Where to Wear: Spring Dresses

Perfect spring dresses from Revolve, J Crew, BCBG, and others, plus where to wear them!

You already know where to find your spring style essentials, but let’s talk spring dresses for a minute. After wrapping my legs in approximately ten layers of fabric all winter, I’m ready for breezy style. Even if you aren’t a “girly girl” type, there are some pin-baring options for you here, too!

This is the first post in the brand-spanking-new series called Where to Wear – because clothes are only as fun as the experiences you have in them. I’ll be sharing my favorite Chicago events and locations, plus destinations around the world.

Perfect spring dresses from Revolve, J Crew, BCBG, and others, plus where to wear them!

 

 

Must-have spring dresses and how to style them // Revolve blush lace dress

Azalea Dress // Revolve

Where to Wear: Matching your dress to your drink is the new thing, if you didn’t know. Grab a glass of rosé (I’m a fan of the brand new Rock Angel from Chateau d’Esclans) at your fanciest upcoming wedding, or preferably the nearest yacht.

Style tip: Pair with a barely-there sandal and minimal jewelry to let the dress (and you) shine. 

Must-have spring dresses and how to style them // J Crew Chambray Dress

Chambray Dress // J. Crew

Where to Wear: Farmer’s market season is upon us. Check out your local listings (here you go, Chicago) and peruse the Instagram-worthy towers of fresh goodies while looking Instagram-worthy yourself.

Style tip: Add white Converse for cool-girl style that lets you walk miles, or dress it up a little with a belt and ankle boots. 

Must-have spring dresses and how to style them // Revolve wrap dress

Change of Thought Wrap Dress // Revolve

Where to Wear: No one follows the white after Labor Day rule anymore, but the kick-off of summer is still monumental. Grab a rooftop cocktail at Cindy’s to enjoy gorgeous views of Chicago and celebrate the start of the city’s best season.

Style tip: Layer your jewelry to really make an impact.

Must-have spring dresses and how to style them // RED Valentino floral dress

White Daisy Dress // RED Valentino

Where to Wear: Ah, wedding season. As your calendar fills up with bridal showers, weddings, and bachelorette parties, you’re going to need a lot of dresses. Celebrate your favorite bride by rocking this dress to her bridal shower.

Style tip: Have a lot of events and don’t want to drop $$? This dress is available from Rent the Runway! 

Must-have spring dresses and how to style them // Revolve plaid dress

Savannah Button Down Dress // Revolve

Where to Wear: When last night’s antics make getting dressed feel impossible, throw on this little number. Cute, comortable, and a little grunge – perfect for killer food and a some hair of the dog at a place like Kuma’s.

Style tip: Rock the bedhead with abandon – this dress makes it look like intentional, model off duty style.  

Must-have spring dresses and how to style them // Revolve

Lover of Mine Plunging Mini Dress // Revolve

Where to Wear: As temperatures rise, showing a little skin changes from a death wish to a necessity. Rock this number for your next hot date. My Chicago picks: Violet Hour, The Aviary, or Tanta.

Style tip: Add a bright clutch (as shown) to make this pastel dress work all the way through summer 

Must-have spring dresses and how to style them // BCBG abstract maxi

Inga Abstract Maxi // BCBGMAXAZRIA

Where to Wear: This dress screams vacation. Pack your bags and find somewhere with sand and saltwater. Learn how to book a last-minute trip for cheap. Miami will do nicely in a pinch.

Style tip: This bright maxi dress doesn’t need much embellishment. Wear shoes you can kick off, just in case you can find a beach to walk along. 

 

Go ahead –  grab one (or three) of these spring dresses, then go explore your city or find a new one to visit!

Cheers,

Rachel