Summer and hippie girl dresses go together like a cheeseburger and fries, but you want to be careful not to look too much like an extra from Hair, and that can be easily accomplished. Just look for dress shapes that are relatively clean-lined, and keep your accessories sharp. I like that this cute pink number is essentially a shirtdress, but with interesting—but not too interesting—sleeves.
Such a feminine and flattering shape.
This dress is from Matta, which is a good resource for chic hippie girl garb (and they’ve got a store near my apartment and also in Sag Harbor, so I find them very nearly unavoidable). It’s a more traditional hippie girl shape than most of what’s here, but the subtle color palette keeps it sophisticated.
This is longer than I typically go, but it looks so flowy and comfortable.
Likewise, this J Crew dress is pretty maxi, which I don’t always think is flattering, but the fact that it’s fitted up top makes it work.
Just a cute sundress with a touch of matchy-clashiness at the hem.
This is rather low-cut so probably not best for busty gals, but I think it is quite graceful.
The contrast of embroidery and a floral print on this Free People dress appeals.