This post came about because It was looking at this dress on Net a Porter, and thinking that it appealed, even though it’s girlier than I usually go. But summer brings out the girly in me, because it’s really the only time of year I wear dresses anymore, so I decided to go look for other options like this, and found a ton.
The touch of flounce here is offset by the graphic Mexican-looking print.
There are an awful lot of florals in this post, and this one is really sweet without being too sweet.
A polka dot tie-waist dress in a very bold blue.
Here is that rarest of things: a high-necked dress that I actually like. The full skirt is what keeps things feminine here.
Just a simple shift that manages top be a bit sexy too.
I usually loathe one-shoulder anything—I just think it’s an awkward an unflattering look almost invariably—but this dress is so graceful.
The snake print here lends a little edge to an otherwise pretty femme-y silhouette.
A really good tie dye print on a clean, easy shape.
This cute dress just looks like the easiest thing in the world to throw on when it’s hot out.
Another very fetching tie-dye (I don’t always love brown, but I do when it’s combined with light blue) on a sculptural shape.
I like that this pristine white dress from AYR has the slightest hint of sleeve—just that tiny bit of fabric can be so much flattering on the arms.
This floral dress is from Doen, a California-based line with a crazy following, and I think their hippie girl dresses are some of the best out there.
And for those of you who are serious about never going sleeveless, I bring you this pretty navy floral.