I'm a Modest Dresser, and This Is the Dress Trend I'll Be Living In This Summer

Am I the only one who imagines I'm frolicking through a field of flowers when I put on a loose and flowy dress? No, just me? Anyways, when the cottagecore trend took over last summer, as a modest dresser, I was relieved. While I think second-skin dresses look fantastic on fashion girls everywhere, there's something about a roomy dress that just gives a very ethereal feeling. The trend, filled with flowy frocks, has since become a fashion staple, especially in the spring and summer, with brands releasing varieties of breezy dresses with all sorts of patterns, colourways, and necklines. 

I don't know about you, but I'll most certainly be living in these kinds of dresses all summer. Not only are they stylish, but they're also breathable and comforting for the hot summer days. Plus, when you have no energy to think of an outfit, a loose dress always works. Just pair with sandals and a cute bag and voila—you've got yourself a solid summer outfit on deck. If you're looking to add more dresses to your rotation this summer, look no further than the options below. Whether you like to keep it in the solid-coloured range or want to experiment with patterns, you'll find something to love in this mix.


This will sell out, so snag it on pre-order while you can.

I love how the model paired this with sneakers.

This would look great styled with chunky sneakers for a juxtaposition in your look.



Statement colours in simple shapes always look striking.

These T-shirt dresses are becoming an obsession of ours.

This has been one of my favourite H&M dresses for a long time.

Anytime I see a dress in this hue, I think of Daphne Bridgerton.



This would pair beautifully with strappy sandals and a baguette bag.

Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2021 fashion trends to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. and has since been updated.

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