March 20th marked the first day of Spring, and while much of the U.S. is lacking the “springtime” climate, fashion has sprung forward and already has us scrambling for cash to buy that perfect dress. Between Easter, Graduation, and upcoming summer break, there are so many occasions for wearing a dress – and not just casual, simple dresses, but chic, fabulous ones too.
This year, spring fashion is (predictably) centered around bright colors as well as pastels, florals, polka dots, and stripes. So there’s a little something for everyone, so long as it’s colorful and/or printed. Along with that, the basic silhouettes are of course acceptable, but this season, ruffles, tie/wrap dresses, “knot,” and off-the-shoulder features are already dominating.
The trends are all over the place this year, and as such there are tons of options to choose from.
Overwhelmed by the choices? Here are nine cute spring dresses that need to be in your closet ASAP. (But really, hurry, because they will sell out fast!)
The Casual Striped T-Shirt Dress
Perfect for: Days on campus, low-key weekends
Pair this casual lace-up t-shirt dress with some slip-on sneakers and you will look fashionable and cute without much effort (and while staying incredibly comfortable!).
The Everyday Midi Dress
Perfect for: Late spring evenings
For those cooler temperatures at the start of Spring, this rib-knit midi dress is the perfect mashup of your favorite striped sweater and the alluring bodycon silhouette (plus a sexy slit!).
The Flirty Day Dress
Perfect for: Warm spring days spent outside
For those warmer spring days, spend the day outside exploring the city looking absolutely fabulous in this sweet off-shoulder dress. Retro shades optional but highly recommended.
The Sequined Formal Dress
Perfect for: Spring formals, fancy parties
Sequins and tassels are just a few ways to glam up a simple bodycon dress, plus, Nasty Gal has a 45% off student discount happening right now!
The Little Lavender Dress
Perfect for: First dates
For those first date occasions, looking sexy, but not trying too hard, can be extremely tough. Good thing we found the perfect dress for you, in a trendy shade of lavender. As a bonus, Tobi has amazing discounts 90% of the time!
The Low-Neck Skater Dress
Perfect for: Girl’s Night Out
A fun night out always calls for a bold look, and this dress is perfect for hitting the clubs with your girls. Springtime brings cooler temperatures at night, so the mesh-detailed long sleeves are ideal.
“But black is not springy,” they say. They’re wrong. Black never goes out of season or style.
The Fashion Girl Wrap Dress
Perfect for: Instagram-worthy brunches
The Classic Floral Frock
Perfect for: Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is the time to bring out that classic pastel, floral dress that practically screams spring. The ruffles on the hem and sleeves of this frock make this dress a superb choice.
The Little White Dress
Perfect for: Graduation
Congratulations! The white dress has been a graduation fashion tradition for years, and it’s not going anywhere. This round neck jumpsuit dress is perfect to go under your gown and the cap tops off the entire outfit.
Which dress is your favorite?
Let’s make Spring 2018 a season full of color, sophistication, and fun in terms of fashion. Just before you know it, summer will be here, so enjoy spring while it lasts!
Have you bought any cute spring dresses yet? If so, what did you buy? Share your finds with your fellow CF girls in the comments!