4 Dress Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing This Summer (& They’re Not Bodycon)

June 5, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
shefinds | Fashion

Remember when bodycon dresses were a major thing? No matter what the occasion, if the weather permitted, you and your entire girl gang would be dressed to the nines in super skin-tight bodycon dresses that showed off every curve.

If you were never a fan of the second-skin dress style, you’re in luck. This season, just like jeans are less skinny, dresses are less clingy. Bodycon dresses are being abandoned for looser, much more comfortable styles. This summer’s dress trends offer something for everyone and are super flattering on every body type.

4 Summer Dress Trends

1. Babydoll Dress For Summer – Babydoll dresses are making a major comeback. The super loose and comfy dress style will make you look just as sweet as all of your favorite summer treats. The silhouette looks better when its baggy, giving you a much-needed break from bodycon dresses.

2. Sheath Dresses For Summer – Sheath dresses have a straight silhouette that elongates your body to make you look taller. Sheath dresses can be tight or looser, it all depends on your personal preference. If you are looking for a dress to show off your curves (but not as extreme as bodycon) this is a good choice.

3. Shirtdress For Summer – It’s no secret that bodycon dresses were NOT work appropriate. But one dress trend for summer that is–shirtdresses. With a shirtdress, you get the professionalism of a button up, with the comfort of a sundress. The perfect combo!

4. Smocked Dresses For Summer – Smocked clothing is on the rise. From smocked shirts and now smocked dresses. This is a cute dress trend that everyone can rock this summer. Smocked dresses come in mini, midi, and maxi length–something for everyone!

Shop Similar Dress Styles

Free People Greatest Day Smocked Minidress ($98)

Topshop Ditsy Shirred Midi Dress ($52)

Halogen® Stretch Cotton Poplin Shirtdress ($53.40)

Topshop Scoop Back Ribbed Minidress ($13.99)

Gabrielle Union Collection Yellow Halter Sweater Dress ($79.95)

Xhilaration™ Women's Strappy Tiered Shift Dress ($24.99)

Asos Cotton Mini Shirt Dress ($32)

Free People Esme Denim Mini Dress ($64)

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Fashion & Beauty Editorial Assistant

Jessica is a former Editorial Assistant at SheFinds, where she covered everything from the latest fashion trends to new beauty launches. As a fashion-obsessed beauty junkie, she prides herself on hoarding far too many pairs of shoes (if that’s even a thing) and skincare products. Jessica’s work has also appeared in The Zoe Report, AhaLife, JoyfullyMe, and Her Campus Media. You can reach her at [email protected]

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