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I'm a Modest Dresser, and This Is the Dress Trend I'll Be Living In This Summer

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Am I the only one who imagines I'm frolicking through a field of flowers when I put on a loose and flowy dress? No, just me? Anyways, when the cottagecore trend took over last summer, as a modest dresser, I was relieved. While I think second-skin dresses look fantastic on fashion girls everywhere, there's something about a roomy dress that just gives a very ethereal feeling. The trend, filled with flowy frocks, has since become a fashion staple, especially in the spring and summer, with brands releasing varieties of breezy dresses with all sorts of patterns, colourways, and necklines.

I don't know about you, but I'll most certainly be living in these kinds of dresses all summer. Not only are they stylish, but they're also breathable and comforting for the hot summer days. Plus, when you have no energy to think of an outfit, a loose dress always works. Just pair with sandals and a cute bag and voila—you've got yourself a solid summer outfit on deck. If you're looking to add more dresses to your rotation this summer, look no further than the options below. Whether you like to keep it in the solid-coloured range or want to experiment with patterns, you'll find something to love in this mix.


Reformation Goleta Dress (£198)

This will sell out, so snag it on pre-order while you can.

H&M Balloon-Sleeved Dress (£25)

I love how the model paired this with sneakers.

Ciao Lucia Ischia Babydoll Mini Dress (£288)

This is on a few of our editors' wish lists.

Ganni Pleated Georgette Mini Dress ($175)

This would look great styled with chunky sneakers for a juxtaposition in your look.

Mango Lyocell 100% Ruffled Dress (£50)

Cottagecore perfection.


Zara Linen Midi Dress (£30)

Simple but necessary.

Max Mara Bairo Gathered Cotton-Poplin Shirt Dress (£590)

The most beautiful shade of pink.

&Daughter + Net Sustain Josephine Pinstriped Organic Cotton-Seersucker Dress (£525)

I love the puff sleeves.

Staud Benedetta Tiered Stretch-Mesh Maxi Dress (£350)

How beautiful is this shade of tangerine?


Mango Tie-Dye Print Dress (£50)

Tie-dye isn't going anywhere.

ASOS Design Trapeze Maxi Dress in Beige Gingham (£38)

Talk about a statement dress.

Zara Voluminous Poplin Dress (£30)

The perfect pop of colour.

Faithfull the Brand + Net Sustain Kiona Tie-Detailed Tiered Floral-Print Voile Midi Dress (£219)

This is giving me major retro vibes.

H&M H&M+ V-Neck Kaftan Dress (£25)

This has been one of my favorite H&M dresses for a long time.

Faithfull the Brand Alison Paisley-Print Linen Midi Dress (£310)

Anytime I see a dress in this hue, I think of Daphne Bridgerton.


Cecilie Bahnsen Holly Oversized Matelassé Satin Dress (£1245)

I dream about Cecilie Bahnsen's dresses often.

Tove Ceres Tie-Detailed Gathered Organic Cotton Dress (£475)

Everytime Tove releases this in a new colourway, I love it even more.

Jacquemus Amour Tie-Detailed Linen-Jacquard Gown (£1025)

Can someone get married in this, please?


Staud Guilia Short-Sleeved Cotton-Poplin Shirt Dress ($325)

This is ethereal.

H&M Crinkled Kaftan Dress (£30)

A summer staple if I ever saw one.

Faithfull the Brand + Net Sustain Kiona Tiered Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress (£190)

This would pair beautifully with strappy sandals and a baguette bag.

In the Style x Olivia Bowen Exclusive Smock Dress With Fluted Sleeves in White (£26)

If you're feeling brave, pair this with knee-high boots.

& Other Stories Voluminous Puff Sleeve Midi Dress (£135)

I love the puff sleeves.

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2021 fashion trends to know.

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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