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Dresses are classic summer outfit. And who doesn’t love a cute summer dress? Something about the light material and the freedom it gives while still being feminine makes it eye-catching. Also, dresses are easy to style and can make you look put together effortlessly. This may sound cliché, but I feel very empowered when I’m wearing a beautiful dress.

Marilyn Monroe once said: “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world”. Of course, she was right. But I would make that quote my own and say:” Give a girl the right dress and she can conquer the world”

I’m a girlie girl by all means, and dresses have always been my thing. I have probably hundreds of dresses sitting in my closet right now. I’ll probably not going to use them all in just one summer.
Is it a waste? I don’t think so.

First, I believe dresses are a great investment. They have a major staying power due to the wide variety of patterns, styles, colors, and fabrics. If you know how to shop for them, dresses can be timeless and perfect for a capsule wardrobe. After all, you can recycle them year after year. Whether you prefer a mini, midi, or maxi, there’s no doubt you’ll be living in them for the next three months. This summer, maybe even more than any other, as we’re trying to ease back into social life.

Whether you’re attending a wedding, a graduation party, going on vacation, or just looking for something casual, I decided to create this guide to help you get started.

Places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Nordstrom are great places to shop. I also like to shop at local and online boutiques when I want unique styles at different price points.

My favorite stores when I want something unique, are Reformation, Revolve, and Lulus. I especially love Reformation for the quality of the design. I also like the fact that the material used in their dresses is mostly recycled. And if you’re like me and worries about the impact of the fashion industry on the environment, you know Reformation is a great company to support. The only drawback is that they’re not as affordable as other places. Regardless, I believe we all like a splurge once in a while, and most people don’t mind paying more for quality.

Other great places I like to shop for dresses are Red Dress Boutique, and  Pink Lily for casual fashion.

As you can see, the choices are seemingly endless. Which is great but it can also be overwhelming. Here I narrowed it down to a list of trendy dresses that I think you should put on your shopping list:





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