My mother has taught me a lot about fashion over the years. One of the most important is having a great casual dress that I can wear around the house, out to run errands and that can be dressed up to a party! This season there are so many trendy casual dresses to choose from this summer, it’s unbelievable!
In my opinion a great casual dress is a must when the weather hits 90 and above. You want one that is cool, lightweight, breathable, and trendy. I have a favorite sleeveless dress that I wear constantly all summer long! If it’s cool in the morning or evening, I’ll pair it with a denim jacket, and my Golden Goose sneakers. In the afternoon, I’ll wear that same dress with my Tory Burch Miller sandals or slides once it starts heating up! Last but definitely not least, if I’m going out to dinner, I’ll pair that same dress with my favorite wedge sandals or with strappy heeled sandals!
The options truly are endless when dressing up the perfect casual dress! There are so many different combinations. I’m definitely one of those people who won’t buy something unless I know that I will get a lot of use out of it – that goes for clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry and home decor!
Searching through thousands of dresses online, can be exhausting to say the least. Thankfully, I’ve done a little digging for you and found 20 trendy casual dresses that you will adore.
Must Have Faux Wrap Casual Dresses For Summer
My love for wrap dresses started years ago when I spotted the quintessential DVF wrap dress at Nordstrom while in college. At the time it was out of my budget, by I never forgot it. In fact, I’m still obsessed with wrap dresses and faux wrap dresses to this day. This Gibson x TheMotherchic Avalon Faux Wrap Jersey Dress in heather grey is a must for spring, summer and fall too!
It’s currently raining in Northern California, so I would pair it with a great cardigan or cute denim jacket when it’s chilly. It’ll look great with white sneakers, slide sandals, wedges, flat sandals. You can dress it up with scrappy heeled sandals and wear it for date night. The thing I love the most about it is that it is available in petite and in regular! That’s always a plus, especially if you’re like me and under 5’4″. This trendy and super affordable grey dress is a must.
I’m currently coveting this black Halogen Faux Wrap Dress for so many reasons! It comes in quite a few different colors and prints, is available in regular and petite, and has pockets The best part though is the price – it’s under $70!
How To Dress Up Solid Color Casual Dresses For Summer
This coral Gibson x The Motherchic Palms Smocked Waist Easy Dress is a favorite! I love the smocked waist, which is a popular trend for summer 2019! You can’t go wrong with the high low hem, which dresses up this cute, casual dress in this hot color of the season. You can wear it anywhere and everywhere this season depending on how you accessorize it. If you wear it with flat sandals, you can wear it to run errands or coffee with friends; pair it with wedges for a graduation or graduation party or with heeled sandals to a wedding! The options are endless.
Must have midi length solid color dresses for summer
As I mentioned above, smocking is a huge trend for spring, summer and fall 2019! We’re seeing it everywhere from tops to blouses and dresses too. This season you can’t go wrong with this trendy and affordable BP Smocked Midi Dress. It is available in regular and petite and is under $50!
I love it in this pretty orange clay color, and in bright and festive stripes. This cute midi dress can be dressed up with your favorite earrings and heeled sandals. I love that it can be worn with a floppy hat and wedges for a fun boho chic look.
This midi length J.Crew Point Sur Cinch Waist Sweater Dress might be called a sweater dress, but it’s very lightweight and perfect for summer! I absolutely adore the lovely shale blue shade, and the stunning neckline. It can be worn on many different occasions, including wedding guest season!
Swiss dot is always classy, chic and a must for summer! This English Factory Smocked Swiss Dot Midi Dress in Blush Pink is a favorite this season. As someone who is petite, it can be difficult to have my shoulder straps stay up. I love that the shoulder straps can be tied as tight or as loose as possible depending on your preference! I can see wearing this dress time and time again all season long.
Every Woman Needs One Or Two Maxi Length Casual Dresses For Summer
Maxi dresses are no longer just a trend, they are a staple. Every woman needs a fabulous solid color maxi dress that she can just throw on and look effortlessly chic. This beautiful knit maxi dress is available in black or in navy blue. It can be worn with flat sandals, wedge sandals and heeled sandals! The best part is it’s currently on sale for 25% off. Believe it or not, but it’s under $40! Talk about a bargain. It can be worn to the beach, on vacation, to a party, wedding guest season and much more.
Pretty Floral Print Maxi Dresses
I fell in love with this pretty floral print maxi dress when I spotted it yesterday. I just ordered it and can’t wait to wear it once the weather warms up here in Northern California! This Free People Kikas Dress is the perfect dress for vacation season. It’s available in the colors ivory and blue combo or in tangerine. I can see wearing it to the beach, the boardwalk, to an event and out to dinner.
Eliza J dresses are a favorite of mine! They are so well made, and very affordable for the quality. This Eliza J Floral Tie Front Tiered Maxi Dress in this beautiful vibrant floral print is a must for summer soiree season. It includes so many popular trends – from fabulous floral print to tie front detailing, maxi length. What’s not to love?
Blush, terracotta and rust shades are very popular for summer, especially summer wedding season! As a garden rose grower who sells to florists, I can’t tell you how many brides are interested in these shades for their bouquets! I was shocked last summer when I heard about the latest trend. This year it’s become the norm! If you’re looking for a beautiful wedding guest dress in this color palette, you’re in luck. This Dolan Anna Floral Tiered Maxi Sundress is beyond gorgeous.
Don’t you just love the bow tie shoulder straps on this CeCe Ditsy Print Maxi Dress? This floral print maxi dress with trendy smocked detailing is so fun for summer! It’s available in two colors/prints: rich black and soft ecru. Which one is your favorite?
How To Wear Button Front Dresses This Summer
Button front dresses have been a popular fashion trend for women over the last few years. They are an absolute must, especially this BP. Button Front Prairie Minidress in four colors and prints! I chose one in this rust shade because it’s perfect for summer and for fall too. It’s less than $50, which is an added bonus.
You can’t go wrong with navy blue and metallics for 2019. This button front Treasure and Bond Metallic Stripe Dress will be a staple in your wardrobe! It’s the perfect length for summer and fall, is fully lined and under $100! This is definitely one of my favorite casual dresses for summer!
Prettiest Floral Print Casual Dresses For Summer
I am currently obsessing over this gorgeous floral print dress for summer! This All in Favor Stella Ruffle Strap Minidress in black and blue floral print is available in many different colors and prints (even leopard!). You can wear it out to Sunday brunch, to a bridal shower, a summer wedding and more. Another thing I love about it is you can pair it with your favorite lightweight jacket and ankle booties come fall.
Skater dresses are one of my favorite silhouettes, especially for summer! This season I can’t get enough of this Love, Nickie Lew Floral Print Skater Dress! I love the fit and flare style, button front detailing and the fact that it has pockets. Who doesn’t love pockets?
ASTR the Label dresses are always a must, especially for summer! This ASTR the Label Frill Detail Sundress can be worn to a graduation, a friend’s wedding, Father’s Day dinner, a backyard barbecue and more.
How To Dress Up Casual Polka Dot Dresses This Summer
Polka dots are classy, chic and absolutely beautiful! They can be dressed up or down, easily and effortlessly. This season I’m loving this yellow and white re:named Remy Polka Day Dress. It is lined and is less than $65. I don’t know about you, but I hate having to wear a slip under a dress, I’d rather purchase one that is lined. This dress is such an amazing deal!
This best selling The Fifth Label Assemblage dress in red and white polka dot is so popular, it’s almost sold out! You can wear it out to lunch with friends or date night with your special someone. The length is ideal for hot days and warm summer nights! You can’t go wrong with this dress, especially since it is under $100.
There are so many cute polka dot casual dresses for summer! I’m loving them all, especially this BB Dakota La La Land Dress in the color “Oilslick” which is a gorgeous shade of blue. I simply adore the sleeves, button front detailing and the length on this fabulous dress! Don’t you?
The Best Casual Stripe Dress For Summer
If you’re searching for the best navy blue and white dress for backyard barbecue season, the 4th of July, trips to the beach, outings with friends and more, you’re in luck! This summer you can’t go wrong with this sleeveless BB Dakota Summer Night City Dress! It too can be dressed up or down with shoes, jewelry and accessories. This season headbands and bow scrunchies are a huge trend. I suggest wearing a cute hair accessory with this must have dress.
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