Trees are blooming, days are longer, and there’s a fresh energy in the air. Your vitamin-D-deficient wardrobe can feel it too, as the best spring dresses are calling. Now that the sun has made more than a few cameos in 2023, the time to manifest your favorite spring outfits is nigh.
Street style looks from fashion month have caused a number of spring dress trends to take off, from lacy numbers that straddle the line between elegant and edgy to vibrant maxi dresses that add a pop of color on gloomy days. Tried-and-true textiles like poplin, denim, and silk (classic for slip dresses) make appearances, with subtle tweaks in styling (like pairing the latter with an oversized bomber, a key spring jacket trend) to bring them into the now.
After an endless winter, these cute spring dresses feel like a breath of fresh air—and the dominating fashion trends offer a little something for everyone. Shop them below.
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Leather and Lace
If you’re constantly asking WWSND (“What Would Stevie Nicks Do?”) the answer is always pair leather with lace. The whimsigoth queen perhaps meant that metaphorically, but we’re being quite literal. Bridging from last year’s slip dress trend, we’re adding a layer of grunge to the classic feminine piece in the form of heavy boots and/or a leather jacket. Snag outfit ideas from #balletcore or #ballerinasleaze, or the Miu Miu spring-summer 2023 show arrivals (we’re still sweating from this Cindy Bruna masterpiece) for something more polished. PS: If you’re looking for celeb inspo, Alexa Chung has walked these roads for literal years.