The Best Spring Dresses to Buy Right Now

(Image: Paradise and Back Striped Maxi Dress from Free People)

Mixing prints with clashing patterns makes for a new print mashup look this spring, while slip dresses return for another round of sizzling fashion. Tie-dyes, puffy sleeves, crochets, polka dots and animal prints that are so favored this season can also be found in a multitude brands. Shirtdresses are trending big, but these are not your mother’s shirtdresses. Some designers are taking their shirtdresses to extreme lengths and big silhouettes for a surprising retake on a tried-and-true wardrobe staple. Some designers are going with a stricter interpretation of the shirtdress that can be worn to the office with confidence. Keep reading for more of the best spring dresses to buy right now.

PRINT MASH-UP

Patterns mixed with prints are creating unique style and making huge statements. Print clashing is the ultimate power look this season.

Equestrian Scarf Pinafore Dress$95, Topshop

This midi pinafore dress in a khaki and blush equestrian scarf print will be sure to turn heads this season.

SHIRTDRESSES

What could be a more perfect staple for any woman’s wardrobe than a shirtdress? Tory Burch showcased a striped collared dress while Sies Marjan favored a crisp white look. Other designers including Escada featured the design in a range of prints and colors. A shirt dress looks beautiful goes from day to night and will be a great spring staple.

Ray Satin Long Line Shirt Dress, $200, REISS

YELLOW

Move over, millennial pink and lavender. Sunny-side-up yellow is the color brightening Spring ’19 and chasing away the winter season. The cheerful color showed up during New York Fashion Week in the fanciful tiered dresses of Rodarte. Other designers using egg yolk yellow are Jonathan Escada, Simkhai and Tibi.

Block Color Slip Dress, $50Zara

A slip dress with spaghetti straps is enhanced by side slits.

PUFFY SLEEVES

Flash back to the ‘80s with a unique detail that totally works for Spring 2019. The first Kate Spade collection by designer Nicola Glass features a floral dress with puffy sleeves.

Asos Design Puff Sleeve Dress, $56ASOS

This button up maxi dress in seersucker can seriously inspire your daytime hours.

LITTLE WHITE DRESS

Designers are interpreting the perfect white summer dress in fabrics that range from lace to sheerest cotton and details that differ from ruffles to sleeves. Check out Kate Spade, Rebecca Taylor, Ulla Johnson, and 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Be-All Trend-All Backless Ivory Midi Dress, $43, Lulus

TIE DYE

Designers are getting their groove on with this funky, colorful print. Rhode Resort belted a bright tie-dyed cotton midi dress that can be found on Net-a-Porter.

Lea Belted Tie-Dyed Cotton Midi Dress, $440, Net-a-Porter

A tie belt beautifully cinches this loosely fitted dress.

Linda Parham
Linda Parham

Linda Parham is a journalist and writer who enjoys creating entertaining blogs. She started out as a newspaper reporter before moving on to editing magazines and newsletters. Linda specializes in writing about beauty, health, fitness, business and politics.

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