If you're a fan of the old-school look of smocked clothes on your little girl, Spring is your season! Beautiful warm(er)-weather dresses with smocked detailing are popping up at our favorite kids retailers, and it's never too early to start shopping for sunny days ahead. Can't wait to dress her up? Pair your fave find with cozy leggings and a cardigan, and she's ready to show off her new smocking — even if there's still wintry weather where you live.
What better way to dress up your Summer wardrobe than with just that — the season's prettiest lineup of warm-weather dresses. We watched dresses in every color of the rainbow take a spin down the Spring '12 runways. Not to mention, these feminine frocks ran the gamut from ultra-diaphanous and flowy to edgier asymmetrical hems and colorblocked silhouettes. Now, we're transplanting those styles to our own closets, with a focus on the biggest trend takeaways and coolest details. From a '20s-inspired drop-waist shape to flirtier ruffled necklines and floral prints, we honed in on the hottest dress styles. So, let this roundup act as your guiding light for all things dress-related. Whether you're ready to make a serious investment or just want to amp up your Summer sheath quotient, we promise we've got what you're looking for. Click through to find the perfect dress to wear right now.
At Coach's Summer party in NYC, Dianna Agron stepped out in this beautiful Tracy Reese colorful, retro impressionist dress ($298). The actress was surrounded by a slew of Hollywood beauties, but her bright shift and stunning accessories — strappy sequin Miu Miu sandals, two-tone Coach sunglasses, and an oversized buckled belt — really made her stand out from the crowd. If you, too, want to brighten things up, shop Dianna's exact dress to pair with neutral wedges for brunch, bright sandals for date night, or these gold Diane von Furstenberg sandals ($298) for a Summer wedding.