sandals for a more casual vibe. Sundresses always pair well with a denim jacket.
Maxi dresses are long, flowy dresses that are comfortable and stylish. Look for styles made of lightweight fabrics like cotton or chiffon. They’re perfect for summer nights and you can jazz them up with jewelry and heels.
The Perfect Sundress
Every woman needs a fabulous sundress in her wardrobe! Not only are they incredibly versatile, but they’re also the perfect way to show off those sunkissed shoulders and toned legs.
From flowy maxi dresses to cute mini dresses, there’s something for everyone. And let’s be real, on those hot summer days, nothing beats the breezy feeling of a good sundress.
The Formal Dress
X REVOLVE V Neck Rectangle Gown Norma Kamali
Formal dresses are often in classic colors like black, navy, or red or metallic or jewel-tone colors can add glamour and sophistication to a formal dress look..
You can’t go wrong with a little black dress.
The Formal Dress
Choosing the perfect formal long dress can be both exciting and daunting! To make sure you’re looking your best, you’ll want to consider a few things. First off, the occasion and dress code are essential factors to bear in mind. You don’t want to show up in something too casual or over-the-top! Secondly, your body type should play a role in your decision-making process.
An A-line or empire waist dress is always a great option as it flatters most figures. When it comes to color and fabric, don’t be afraid to have some fun! Solid colors like black or navy are timeless, but if you want to stand out, why not go for something bold like a deep burgundy or emerald green?
And finally, the most important thing is to find a dress that feels comfortable and fits you perfectly. You’ll want to dance the night away without any wardrobe malfunctions!
Accessories: Accessories can elevate a formal dress look and add some sparkle and shine. Consider adding statement jewelry like chandelier earrings or a bold bracelet, and don’t forget a clutch or small handbag to hold your essentials.
The Best Sandals For Dresses
When it comes to footwear, stilettos are often known for their ability to induce foot soreness, which can be a nuisance for wearers. In contrast, block heels are designed to offer lasting comfort.
Their broad platforms are effective at distributing weight evenly, reducing muscle strain and absorbing shock, making them a popular choice for parties and events. If you’re on the lookout for a new pair of block heels to update your wardrobe, see below.