The Perfect Dress for Every Spring and Summer Occasion

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With spring and summer come many occasions, which can vary from very fancy to the most casual. The most comfortable (and cutest) thing to wear when the weather is warm is a perfect dress, but sometimes it is harder than it should be to find the perfect dress for a specific summer event. So I did all the hard work for you! From spring weddings to baby showers to brunch, here is the perfect dress for any occasion!

Occasion: Spring Weddings
Lace Dress

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A lace dress is a perfect dress for a spring wedding because no matter what style or silhouette, it always reads dressed up. Whether you’re wearing a pair of cowboy boots for a more casual daytime affair or a maxi with a pair of stilettos for a black tie wedding. Bright colors, light colors or darker colors like navy blue will always read spring and make your look instantly fancy and feminine!

Occasion: Summer Picnics

Gingham is so in right now. And when worn right, gingham is so incredibly chic. If you’re going to a summer picnic in the park, why not match the blanket you’ll be dining on in a gingham dress? They’re everywhere this season which means you’ll find one suited to your style and budget. It’s a fun piece to have for spring and summer besides the typical floral dress!

Occasion: Cocktail Party
Cocktail Dresses

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Of course, a cocktail dresses is a perfect dress for a cocktail party! Cocktail dresses are fancy, but fun because they’re often (aka, always) worn for events where you’re surrounded by cocktails. The great thing about cocktail dresses is that they come in such a wide variety of styles–mini, midi, a-line, body-con. Whatever you pick, you do you and you’ll look flawless.

Occasion: Date Night
Slip Dress

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Like pretty much every other trend from the 90s, slip dresses are making a comeback! And I absolutely love that, because they’re perfect for date night. They’re just the right amount of dressing up and sexy without being overdressed or too sexy. Going out to dinner at a fancy restaurant but a casual bar after? Bring a jean jacket to make it look and feel more casual.

Occasion: Brunch with the Girls
Maxi Dresses

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What’s more relaxed than a maxi? Ok, you got me. Pajamas are. But when it comes to actually stepping outside on a Sunday morning, you can’t go wrong with a maxi. Maxis were basically made for summer brunch: sitting outside with your friends for hours on end over mimosas and eggs Benedict in the most comfortable kind of dress imaginable? It doesn’t get any better than a basic maxi dress.

Occasion: Baby showers
Pastel Midis

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If you’re going to more baby showers than weddings, you’ll need a pastel midi dress. They’re dressed up but always read daytime when styled with a pair of mules or wedges, and the pastel color can be totally on-theme! I think a pale yellow is a great color for a baby shower, as well as blue and pink, obviously! A midi in a cream color would also be great because you definitely can’t wear that to a wedding without getting in some serious trouble.

Occasion: Weekend Dates
Shirt Dresses

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Shirt dresses are so versatile. Styled with a blazer and pumps you can easily wear them to work all summer, but with some tennis shoes you can totally tone them down in a more relaxed look for a weekend date. Weekend dates in the summer often require some walking and other outdoor activities, which makes the shirt dress the best choice for comfort and cuteness.

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