A person stands against a light blue curtain backdrop wearing an ETRO Floral-print Cotton-poplin Mini Dress, large hoop earrings, sunglasses, and brown knee-high boots. Perfect for those summer weekend dresses kind of days, the individual has long, wavy hair and poses with one hand on their hip.


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I’m A Shopping Expert: Here’s All The Summer Weekend Dresses Currently In My Basket

In my experience, looking stylish on off-duty days is all about the summer weekend dresses you stock your closet with. Maybe you’re heading to a brunch date with friends or strolling around a farmer’s market. Perhaps you’re heading to the beach, or simply running errands. Whatever your plans, having a selection of pretty one-and-done outfits means you can be out the door in seconds. Ready to enjoy your time off in style. So, will it be a cute, relaxed-fit mini dress from Free People or Etro? Or, maybe a classic midi design courtesy of AJE or Dôen. Kepp scrolling, your dream off-duty lineup awaits…

A person is standing on the deck of a boat, with boat rigging and sails visible in the background. They are wearing a sleeveless, floral-patterned DÔEN Benoit Dress perfect for summer weekends. The sky is clear and the scene suggests a warm, sunny day.


A woman stands in front of a brick wall and doorway, wearing one of the latest FREE PEOPLE Ultraviolet Dresses—a white dress with large black polka dots. She has her hands in the dress pockets and is looking at the camera. She is also wearing black shoes with ankle socks, and her long hair is down.

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Printed Summer Weekend Dresses That Hit Every Time

Summer weekend dresses you can reach for no matter the occasion are like gold dust. Dress them up with kitten heels for lunch or low-key dinner dates, wear them casually with flats for everything else. I’m talking about silhouettes like the Benoit dress by Dôen. Firstly, this dress offers a gorgeous, ditsy floral print with a flattering fitted bodice and barely-there spaghetti straps. Secondly, it has a tiered ankle-length skirt with a classic A-line shape. It’ll flatter your figure the moment you have it on. Not to mention, it’ll go with every pair of summer shoes you own. I recommend, styling this dress with flat sandals like the Izzie knotted leather sandals by Loeffler Randall, and a cute raffia bag like the Cesi Conch shoulder bag by Poolside.

Meanwhile, lovers of classic monochrome prints and timeless silhouettes will adore the Ultraviolet dress by Free People. I’m head over heels for its oversized polka dot print, floaty maxi skirt, stunning shirred bodice, and statement criss-cross back. Pair this dress with flats for laid-back plans, or dress it up with modest heels for lunch and dinner dates. Pro tip: shop the beautiful and versatile Ibor leather slingback sandals by Neous and College medium quilted leather bag by Saint Laurent. They’ll both look amazing with this dress and countless others in your closet.

  • FREE-EST Vivi Mini Dress

  • FREE-EST Summer Romance Mini Dress

  • FREE PEOPLE Ultraviolet Dress

  • FOR LOVE & LEMONS Camille Mini Dress

  • FREE PEOPLE Rosey Posey Set

  • AJE Charmed Ruffled Satin-trimmed Linen-blend Mini Dress

  • ETRO Floral-print Cotton-poplin Mini Dress

  • AJE Cohort Mini Dress

  • AJE Catalyst Pleated Midi Dress

  • COMME DES GARÇONS Bow-detailed Pleated Satin Midi Dress

  • GOLDEN GOOSE Journey Denim Midi Dress

  • DÔEN Benoit Dress

  • DÔEN Arleen Dress

  • DÔEN White Calsi Dress

  • ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN Leopard-print Gathered Recycled-chiffon Maxi Dress

  • LEMLEM Gete Striped Embroidered Cotton Halterneck Midi Dress

  • MARANT ETOILE Siana Belted Embroidered Cotton-gauze Maxi Dress

  • ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN Tiered Recycled-chiffon Maxi Dress

  • PAIGE Pallas Midi Dress

  • CHELSEA28 Embroidered Eyelet Smocked Sleeveless Maxi Sundress

  • SUNDAYS Aurora Linen Mini Dress

  • FARM RIO Carmina Short-Sleeve Embroidered Floral Mini Dress

  • MAEVE Linen Edition The Colette Midi Dress

  • ALIX OF BOHEMIA Kaia Shirred Printed Cotton-voile Midi Dress


Square Neck Summer Weekend Dresses To Buy Before They're Gone

Square necklines are going nowhere this season and pretty summer weekend dresses like these are the reason why! Firstly, the Summer Romance mini dress by Free-Est has your beach trips and vacation days covered. The powder blue hue is undeniably beautiful while the ruffle straps and tiered, relaxed fit ensure you stun from every angle. Wear this dress with bare feet on the sand or dress it up with gold sandals and a coordinating bag to elevate the colorway. I recommend the mirrored leather sandals by Gianvito Rossi and the Idle Hands sling bag by FP Collection.

Finally, the Rosey Posey set by Free People deserves a top spot in your summer rotation. Firstly, it has the cutest silhouette with floral trim, functional pockets, and an adorable square neckline. Secondly, you’ll get endless compliments on this look. So, lean into the print and playful vibe of this dress with pink accessories and Mary Jane flats. The Galleria Saffiano mini bag by Prada and Shelly flats by Jeffrey Campbell will work perfectly.

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A woman is wearing the FREE-EST Summer Romance Mini Dress, perfect for summer weekend dresses. The dress has a small bow at the neckline. She has a necklace with a pendant, and her hair is styled in loose waves. She is standing against a plain background.

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A woman with blonde hair stands confidently in a sleeveless, white dress adorned with pink floral embroidery at the hem and buttons down the front. This perfect example of the FREE PEOPLE Rosey Posey Set is paired seamlessly with red shoes and a red necklace, her hands resting casually in white pockets.

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