24 Designer Whimsical Dresses That Perfectly Capture This Year’s Romance Trend


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24 Designer Whimsical Dresses That Perfectly Capture This Year’s Romance Trend

With love in the air and the romance trend proving one of 2024’s hottest styles, we’ve found all the prettiest designer whimsical dresses to stylishly embrace the movement. From floral embellished mini designs to playful florals in floor-length silhouettes, no matter your style or the occasion, the dresses of your dreams are just a quick scroll away. Plus with all the most coveted whimsical dresses from Zimmermann, Oscar De La Renta, Elliatt, Zuhair Murad, and more, you’ll be truly spoiled for choice…

24 Designer Whimsical Dresses That Perfectly Capture This Year’s Romance Trend


24 Designer Whimsical Dresses That Perfectly Capture This Year’s Romance Trend


Mini Designer Whimsical Dresses Your Spring Closet Needs

Okay, we’ve officially had enough of winter and can’t wait for the arrival of spring so we can wear these adorable designer whimsical dresses! In particular, we’re looking forward to making the most of mini hemlines again when the weather warms up. Therefore, dresses like the Daisy embellished linen and silk-blend mini dress by Zimmermann are a must. From the plunge V-neckline and playful voluminous mini skirt to the all-over daisy embellishments and fresh white and yellow colorway. This dress stuns from every angle and will be a spring and summer favorite. Pair yours with trending flats like the Norah leather flat sandals by Malone Souliers. Then, throw your essentials in the Flamenco medium leather clutch bag by Loewe for a seriously cute finish.

Meanwhile, until temperatures rise, we’re focusing on long-sleeved dresses like the crystal-embellished belted floral-print linen and silk mini dress, also by Zimmermann. This dress will look incredible with heels or flats for daylight soirees and your evening plans too. We’ll be pairing ours with the gold woven flats by Guilhermina to add to the ornate, romantic style of the dress.  Then, for a final touch, we’re adding the Vivian leather bucket bag by Objets Daso.

Shop more Designer Whimsical Dresses selected and reviewed by our expert fashion buyers and stylists

  • GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Printed Silk Georgette Maxi Dress

  • ALICE + OLIVIA Fay Jacquard Corset Mini Dress

  • OSCAR DE LA RENTA Gardenia Lace Ruffle Mini Dress

  • MAC DUGGAL Flutter-Sleeve V-Neck Maxi Dress

  • BHLDN Wren Jacquard Asymmetrical Midi Dress

  • SIMKHAI Brielle Brocade Bustier Gown

  • 16ARLINGTON Tona Sequinned Satin Mini Dress

  • AS IT MAY Terry Tiered Gown

  • HOUSE OF CB Delia Long Sleeve Midi Cocktail Dress

  • CHARO RUIZ IBIZA Spiana Broderie Anglaise Cotton-blend Maxi Dress

  • ZUHAIR MURAD Floral Scene Bow-detailed Embroidered Tulle Gown

  • ZIMMERMANN Matchmaker Bandana-print Linen And Silk-blend Mini Dress

  • EMPORIO SIRENUSE Lotty Chios Embroidered Linen And Cotton-blend Midi Dress

  • ZIMMERMANN Daisy Embellished Linen And Silk-blend Mini Dress

  • TALLER MARMO Piccolo Ubud One-shoulder Feather-trimmed Crepe Mini Dress

  • ZIMMERMANN Matchmaker Liftoff Embellished Appliquéd Linen And Silk-blend Mini Dress

  • ZIMMERMANN Crystal-embellished Belted Floral-print Linen And Silk-blend Mini Dress

  • MICHAEL COSTELLO X Revolve Oleksandra Gown

  • HUTCH Charley Deep-V Pleated Tiered Maxi Dress

  • ELLIATT Zayla Mini Dress

  • ERDEM Floral-jacquard Organza Midi Dress

  • ZIMMERMANN Matchmaker Gathered Silk And Wool-blend Mini Dress

  • ZIMMERMANN Matchmaker Daisy Open-back Appliquéd Linen And Silk-blend Gown

  • AJE Earthen Floral-print Organza Maxi Dress


Long Designer Whimsical Dresses For Spring & Beyond

With spring just a couple short months away, we have our eyes on romantic designer whimsical dresses we can wear as soon as it arrives. For example, the flutter-sleeve V-neck maxi dress by Mac Duggal. Firstly, the all-over soft, multi-colored, painterly floral print gives an instant air of romance. Secondly, the voluminous ruffled sleeves, gathered V-neck bodice and floaty ankle-length skirt make for the prettiest springtime silhouette we’ve ever laid eyes on. Not to mention, thanks to the lace-up back, you’ll stun from every angle. Add simple heeled sandals and a color co-ordinated bag to this outfit for maximum style points. We highly recommend the Sicilian 85mm slippers by Femma La, and the pink Musubi leather cross-body bag by Acne Studios.

Another dress you can wear this bag with? The Delia long-sleeve midi cocktail dress by House of CB – it’s the midi dress of our dreams! From the super flattering square neckline and long fitted sleeves to the deep green hue and ditsy floral print. It’s as pretty and it is flattering and will work for countless occasions on your social calendar this year. So, add your go-to heels and slip into this dress for everything from dinner dates to parties.

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24 Designer Whimsical Dresses That Perfectly Capture This Year’s Romance Trend


24 Designer Whimsical Dresses That Perfectly Capture This Year’s Romance Trend

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