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Mini Dresses You Absolutely Need This Summer


Written by Jessica Moore


We have a serious infatuation with mini dresses. If we had it our way, we’d wear flowy mini dresses all year long!

They’re breathable, light, and ridiculously fun to sway in. Sunny days are here, so it’s time to shake off those winter blues because summer marks the coming of shorter dresses, vibrant colors, and showin’ off more skin.

Every babe has at least one mini dress in their closet, and it’s time for a serious upgrade (and time to multiply that number by 15, because these mini dresses are so irresistible, you’ll want to wear them, like, right now).

These budding trends scream summer! The long winter and spring hibernation of binge-watching Netflix shows under your blankets in thick sweater dresses is over. Time to shed the layers and get outside with these mini dress gems.

Going Gingham


This ain’t your average gingham. The Eve Off Shoulder Skater Dress combines flirty ruffles with a sexy off the shoulder touch on a baby blue print we simply can’t get enough of. Complete the look with a pair of simple pastel espadrilles, like the Chinese Laundry Zala Flatform Espadrilles, and then go sun-drench yourself near picturesque LA palm trees or people watch at the boardwalk with the girls.


Reality check: we’re (still) obsessed with all things checkered. The Reverse When We Were Young Multi Striped Dress fulfills us like no other checkers can. This dress is a button-down wonder with a front tie, breezy silhouette, and sharp collar. I mean look at that gorgeous gingham print–it’s a classic with a (literal) twist. Throw some chic cat-eye sunglasses like the Melrose Sunglasses and simple black heels, grab your girlfriends, and brunch away!

Feelin’ Floral

Floral prints give us life. Feminine print never goes out of style.

The Lucky Lady Lace Up Dress has summer written all over it. With a sexy floral lace overlay and a strappy open back, it’s sexy and sweet at the same time. Its halter neckline and its sleeveless bodice are so flattering! 

For babes that can’t stop wearing black (don’t stop, we get it), a fabulous dress to transition you swiftly from spring to summer is the Sweet Relief Floral Bodycon Dress. The black sheer fabric is endlessly romantic and sexy, and the pale floral print provides a stunning contrast. You’ll be a walking bouquet in this long sleeve number, perfect for warm-ish temperatures. Show off your curves in this sexy fitted silhouette that simply holds everything together beautifully. 

The Lilian Printed Wrap Dress is another perfect spring to summer transitional piece: the rust merges so well with the light floral print, it’s mesmerizing! This rust floral dress just falls on your body effortlessly, creating an attractive and breezy fit.

Warm Whites

Ignore all the “rules” regarding when you can wear white and when you can’t. Newsflash: you can wear whatever, whenever you want!

We just adore warm whites in the summertime. They look absolutely dreamy and fresh, especially the Clara Off Shoulder Bodycon Dress–c’mon, how can you not wear this ivory dress all the time!? The off shoulder cut is perfect for sunbathing on your way to Sunday Funday, and it’s versatile: dress it up with simple stilettos or dress it down with matching white sneakers for a casual look on your way to get a latte.

For events more on the formal side, the Know Better Mesh Bodycon Dress will do the trick. This sheath dress puts black mesh to shame! We’re in love with everything remotely transparent, and this white mini dress has just the right amount to keep things interesting yet elegant. The front criss-cross detail is so elegant, and the simple white mesh back along with its fitted long sleeves is sophisticated and perfect for date night. Day or night, you’ll be a breath of fresh air!

Pastel Paradise

Playful, pretty, and oh so dreamy, wearing paler hues like pastel is a clear sign that summer is here! Pastel was all over the runway with their ethereal pieces, and we’re aching to have more pastel in our life. This delicate color palette is so soft on the eyes.

The Cindy Shift Dress is periwinkle perfection. It’s a swing mini dress with feminine bell sleeves that has some serious boho vibes. You’ll be swept away with its flowy silhouette. So flirtatious and fun, all we want to do is dance and prance around in it. Finish it off with petite lace-up boots or lattice heels, depending on what mood you’re in.

OK, can we talk about how sexy the After Dark Lace Bodycon Dress is? Take this floral lace dress with you to your next dinner party. Its sweetheart neckline is so romantic. And its body-hugging silhouette accentuated by ladder detail makes for the most intriguing dress. Safe to say you’ll be head over heels in love.

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