The Best Romantic Dresses to Wear Year-Round

Photographed by Nadine Ijewere, vogueSeptember 2020

The best romantic dresses feature understated elegance and are easily versatile for any occasion. Wear one on a summer date, weekend picnic, trip to the museum or a wedding – the options are plentiful. A romantic dress can take many forms but is most often characterized by an A-line silhouette and a midi length. Find options in whimsical floral prints or solid tones; styles made from lace and linen to silk and satin. They can be smocked at the bodice and puffed sleeves; sleeveless or asymmetrical, but above all, they are feminine and flattering to wear, all with an accentuated waist.

Photo: Edd Horder/Courtesy Emilia Wickstead

Photo: Edd Horder/Courtesy Emilia Wickstead

Romantic dresses have been spotted throughout the Spring/Summer 2022 collections, from Emila Wickstead to Markarian. Discover more of these delicate and charming dresses in Over the Moon’s exclusive collaboration with Brock Collection or from cult brands like Dôen and Hill House Home, which brought these unique dresses to fame. Wear one with a pair of espadrilles, slides for something more casual, or dress them up with a pair of heels for a special occasion. In short, a sweet romantic dress is a summer wardrobe must-have. Buy one now in our upcoming edition.

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