Surely, nothing is more unstoppable in summer than your best linen dresses.
Think about it: they’re just as breathable as your best linen pants, they’re perfect with your favorite denim jacket and nude heels, and when dressed up, they can be the darling of the cocktail dress. and the proven midi dress. .
Let’s also go back to the obvious. When it’s sweltering and sticky outside, you don’t want to throw anything but something that (1) feels like a second skin and (2) is as fluid as possible. (Related: best white dresses).
Not to mention, whether you’re looking for a slip-on outfit to serve as a work dress for your 9 to 5 or a cut-out dress for boozy parties, one of our favorite linen dresses is sure to be your go-to. -for.
Ahead, check out the 30 best linen dresses we’ve rounded up to pair with your comfiest heels (or sandals!). From fun floral prints to ones that almost look like t-shirt dresses, you won’t even think of the slight creases that characterize this material (pro tip: buy a steamer).
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It’s linen, but with a cutout touch. Abercrombie’s linen-blend cutout shirt dress looks just like your crop top and shorts ensemble, dressed in a highlight of that flattering skin. The classic polo-style upper is also a nice touch.
Keep things simple and airy in Goodthreads’ relaxed flutter sleeve linen-blend dress. Just under $20 and available in a nice selection of shades, the minimalist dress that fits everyone will keep you cool on scorching hot days.
We love a good midi dress, and Fore’s smocked and flared style is done with a twist: subtle side cutouts and a stretchy halter top that’s perfect for your next night out in the garden. Pair it with your favorite pair of espadrilles and you’ll look fabulous.
Hello, fun summer dress! We’re all interested in Express’ one-shoulder one-shoulder ruched linen-blend mini dress. Grab this skinny spaghetti strap number before it sells out, especially since it’s a limited-edition style.
If we’re being honest, this dress is modern Mulan. Everything from its chunky fabric wrap detail to its exaggerated loose sleeves makes it a lovely square neckline linen dress to wear this season. In addition, the color selection is quite generous.
If you’re looking for a little dress to simply throw on for a summer picnic (perhaps with our picnic baskets and essentials), look no further than the Heartfelt Lines dress from Hello Molly. The smocked green floral print is on trend, and we love the bikini top style.
Turn heads in the Summers in Seville Halter Tie Back Mini Dress from Lulus. It’s an elevated option for your next stay at the resort or a night out in your backyard, especially for its adorable bow back and luxurious print. Not to mention, we think it’s a phenomenal buy under $60.
Frolick around town in Nasty Gal’s Linen Puff Sleeve Mini Dress. Not only is the price affordable (just $31 right now!), but this understated lime tone is warm-weather ready, especially for its relaxed v-neck and frilly sleeves. Moreover, it looks great with white sneakers.
Real talk – if you love all things super girly, you need this candy pink midi dress in your closet ASAP. From the ruffled cap sleeves to its modest fit, Petal & Pup’s Genevieve dress is sure to bring the party to your party.
This edition would be incomplete without a mention of the Reformation; her investment-worthy dresses are just too good not to consider. Specifically, the label’s linen Bucatini dress is an adage to the Italian Riviera (and for that, we love it).
If you want to feel super coastal, go for the Jasmine dress from Rails. Its long-sleeved look is ideal for cooler nights, and we love the striped beach print that pairs well with it. Twisted Hoop Earrings by Amber Sceats ($49) and Great corner of Soludos ($115).
Some might say black isn’t suitable for hot weather, but we love it just as much as the white dresses in our wardrobes. For just $13, you can’t pass up this basic cami-style dress from SHEIN. With your favorite fine jewelry pieces, you will also add to its delicate charm.
Relaxed fit aside, we love Universal Thread’s Flutter Short Sleeve Woven Dress for that beautiful dark mauve color and blouse-style top. It’s also available in a ton of other colors, and it looks dynamite with your favorite jewelry.
As one of our favorite Abercrombie dresses of the season, the brand’s Halter Linen-Blend mini dress is one of the most dramatic nods to summer we’ve seen. This tangerine color is equally as good, and its sexy fit has you covered and hugged in all the right places.
Oh, we found a hidden gem on Amazon – and a brilliant one, too. This adorable baby pink tiered dress is adorned with the most precious eyelet details and comfortable airy fabric. Plus, it pairs well with your favorite designer clutch.
We’re thinking high-end vacations with Tommy Bahama’s Two Palms ruffled shift dress (or TikTok’s trending “Costal Grandmother” style). Available in two other natural shades, this polished yet lightweight handbag is the perfect summer splurge for enjoying sunny days in style.
It’s not a dress per se, but rompers are *almost* one, especially Express’s Floral Linen-Blend Puff-Shoulder Tie-Waist style. We can’t stop staring at it either – its bow-tie waist and intricate little cutouts on the puff sleeves are sweet for summer.
If you’re catering to a white party this summer, you have to get the Becca mini dress from For Love & Lemons. From its perfect puff sleeves to its rich eyelets, it will become the only white dress you will ever need (like ever).
If you can’t tell, we’re all about puff sleeves. Hello Molly has a sophisticated option that’s still youthful, thanks in large part to her subtle side slit and almost darling top. Plus, the light-toned lavender adds a bit of warmth to your other white dresses.
Not almost denim but almost like it, Lulus’ Days Like This Sleeveless Frill Mini Dress is adorable, perfect for any occasion on your calendar this summer and has a flattering tie that looks great in photos. For an extra touch, pair it with Lulus jewelry options.
The chocolate brown is definitely having a moment (and we’re not complaining about it). For a dress that will go down well in the fall, Nasty Gal’s linen puff sleeve mini dress is perfect to pair with nude heels and some of our favorite Amazon jewelry.
Breathtaking is one word to describe the Esther Dress from Petal & Pup. Its criss-cross detailing at the back is eye-catching, and its white and peach floral-print exterior is one you’ll receive plenty of compliments on.
Reformation has one of the sweetest wedding guest dresses you can find, especially for its fabulous navy color and trendy slit and flow. For $248, this is one of those investments you’ll thank yourself for buying.
We’re big fans of ruffles, which means we’re big fans of the Rory dress from Tularosa. It’s one of the most breathable options we’ve found, and especially stylish when paired with 8 The So Micro bag of other reasons ($165) and Schutz Angieh Heeled Sandal ($138).
Bright colors are perfect for summer, and nothing is more fun and party-ready than SHEIN’s Solid Ruffle Hem Dress. It adds a bit more pizzazz to your plain shift dress (thanks, the ruffled sleeves) and pairs well with a pair of neutral platform heels ($21).
Along with chocolate brown, green is also in the spotlight. For $20, you’d be wrong to overlook Universal Threads’ Sleeveless Tiered Gauze Dress. It’s that slip dress you need for mini golf outings, afternoons at the park or running errands.
Bow-tie straps make any outfit sweeter, and that’s why we love Abercrombie’s tie-strap linen-blend mini dress. Priced reasonably under $75, it’s this repeat style that will define this summer season.
When we think of linen, we often think of neutrals. Akivide’s button-up V-neck A-line dress adds a charming traditional touch to a versatile style, especially with its vertical buttons and flutter sleeves. Not to mention that it is available in black.
Turn up the summer heat with the Dulina Strappy Floral Maxi Dress from Ted Baker. Sure, we have our heart emojis ready to describe this one, especially to add a lot of festive flair to your holiday outfit options.
Business up front, party definitively in the back. From its tiered detailing to the cutest-ever tie-back detailing, this red style is sure to be a favorite in your wardrobe (just look at those ruffled suspenders!) Plus, it is available in other colors to choose from.
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