20 Trendy Dresses For Summer Backyard Barbecue Season

 

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson has the scoop on 20 trendy dresses for women just in time for summer backyard barbecue season! You'll love the floral prints, tie dye, tie waist, paisley print and much more!

Summer 2020 officially kicked off this weekend! Nothing says summer quite like backyard barbecues. Like many of you, I enjoy dressing up, especially since most of us have been living in loungewear for the last three months! I don’t have anything against loungewear, I live for my joggers and Nike running shorts on the daily, but I love wearing cute dresses when out with family or close friends, especially during the extremely warm summer months.

Nothing beats the heat in my opinion quite like a lightweight summer dress! If you’re looking for a great dress that you can wear to a friend’s barbecue while social distancing, to your parents for the 4th of July or one you can wear for a barbecue in your own backyard, you’re in luck! Today, I’m excited to share 20 cute dresses for the 2020 summer barbecue season. Not only are these dresses perfect for a barbecue, but you can wear them to the store, to run errands, the neighborhood fruit stand, a small wedding, and more!

Without further ado, here are  20 cute dresses for summer backyard barbecue season! I also shared tips on how you can dress them up or down with shoes, jewelry, and accessories. Stay safe and healthy, friends! Xoxoxo

 

Casual Solid Color Dresses You’ll Wear Throughout The Year

I can’t get enough of this sleeveless tie front dress. Like many of you, tie front dresses have long been a favorite and this one is perfect for a casual afternoon or date night! You can dress it up with gorgeous earrings, and trendy heeled sandals!

Lovers + Friend Bari Dress Heather Grey tie front dresses summer backyard barbecues
Lovers + Friend Bari Dress Heather Grey

 

 

 

I love prints, but 90% of my closet is filled with solid color dresses, tops and sweaters! The thing I love the most about them is you can accessorize them easily and effortlessly. This cute Capri Ruffle Sleeve Dress with tie waist detailing is the perfect dress for spring, summer and fall too. You can pair it with slide sandals, wedges, sneakers and ankle booties. It’ll look great with your favorite summer straw hat as well!

Z Supply Capri Ruffle Sleeve Dress Heather Grey tie waist summer backyard barbecues
Z Supply Capri Ruffle Sleeve Dress Heather Grey

 

 

Z Supply is one of my favorite brands for casual affordable clothing (with free shipping)! I own a few of their sweatshirts, t-shirts and joggers. I currently have this grey split neck dress on my wish list! It’ll look cute on its own or under your favorite summer sweater. It’s the perfect dress for the 4th!

Z Supply Split Neck Dress Heather Grey casual summer dresses backyard barbecue
Z Supply Split Neck Dress Heather Grey

 

 

If you love the puff sleeve trend as much as I do, you’ll simply adore this Violet mini dress! It is perfect for summer backyard barbecues or dinner at your favorite restaurant.

Free People Violet Mini Dress White summer backyard barbecue dresses
Free People Violet Mini Dress White

 

 

Must Have Floral Print Dresses For Summer Barbecues

As a flower farmer and floral lover, I can’t get enough of gorgeous floral print dresses! This navy blue Reformation mini dress is beyond fabulous. It can be worn to a summer barbecue with your favorite sandals. You can also wear it on a date with strappy heels or wedges! There are so many options.

Reformation Puglia Strapless Floral Print Dress Yolanda Navy Blue White summer barbecue dress
Reformation Puglia Strapless Floral Print Dress Yolanda Navy Blue

 

 

It’s no secret, puff sleeves are definitely having a moment! Puff sleeve dresses gained popularity last year and are still going strong. This trendy light blue floral print dress with trendy smocking is perfect for a barbecue or for walking your pup around the block!

Reformation Orangerie Minidress Azzurro floral print dresses summer backyard barbecue
Reformation Orangerie Minidress Azzurro

 

 

 

While online shopping this morning I stumbled on this new floral print tiered dress and I can’t get enough of it! This is one you can dress up or down depending on the occasion! You can pair it with a straw tote for a casual barbecue or a clutch for date night!

Playa Lucila Tie Shoulder Dress Floral Print Multi summer barbecue
Playa Lucila Tie Shoulder Dress Floral Print Multi

 

 

If you’re searching for a trendy and super affordable dress with dainty floral print, you’re in luck! This lovely mint green floral print ruffle minidress with a ruched bodice is an absolute must and only $35! It’s perfect for backyard barbecues, brunch with your family or the Derby in September!

LA LA LAND CREATIVE CO Floral Ruffle Minidress Floral Mint dresses summer backyard barbecue
LA LA LAND CREATIVE CO Floral Ruffle Minidress Floral Mint

 

 

If you love the dress I featured above but searching for a different color combo, you’ll adore this cinch dress in blush with blue flowers!

LA LA LAND CREATIVE CO Cinch Bodice Ditsy Floral Minidress Ditsy Print summer dresses backyard barbecues
LA LA LAND CREATIVE CO Cinch Bodice Ditsy Floral Minidress Ditsy Print

 

 

I stumbled on this white pink and yellow floral print wrap dress last night while online shopping and can’t believe how fast it’s selling! This beauty is only available in a few sizes, but I am hopefully it’ll be restocked in ALL sizes soon. I can’t get enough of this trendy, budget-friendly brand, especially this dress with a ruffled hem. It is perfect for summer!

BB Dakota Flower On Mini Dress Vanilla Pink Yellow White dainty ruffle wrap dresses summer
BB Dakota Flower On Mini Dress Vanilla

 

 

 

Cute Short Print Dresses In A Variety Of Styles

I’ve shared my love for Rails brand clothing time and time again over the years because the material feels luxurious and everything is so well made! I love their summer 2020 dress collection. This strapless blue button-down Helena dress is perfect for warm summer days and fall too! You can wear it on its own this summer, and it’ll look great with a cardigan or denim jacket come fall. PS: Scarlett Johansson was just spotted in this dress at the farmers market!

Rails Helena Dress Blue Wisteria print button down dresses summer
Rails Helena Dress Blue Wisteria

 

 

Nothing says summer barbecue season quite like a trendy coastal inspired Lilly Pulitzer dress! This fab and blue dress is perfect for barbecue and summer vacation season.

Lilly Pulitzer Kristen Flounce Dress Oyster Bay Blue Krillin It flounce hem white sleeveless summer barbecue coastal
Lilly Pulitzer Kristen Flounce Dress Oyster Bay Blue Krillin It

 

 

Like many of you, I love rich jewel tones like the color turquoise and tend to wear this flattering shade throughout the year! This fabulous budget-friendly Forever Yours print minidress with a flared skirt and flutter sleeves is perfect for hot summer days! This is one you can wear in the fall, spring and summer months with your favorite shoes, headband and handbag!

Billabong Forever Yours Minidress Seagreen flowers confetti flutter sleeve skirt summer barbecues dresses
Billabong Forever Yours Minidress Seagreen

 

 

Trendy Midi and Maxi Dresses For Summer Barbecue Season!

Like my mom, I have quite a few casual little black dresses that I wear time and time again! I’ve struggled to find the perfect midi length dress to wear with wedges and sandals. I was so happy to stumble on this black midi length dress with shoulder ties and side slits! If you’re petite like I am, you know that often times midi length dresses are actually maxi dresses when we try them on! Thankfully this one has adjustable straps, so you can make it just right for your height.

Cupcakes and Cashmere Everleigh - Rayon Jersey Midi Dress with Shoulder Ties and Side Slits Black summer barbecue dresses cute
Cupcakes and Cashmere Everleigh Midi Dress Black

 

 

The tie dye trend is extremely popular for 2020! I’m loving tie dye dresses, joggers, shorts and skirts. This summer, you can’t go wrong with this cool lightweight Delilah Midi Dress in white with purple tie dye. Not only is it perfect for relaxing at a summer barbecue, but it will make a great swimsuit coverup after you get out of the pool!

Rails Delilah Midi Dress Cloud Tie Dye Ruffle Tiered summer barbecues coverup beach
Rails Delilah Midi Dress Cloud Tie Dye

 

 

Young, Fabulous & Broke Robbie Tank Dress Robin Cayman Wash tie dye summer barbecue vacation women dresses
Young, Fabulous & Broke Robbie Tank Dress Robin Cayman Wash

 

Not only is this pretty rose pink paisley print midi dress perfect for summer, but it’s a must for fall too! Nothing says fall in my opinion quite like charming paisley print, and this beauty will be perfect for a barbecue, a fall pumpkin patch, and more. I love the flattering flounce overlay too! This dress comes in two different colors and is a favorite!

Free People Tangier Babydoll Midi Dress Rose Pink summer barbecue dresses
Free People Tangier Babydoll Midi Dress Rose Pink

 

 

Maxi Dresses You’ll Wear Often This Summer!

How fabulous is this white button front maxi length dress? It is the perfect dress for summer. You can wear it on its own with your favorite pair of sandals or with your Golden Goose sneakers and a denim jacket on a cool evening. I guarantee you’ll wear this chic dress time and time again this season and for summers to come!

Free People Lilah Pleated Tube Dress White summer dresses backyard barbecue
Free People Lilah Pleated Tube Dress White

 

 

Free People has long been one of my favorite brands, but this summer I am obsessed with their entire collection. This fab Let’s Smock About It maxi dress is available in two different colors and perfect for nearly every occasion this summer! You can wear it to a friend’s house, your backyard, to run errands or an intimate wedding.

Free People Let's Smock About It Maxi Dress Pink Yellow summer dresses backyard barbecue party
Free People Let’s Smock About It Maxi Dress Pink Yellow

 

 

 

Just because tropical vacations have been canceled doesn’t mean you can’t dress like you’re on vacation! 😉 This season I’m loving this tropical-inspired Valeria tiered maxi dress. It’ll brighten your spirits and will have you dreaming about your next vacation in 2021!

Farm Rio Valeria Tiered Maxi Dress Blue Motif summer barbecues tropical vacation women dresses
Farm Rio Valeria Tiered Maxi Dress Blue Motif

 

 

 

Discover even more trendy spring and summer fashion essentials for women in the Candie Anderson Style section: https://candieanderson.com/style

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