The days are longer, the hemlines have begun to rise and the world suddenly seems to have become more colorful. Spring has arrived. While there’s so much to love about the season, one of the main reasons we look forward to it is the much-needed swapping of your closet. Goodbye sweaters, hello spring dresses. Sophisticated classic dresses for church, colorful dresses for weekend brunches, and casual styles for every day in between. The only challenge, of course, is choosing the right one.
Here are some of our favorite preppy women’s dresses for making a chic statement this spring.
The Shift Dress
There’s a reason why the shift dress never goes out of style: it’s simple, sleek and universally flattering. A classic shift dress isn’t only timeless, it provides the perfect canvas for layering on colorful accessories. Consider white or pink because they are versatile and easy colors to style; you can style a sleeveless shift with a statement necklace or a pair of tassel earrings. Layer on a jean jacket if you’re going for a more laid-back look, or wear it with a colorful cardigan and wedge sandals for a more classic take. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with a shift.
The Boho Dress
This spring, channel your love of color with a boho-inspired dress featuring accents like ruffled sleeves, tassel ties and embroidery. It’s a dress that manages to be eclectic and on-trend at the same time. With so many eye-catching details, all you need is a pair of Flipjacks or espadrilles and minimalist jewelry to complete the look. Most of all, the flowy fit leaves you comfortable for that all-day brunch buffet.
The Seersucker Dress
Down South, we adore all things seersucker. It is the essential southern fabric — breathable, lightweight and feminine. A classic sleeveless shift dress in blue fits the dress code either for a coffee with friends at your favorite local café or a date night at that cool, new rooftop bar. Dress down with your favorite pair of sandals or add heels and pearls to take it up a notch.
The Embroidered Dress
There’s something undeniably feminine about a floral embroidered dress. This timeless design is the perfect wardrobe addition to transition from spring to summer wedding season. With so much detail, take a simple approach to accessories and stick to nude sandals or heels. Put your hair up in a twisted braid or a top knot to own the look.
The Midi Dress
It’s official: the midi dress is the fashion must-have of the season. Love your maxi dresses but craving something a little different? Keep the length diversity but up the style factor in a seersucker midi dress. Don’t trick yourself into thinking you can’t pull off the look; all ages and heights can rock a midi. We recommend a pair of pumps or wedges to pull off this fresh and flattering new length.
When spring rolls around, it’s only natural to start itching for new additions to your wardrobe. After all, down south we aim to look our best. Luckily, any of these five classic dresses are bound to make a spring-ready statement. Now the only question is, what to caption all of those Instagram photos of your #OOTD?