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Best Spring Dresses – Client Favorite Dresses

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Staud $225

Collecting the best spring dresses is my favorite pastime. Each February and early March I dive into spring dress shopping, not just for my clients, but also for myself. As many of you know, I am enamored with spring and summer fashion (and weather!). Plus, I throw a big party each March for my birthday and I must (must!) have the most amazing spring dress for the occasion. Listed below are all my favorite spring dresses that I’ve put on myself and various clients lately. You will see everything from cute to sexy, short to long, and there is a dress for every body type.

My Favorite Stores For Spring Dresses

Shopping is made easy when you follow my blog and look at my narrowed-down recs, but I also have some tips for all you independent shoppers looking to find dresses on your own. When it’s time to shop for spring dresses each year, these are my go-to haunts…

  1. Revolve
  2. Anthropologie
  3. Bloomingdale’s
  4. Nordstrom

My Go-To Brands For Spring Dresses

Let’s narrow this down even further to the best brands for spring dresses. Here are the designers I am always checking in with to find fun, flattering spring dresses for my clients…

  1. Ulla Johnson
  2. Alice + Olivia
  3. A.L.C. (read my full brand spotlight here)
  4. Farm Rio (see my full brand spotlight here)
  5. Amanda Uprichard
  6. Natalie Martin

How To Hunt For The Best Spring Dresses

Anyone who has shopped from Revolve knows the deep overwhelm it comes with. My god, the amount of inventory they have is baffling. Plus, they do this annoying thing where they show you the same dress multiple times in a well-filtered search — argh! So here are my tips on shopping for the best spring dresses.

1. Start early

Spring dresses arrive online around March 1st. The best spring dresses available at a store like Revolve will sell out within a week.

2. Filter Your Search

Shopping for spring dresses is a breeze if you know exactly what you want. If the website allows, filter your search down to:

  1. Color
  2. Sleeve length
  3. Hem length
  4. Neckline
  5. Price
  6. Occasion (I recommend Casual + Vacation for spring dresses)
  7. Fabric Content (Skip polyester!)

3. Sort by Newest

Since you are shopping for spring dresses right when the gun goes off, it is very helpful to sort your search by “newest.”  I often do this as my only filter when shopping for myself. With my wardrobe in peak performance, I am in search of true fabulosity — the best of the best, the most perfect item of its kind, so I like to get to the newest items before the best is gone. I was actually shocked (and it is hard to shock me) that half of the spring dresses I put on clients last week are already sold out! Everyone always complains the items I recommend sell out fast, but this was something else.

Farm Rio Black Coconut Grove Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress

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Farm Rio $285

You know I love Farm Rio. This long-sleeved maxi dress is a great transitional option for spring since it has enough coverage to add some warmth!

Available at Farm Rio, Amazon, Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s, and Anthropologie.

Sizing: Available in XXS-XL, runs small

Material: 100% cotton

Boden Louise Linen Midi Shirt Dress

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Boden $195 $156

Yellow is one of those “controversial” colors that many people feel like they can’t wear. But as I go over in a past blog post on the color, everyone can wear it, it’s just about finding the right shade for your skin tone. Or when in doubt, go with the most versatile shade of yellow, which will flatter almost everyone, aka the color of this gorgeous spring Boden dress.

Available at Boden.

Sizing: Available in 2-22

Material: 80% linen 20% Recycled Linen

Agua by Agua Bendita Nispero Habitat Dress

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Agua by Agua Bendita $750

Available at Revolve, Shopbop, Tuckernuck, Bergdorf Goodman, and Moda Operandi.

Sizing: Available in XS-L

Material: Self: 100% linen, Lining: 100% cotton

Velvet by Graham & Spencer Long-Sleeve Printed Wrap Mini Dress

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Velvet by Graham & Spencer $275 $209.95

Available at Anthropologie, Amazon, and Velvet by Graham & Spencer.

Sizing: Available in XS-XL, runs true to size

Material: Viscose

Omika Mariana Mini

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Omika $328

Available at Omika

Sizing: Available in XS-L. It’s an intentionally oversized style, so an XS/S is recommended for waist measurements 30″ or smaller

Material: 100% Cotton Voile

Valentina Shah Carlotta Blazer Dress

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Valentina Shah $595 $417

Available at Revolve.

Sizing: Available in 0-10. Runs large, order a size down.

Material: 90% polyester, 10% elastane

Abercrombie & Fitch Ruched Knit Mini Dress

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Abercrombie & Fitch $80

Available at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Sizing: Available in XXS-XL, true to size

Material: Lining: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane, Body: 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane

J.Crew Tiered shirtdress in cotton poplin

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J.Crew $138 $89.50

Available at J.Crew

Sizing: Available in 00-24

Material: 100% regenagri-certified cotton

Caroline Constas Charli Dress

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Caroline Constas $495 $223

Available at Revolve

Sizing: Available in XS-XL. This dress will work best for women 5’4″ or shorter.

Material: 70% cotton, 28% polyester, 2% elastane

Staud Wells Mini Dress

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Staud $225

Available at Nordstrom, Tuckernuck, Saks 5th Avenue, and Bloomingdale’s.

Sizing: Available in 00-16.

Material: 98% cotton, 2% spandex

Michael Costello X Revolve Variegated Rib Bodycon Dress

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Michael Costello x Revolve $208 $127

You can see how I styled this dress here. The pink color is mostly sold out, but it’s still in stock in some other fabulous colors!

Available at Revolve

Sizing: Available in XXS-XL.

Materials: 90% rayon, 10% spandex

Saloni Lea Shirt Dress

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Saloni $795

Available at Saloni. And in a light pink pattern at Saks 5th Avenue, Shopbop, and Neiman Marcus.

Sizing: Available in sizes 0-14. Runs true to size.

Material: 100% silk

Paige Samosa Dress

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Paige $279

Available at Revolve, Nordstrom, Paige, and Zappos.

Sizing: Available in 00-14.

Material: Self: 92% rayon, 8% spandex, Skirt: 55% cotton, 45% viscose, Lining: 100% cotton

Amanda Uprichard Francine Midi Dress

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Amanda Uprichard $268 $209.99

Available at Amazon and Everve.

Sizing: Available in XS-L.

Material: 100% cotton.

Ulla Johnson Emmaline Dress

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Ulla Johnson $470 $329

Available at MyTheresa, Revolve, and Net-A-Porter.

Sizing: Available in 00-10.

Material: 100% cotton

Rhode Ozzie Dress

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Rhode $435

Available at Revolve and Saks Off Fifth.

Sizing Tip: Runs large

Materials: 100% cotton

Best Spring Dresses From Years Past

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Amanda Uprichard x Revolve $268

I originally wrote this post on the best spring dresses years ago, and update it regularly due to its popularity. I’ve left a few photos below for nostalgic purposes. Whenever I update older posts, I love to hold on to a collection of images as a bit of a time capsule so we can watch how our style evolves.

Loft Tiered Mixed Media Midi Tank Dress

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Loft $99.95

Cosabella Talco Side Slit Dress

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Cosabella $120

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