30 spring dresses that are as attractive as they are comfortable

vince dress

It’s cold and wet out today and spring still feels like it is ages off, but I’m in the mood to look at pretty, light dresses anyway because if I don’t show you the good ones when they turn up, they sell out. First up: I love a dark floral, and this one drapes so beautifully. I’d wear it with a cardigan or shrunken leather jacket.

co dress

A simple dress with universally flattering lines—and pockets, which is always a plus.

marc jacobs dress

I don’t typically go in for such a graphic floral, but this Marc Jacobs dress is just the cuteness.

mango shirtdress

An easy, well-priced shirtdress.

vineyard dress

I’d wear this peasant-y n umber layered over a long-sleeved tee now, and on its own later.

 

eloquii dress

This just looks endlessly chic, but quite professional too.

ganni dress

I like that everything here is simple except the sleeves and that standout print.

mango satin dress

This dress just looks so put-together and polished.

tory burch dress

I never post anything by Tory Burch, because it never really thrills me, but I zoomed in on the print here and it’s really good. Also, it flows quite nicely.

veronica beard dress

A dress that would serve you well for work and whatever you’ve got planned afterward.

mango linen dress

Just a simple, flowy linen dress.

ted baker dress

I think this dress would take you just about anywhere.

ganni dress1

This just pops so nicely.

whistles dress

I like the contrasting stripe business going on here.

mango dot dress

I’m not always the biggest fan of dots, but the fact that this is against a brown background sort of makes it unexpected and appealing.

roller dress

OK, this is a very summery dress, but it’d look great layered now with a sweater and big boots.

farrow dress

Ruffles are usually too prissy for me, but I think this dress works because they’re pretty subtle. Plus, that yellow!

maje dress

I really want this—it’s nicely feminine and pretty sweet without coming off too girly.

knot dress

This just looks like a good option for throwing on whenever.

sea dress

The ruching here makes this very becoming.

allsaints dress

From Allsaints: a good one for days when you want to feel like you’re wearing nothing at all.

apc dress

I like the longer length on this crisp shirtdress from A.P.C.

farrow dress2

Stripes are rather unexpected and fun here.

ganni dress1

I was on the fence about this dress from Ganni, but in the end I decided the candy-colored print was a winner.

eloquii dress1

This is just the tiniest bit Stevie Nicks—in a good way.

taylor dress

I like the shirttail hem here, and the print is so pretty.

universal standard dress

From Universal Standard: such a good blue, and I like the sweater-around-the-waist-effect belt.

 

just female dress

I am constitutionally incapable of not linking to a good leopard print.

farrow dress3

I like the somewhat Grecian cut here.

vince dress1

This definitely needs a belt to finish it off, but it has such a nice drapey thing going on.

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I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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17 Thoughts on 30 spring dresses that are as attractive as they are comfortable
    Dana D
    15 Mar 2018
    9:10am

    The second one…the black one with the pockets…YES!

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    c.w.
    15 Mar 2018
    10:41am

    The Jona Lune summer dress! Already sold out in my size! ACK!!!!

    Also love the brown polka dots and I don’t normally love brown nor polka dots––must be stretching my fashun legs!!

    (Just the other day I purchased a summer dress for the first time in ages and ages––I call it my “little house on the prairie dress”––from lacausa.com)

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    Sammy
    15 Mar 2018
    11:23am

    Just wanted to say thank you for the longer-length selection!

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    Tami
    15 Mar 2018
    11:34am

    That Tory Burch dress is not overtly Tory Burch, love it. The Rebecca Taylor may be my next purchase.

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    Kathi
    15 Mar 2018
    12:44pm

    What a wonderful post, love that they have grown up hemlines!!

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    ECM
    15 Mar 2018
    1:30pm

    The brown dress with polka dots is straight up Pretty Woman territory: https://goo.gl/images/1TGypw

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      Mels
      16 Mar 2018
      12:43am

      Yes! I can’t see a white dot on brown without seeing Julia Roberts on a grassy lawn, oblivious to the fight with Jason Alexander heading her way.

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    Rebecca
    15 Mar 2018
    4:56pm

    Ironically, I went to Uniqlo over lunch and bought two spring dresses, that I know I won’t be wearing for months.. clearly, I am not the only person pining for spring!

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    Gables girl
    15 Mar 2018
    8:12pm

    Love the striped wrap dress but is anyone else challenged with bust size and front wrap? I’ve tried on a DVF and it was a no go.

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      Heather
      16 Mar 2018
      5:29pm

      I always have to go up at least one and sometimes two sizes in DVF for just that reason… which is fine, because wrap dress, but psychologically it’s a bummer.

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    y.k.
    15 Mar 2018
    11:24pm

    i love that first shirtdress by mango,& what an incredible price.
    also i highly recommend anything w/ those sleeves- i recently learned they’re called lantern sleeves. i never would have thought but they’re very flattering. takes attention away from stomach junk.

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    Maria
    16 Mar 2018
    6:15am

    I love the ones from Ganni but for realz those boots are awesome. Mango is doing a similar pair which are currently sold out here in Europe but I am on the waiting list!

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      Rae
      16 Mar 2018
      9:15am

      Agreed, I love the Ganni dress but I WANT those boots!
      This is a great round-up overall Kim, thanks : )

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    Candy
    16 Mar 2018
    8:22am

    Thanks, Kim, for including lots of different necklines and skirt lengths in this great collection. Love the “somewhat Grecian” black one from Farrow, altho trying to get away from what a friend called my constant “Italian widow look.”

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    McLaren Brennan
    16 Mar 2018
    1:59pm

    Loving this post, and was pleased to see the Farrow
    Avene Midi Dress in Light Blue was so reasonably priced ($88), until I realized their Large fits like a US size 8. Ditto the leopard print. That…..seems unreasonable.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    17 Mar 2018
    8:41pm

    I can picture living in the peasant dress by The Great and the floral sundress by Roberta Roller Rabbit all summer. And if I had to dress more “seriously,” I’d wear the Vince wrap-look dress.

    Lovely collection, Kim!

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    Marianne
    20 Mar 2018
    11:23am

    Caveat–I ordered that yellow ruffle Need Supply dress and while it is gorgeous is runs VERY small.

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