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19 Top-Rated Casual Summer Dresses You Will Love

Post by Abi Gilman

When the weather forecast shows a pretty little row of sunshines and promises of 80+ degree days, you know it’s officially time to bust out your favorite casual summer dresses. >> Insert a collective “Hallelujah” here. <<

We’ll take a wild guess and assume that since you’re reading this post on casual summer dresses you’re already a proud supporter of #teamdress, and don’t need to be sold on why casual dresses are the ultimate summer outfit closet staple. So we’ll spare you the paragraphs about how dresses are easy to style, comfortable and compliment-generators. Instead, we’ve rounded up a list of 19 casual summer dresses that both customers and stylists adore.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a mini, midi or maxi dress. Whether you dig puffy sleeves or bungee straps. Whether you like your dresses billowy or curve-hugging with cut-outs. Whether you like bold and bright patterns or ditsy, cottagecore florals. Sis, we’ve got it all. Scroll ahead for our collection of trending casual summer dresses for this year.

7 Casual Mini Dresses

Ditch your denim shorts for these small-but-mighty mini dresses. This year’s trends include everything from basic black t-shirt dresses to boho-inspired bubble dresses ripe with dainty details. Whichever end of the mini-dress spectrum you fall on, rest assured all casual summer dresses pair fabulously with a basic white sneaker for an effortless throw-on-and-go vibe.

1. Noah Dress in Green

Style and comfort all in one? Sign me up! This simple smocked mini dress is anything but basic. It can be paired with just about anything to make the perfect casual summer outfit! It’s soft and stretchy material will keep you comfortable on the hottest days.

2. Janae Dress in Sage Floral

This perfectly flattering fit and flare mini dress is a great spring/summer staple. After all, you can never have too many floral dresses!

Photo: @shannwoodworth

3. Opal Floral Dress

Love a good boho dress? We’ve got you covered! This flowy floral beauty opal floral dress is a head-turner.

4. Z-Supply V-Neck T-shirt Dress 

Craving all-day comfort? This coveted, 100% cotton V-neck T-shirt Dress is a summer outfit staple and one of our best-reviewed casual summer dresses. Our stylists recommend pairing it with your favorite sneakers for an effortless and care-free summer look.

Woman in a black v-neck t-shirt dress by Z-supply - Casual summer dress subscription

 

5. Print V-Neck Embroidered Dress in Red

This amazingly detailed embroidered mini dress is giving us major vacation vibes! Pair it with your favorite sun hat and you are ready to hit the beach.

Photo: @realjetsetter

6. Madeline Mini Dress in Black Multi Floral

Summer nights call for a flowy sleeved dress. This black floral mini dress gives you all the comfort and style possibilities to make you feel unstoppable!

Photo: @msmarjorieann

7. Cotton Gauze Tiered Dress is Brick

Chill by the bonfire in this textured long sleeve mini dress. This flowy wonder is the perfect comfortable boho staple to have in your dress collection!

Photo: @jennyy_luxe

8 Casual Midi Dresses

Midi dresses are the middle child of summer dresses. They’re effortlessly everyone’s fave and they fit in just about everywhere. Dress these flirty frocks up with strappy heels and a red lip or play it low key with sneakers to own the casual summer dress vibe.

1. Z-Supply Sleeveless Reverie Dress

This one-and-done midi dress from Z-Supply is beloved by Wantable customers for its flattering fit and effortless vibe. In fact, we love it so much we keep it stocked in a few different colors and styles. Keep scrolling to find the Reverie dress in black and with sleeves.

Woman in a greyish blue midi dress and white sneakers - Z-Supply casual summer dress

2. Sundays Best Dress in White

Whether you’re headed to brunch, a winery, or a BBQ this dress is guaranteed to wow. Dress it up with heels or make it casual with sneakers or sandals! Either way this feminine white floral dress is no doubt about to be your new fav.

 

3. Short Sleeve Wrap Dress in Black Dewy Spray

This black floral summer dress is sexy and sweet, perfect for a night out.

Woman in a Black Floral Wrap Dress - Live and Let Live Casual Summer Dress

 

4. Jamie Leo Dress is Sandstone

Warning! Once you wear this dress you won’t want to take it off. This fun printed white midi dress is majorly versatile. Wear it day or night and you will be looking stunning for any occasion!

 

5. Lido Slub Midi Dress in Seaglass

Did someone say summer picnics? Stylists love this tiered midi dress for a casual effortless look!

Photo: @bethannwagner

6. Sonia Dress in Chocolate Brown

Unleash your confidence in this beautifully sexy slip dress. This popular dress will make the perfect outfit for your next night out!

Photo: @kallmesam_plustwo

7. Seaside Breeze Midi Dress in Sky Blue/White

Grab the champagne because this dress is meant to be paired with mimosas! The Seaside Breeze Midi Dress is another floral staple that is sure to brighten up your look.

Photo: @misschelseylee

8. Floral Bell Sleeve Tassel Midi Dress

It’s all in the details! This short sleeve midi dress is a boho dream.

Photo: @victoriabelliston

4 Casual Maxi Dresses

If there was an Olympics of casual summer dress trends, maxi dresses would be the gold-medal champion. These flowy one-piece-wonders will leave your sweatpants collecting dust. Whether you’re beating the heat on the couch and binging the latest season of The Bachelorette or hitting up the Farmer’s Market, the maxi dress is a summer trend you can rely on year after year.

 

2. Tropic of the Day Dress in Pink

Brighten up your wardrobe and your day with this beautifully colorful maxi dress!

 

3. Meet Me in Bali Maxi Dress in Pink Tropical

Major vacay vibes! If the sun in shining you are guaranteed to reach for this tropical print maxi dress.

4. Sweet Like Honey Maxi Dress

You’ll be reaching for this stunning yellow maxi dress from Lost + Wander. The cinched waistline creates a flattering look while the 100% cotton delivers a breathable feel. Perfect for a warm summer day!

Photo: @gabriellepayne_

5. Calaveras Dress in Ivory Print

Unique prints are sure to turn heads! This ivory print maxi dress is full of beautiful detail that makes it a perfect day time go to!

Photo: patricenicolealways

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