My Top 10 Favorite Spring Summer Dresses 2018

10 Casual & Special Occasion Dresses

I’m talking about my favorite spring and summer dresses in the video below! Dresses are one of my favorite things to wear because they’re so easy! You can throw it on and be done. All you have to worry about are your accessories. I’m sharing some of my favorite dresses of the season. Watch the video or keep scrolling to read about my picks!

Collage of 14 spring and summer dresses, My 10 Favorite Spring Summer Dresses

Striped Dresses

I love a blue and white striped dress. It’s a classic look that can work for the office, daytime, day to night, or desk to dinner. It’s a subtle classic print. Some tips: Vertical stripes are small-scale prints are more flattering than horizontal stripes and large-scale prints.

The first dress I want to share with you is this super feminine one-shoulder dress by Vince Camuto. It’s midi length so you’re showing some skin up at the top so it’s nice that it’s a little longer. Since it’s an A-line or flared skirt dress, it will mask bigger hips, butt, and thighs if that’s your problem area. In contrast, if you don’t have hips, butt, and thighs, this flared silhouette will make you look like you do! It’s like a magic silhouette!

I’m so excited about this Chelsea28 striped dress (sleeveless version here)! It’s so affordable and looks just like one by Veronica Beard. It’s so flattering and versatile. You can roll the sleeves up, leave them down, dress it up with wedges, dress it down with flats, and layer a jacket over it. It’s definitely a winner!

Next is a little dressier and preppy dress by J. Crew. It’s a seersucker dress so it’d be great if you’re going to the beach or somewhere preppy. I’m going to take it to the beach in June! It’s very feminine but has some sex appeal. You could also layer a cute denim jacket or white cardigan over it. For shoes, you can go neutral or add a fun pop of color!

Blonde woman with hair in pony tail wearing Norma Kamali jersey dress with racing stripes on the sleeves, worn with black sock booties and Prada fanny pack, My 10 favorite spring summer dresses 2018

Casual Day Dresses

The next category is day dresses! The first dress I wanted to show you was in my last lookbook video. It’s a ruched tank dress by Vince Camuto. This is another one that’s great for layering. There are so many ways to style this dress and you can wear it with pretty much anything!

I wore this dress to the blogger conference in Dallas. If you want to hear more about that conference you can watch the video here. This dress is incredibly comfortable and flattering. The fabric is a soft jersey fabric so it’s thin, lightweight, comfortable, and doesn’t wrinkle! I just love the racing stripes down the sleeves. It gives the feminine silhouette a sporty feel.

The next dress has been very popular amongst bloggers so you’ve probably seen it. It’s a ruched dress that you can be ordered sleeveless or with long sleeves. It’s sporty, edgy and flattering. It does run short though. There are also a ton of shoe and bag options with this dress.

Blonde girl wearing Thurley purple dress in Telluride, Colorado

Lavender Dresses

Lavender is having a moment right now. It’s a beautiful, feminine color that you can try out in a ton of different shades. The first dress I want to share is this dress by Thurley. Thurley dresses are exquisite. They are on the pricey side but SO gorgeous. You can see this one has so many beautiful details. It’s a wow dress that’s perfect for weddings or parties. It’s kind of heavy so I wouldn’t wear it somewhere super hot. I paired it with my favorite white pumps by Sergio Rossi.

The next lavender dress is this sweet, sexy dress by Bardot. It’s a great price and comes in multiple colors. It’s sexy, has beautiful lace detailing, and is a nice length.

Palm print sequin mini dress by rachel zoe on blond woman carrying rivington white satchel by Henri Bendel, My 10 favorites spring summer dresses 2018

Special Occasion Dresses

All of these dresses are show-stoppers! The first dress is perfect for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or special gala. It’s by Rachel Zoe. It’s on the longer side, cold shoulder, has beautiful lace detail and is just a really gorgeous mermaid dress. The high-low shape frames a shoe so you can wear a beautiful white pump or a fun colorful heel.

The last dress is a long sleeve, palm print, sequin mini dress by Rachel Zoe. It is gorgeous. I love the dramatic back because it’s something a little different. It just makes you feel sexy, edgy, and confident. You can wear this to a party or any other special event you have coming up.

Other Posts

Check out my budget series on jeans under $100 hereKiller maxi dresses post.  And this post showing you my April favorites.

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  1. First of all, I think you are beautiful and have great choices on your wardrobe. All of your coverups are beautiful and fashionable. However, I was in the sun on a beach in in st. Johns and felt my arms burning. Luckily, I had a pullover and once I put it on, the sun was off my arms. I never thought about that before, but it sure did help. I had on lots of sunscreen but my arms were getting so hot, no so on the rest of my body. Just a thought.

    1. The caftans have sleeves too, though. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I try to only stay in the sun for short bursts of time. It’s hard with the kiddos because they want to sit and play in the sand for hours, but I just break things up with lunch in the shade and things like that. Thanks again! Erin xo

  2. Wow, Erin, slow down girl! You are so cute and I know that you had a lot of dresses to show us, but take a breath. I did like seeing the video and would like to see more but please don’t go exclusively to videos. I “unsubscribed” to a blog because the woman went to videos and I missed her blog, when she spoke to us.

    I liked all your selections, especially the blue and white stripped dresses. The Rachel Zoe dress looked darling on you; it could even be worn as a wedding dress for a beach wedding.

    1. You mean slow down the videos? Or slow down the blog? Thanks, Peggy! That’s my mom’s name too. Erin xo

  3. Erin,
    I enjoyed your dress video, but the one thing I kept looking at was the luminosity of your skin. What skincare are you using? What foundation are you wearing. Looks fab!!!
    Andrea
    Ps. I was lucky enough to win your Colleen Rothschild giveaway. Thanks!

    1. That is awesome! What do you think of her line? I LOVE her products. I have been using a line by Neutrogena which they hired me to test and review. That video will be out soon!! It’s called “Rapid Wrinkle Repair” retinol based skincare. I also love face oil cleansers and face oil moisturizer for days I’m feeling extra dry. Thanks so much!! Erin xo

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