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Step Into Spring with 16 of the Season’s Best Dresses


Photograph by Craig McDean; Styled by Grace Coddington.

Transitioning into the spring season can be a feat for your wardrobe. There are days that feel like summer and some where the winter chill still lingers. But when the sun does start shining and the temperatures rise, you’ll find us tossing away our layers in favor of the season’s best new spring dresses. On the Spring 2019 runways, almost every big brand featured florals in a unique, retro fashion. Channel your inner 1970s hippie with Miu Miu’s maxi dress or Michael Kors’s silk slip dress, or, if you like to show some skin, find off-the-shoulder minidresses from Valentino and Caroline Constas — they’re the perfect complements to a sun-kissed glow and a chic spring sandal. Plus, as always, there are season-specific newbies to take note of, like resort brand Coco Shop. With an official launch date of April 9, the brand specializes in feminine dressing for even the most downtown girl. Step into the spring season and shop 16 of the best new dresses, below.

1
PACO RABANNE

If one thing’s certain this spring, it’s that leopard print is here to stay. Continue on the trend with this dress by Paco Rabanne, which combines ladylike lace with the ideal amount of leopard.

Buy now: Paco Rabanne dress, $1,400. farfetch.com

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VALENTINO

On spring days that bring borderline summer weather, throw on this mini from Valentino. The off-the-shoulder neckline is the perfect vehicle for that sun-kissed glow you’re craving.

Buy now: Valentino dress, $3,400. farfetch.com

3
STONE COLD FOX

This silky, sexy number from Stone Cold Fox, called the “Temptation Gown,” lives up to its namesake. With its skinny straps and open back, this dress perfectly embodies that California cool girl vibe.

Buy now: Stone Cold Fox dress, $270. thestonecoldfox.com

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DE LA VALI

It’s no surprise that Ibiza-based brand De La Vali makes the perfect spring party dress. Pair with a Grecian sandal and head to any beachside soirée.

Buy now: De La Vali dress, $354. farfetch.com

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RIXO LONDON

The spring season means a lot of things: warm weather, blue skies, and sitting out in the sun with a glass of rosé. Rixo Lonodn’s polka-dot dress pairs perfectly with this scenario, and even features breezy long sleeves to combat any winter chill that might linger in the air.

Buy now: Rixo London dress, $390. farfetch.com

6
HVN

Harley Viera Newton’s eponymous brand, HVN, has made feminine dresses that feel effortlessly cool its bread and butter. The “Lindley” dress, made from silk chiffon and printed with cherries, elevates any spring daytime look.

Buy now: HVN dress, $695. modaoperandi.com

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FAITHFULL THE BRAND

Faithfull the Brand’s midi length, floral-printed dress features a fitted silhouette that accentuates any frame. The ruffles on the hem give it an added flair.

Buy now: Faithfull the Brand dress, $180. modaoperandi.com

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COCO SHOP

With an official launch date of Tuesday, April 9, we couldn’t resist including this dress from new resort brand Coco Shop in our round-up. While its silhouette is strongly feminine and classic, the print stays current and cool for even the most downtown girl. Hold tight for a few more days to get your hands on this number!

Buy now: Coco Shop dress, $560. cocoshopwi.com

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BERNADETTE

Created by the mother-daughter design duo Bernadette and Charlotte de Geyter, Bernadette pays homage to femininity and simplicity. The mix of ease and elegance is what makes this silk slip a must-have.

Buy now: Bernadette dress, $735. net-a-porter.com

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MIU MIU

Time travel back to the 1970s with this retro floral-printed maxidress from Miu Miu.

Buy now: Miu Miu dress, $1,810. mytheresa.com

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MICHAEL KORS

Proceed with the spring floral motif with this silk slip dress from Michael Kors Collection.

Buy now: Michael Kors dress, $2,595. modaoperandi.com

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CAROLINE CONSTAS

Take on the minidress with this floral number from Caroline Constas. Its crisp colors and intricate designs are details to covet.

Buy now: Caroline Constas dress, $360. mytheresa.com

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TOPSHOP

For revamped spring picnic attire, look to Topshop’s khaki striped dress. Its midi length makes it the perfect complement to a mule or a sneaker.

Buy now: Topshop dress, $45. topshop.com

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FABIANA FILIPPI

Consider this your ideal weekend frock. The lightweight linen feels comfortable and cool, especially when styled with a moto or denim jacket.

Buy now: Fabiana Filippi, $1,010. fabianafilippi.com

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LOVE SHACK FANCY

With its puffed sleeves and floral print, this dress from Love Shack Fancy oozes romanticism, making it the perfect weekend getaway staple.

Buy now: Love Shack Fancy dress, $495. modaoperandi.com

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OLIVIA VON HALLE

Olivia Von Halle may have made her namesake in luxury nightwear, but this zebra slip dress is sleek enough to wear on a night out when the weather starts getting warmer.

Buy now: Olivia Von Halle dress, $445. shopbop.com

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