A woman stands in front of a white gate and an open door, epitomizing the perfect brunch date dress in her V. CHAPMAN Avignon Ruffled Corset Mini Dress crop with ruffled layers and floral patterns. The garden scene in the background, full of flowers and greenery, complements her long, wavy brown hair and neutral expression.

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Pretty Designer Brunch Date Dresses To Elevate Your Weekend Wardrobe

Long catch-up chats, all the best food, and the fact you’re home by 2 pm, I’m a huge fan of brunch dates but an even bigger fan of pretty brunch date dresses! Since you’re here, I’m guessing the plans and the fashion are on your weekend wishlist too. And you’re in luck, I’ve found all the most amazing silhouettes to slip into for future mid-morning meet-ups. From dressier mini-length options for brunch dates at fancy restaurants, to relaxed-fit midi silhouettes perfect for your favorite café. Your dream dresses by Doen, Farm Rio, Ulla Johnson, and more are just a quick scroll away…

A woman in a FARM RIO Embroidered Puff-Sleeve Cutout Midi Dress 2 is sitting by the water on a stone pathway. She has braided hair, wears sunglasses, and has white accessories with her. There is a stone wall and a wooden pier structure in the background.

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A woman stands on a pathway in front of a stone archway, wearing one of those charming cream-colored, puff-sleeve DÔEN Katherina Dresses. She is holding onto a metal handrail with her right hand while surrounded by rocky terrain and lush vegetation.

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Puff Sleeve Brunch Date Dresses Are Essential

It’s a bold opinion, but I think puff sleeve brunch date dresses are as much a must-have as white summer dresses and LBDs. Pretty, romantic, and the ultimate throw-on-and-go outfit for midi morning plans, you’ll be reaching for these dresses on repeat all season long. For example, the Katherina dress by Doen. This stunning puff sleeve midi silhouette is one of the sweetest summer dresses out there. Not to mention, it’s incredibly versatile and eternally flattering. Firstly, it boasts a beautiful shirred top and a classic A-line skirt to flatter your figure. Secondly, it’ll go with every pair of shoes and every designer bag you style it with. Need some inspiration for your next brunch date? Throw your essentials in the gorgeous Hen wicker basket bag by Frances Valentine and slip your feet into the Ibor leather slingback sandals by Neous.

Meanwhile, if you’re all about color I get it. The embroidered puff sleeve cutout midi by Farm Rio might be the most beautiful blue dress I’ve ever seen. Its head-turning shade of deep blue with white embroidery is a match made in heaven. Not to mention the backless design couldn’t be more perfect for summer. Elevate the iconic cobalt hue and pair yours with trending metallic shoes and a coordinating bag. Hint: The Almost Bare metallic leather sandals by Aquazzura and the mini peak leather shoulder bag by Alexander McQueen belong in your cart with this dress.

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  • FRENCH CONNECTION Catrina Floral Ruched Midi Dress

    $138
  • ASTR THE LABEL Puff-Sleeve Bustier Midi Dress

    $148
  • ASTR THE LABEL V-Neck Pleated Midi Dress

    $109
  • FREE PEOPLE Going Steady Midi Dress

    $168
  • FREE PEOPLE Ultraviolet Dress

    $148
  • FREE PEOPLE Rosey Posey Set

    $248
  • ZIMMERMANN + Net Sustain Natura Appliquéd Belted Floral-print Recycled-crepon Midi Dress

    $895
  • PAIGE Shona Dusty Sage Multi Dress

    $329
  • DÔEN Tahlia Lace-trimmed Floral-print Silk-charmeuse Midi Dress

    $448
  • NINA RICCI Pleated Taffeta Mini Dress

    $1,110
  • DÔEN White Calsi Dress

    $398
  • BARDOT Lilah Sweetheart Corset A-Line Midi Dress

    $189
  • RHODE Fiona Wrap Midi Dress

    $445
  • ANTHROPOLOGIE Sleeveless Printed Knee-Length Dress

    $178
  • FARM RIO Embroidered Puff-Sleeve Cutout Midi Dress

    $360
  • LE SUPERBE Day Shifter Mini Dress

    $525
  • FARM RIO Carmina Short-Sleeve Embroidered Floral Mini Dress

    $325
  • ULLA JOHNSON Eden Shirred Gathered Printed Cotton-blend Midi Dress

    $490
  • DÔEN Elisabeth Floral-print Silk-crepon Midi Dress

    $598
  • V. CHAPMAN Avignon Ruffled Corset Mini Dress

    $465
  • DÔEN Katherina Dress

    $348
  • ALIX OF BOHEMIA Kaia Shirred Printed Cotton-voile Midi Dress

    $560
  • ZIMMERMANN Lexi Short Linen Wrap Dress

    $650
  • ULLA JOHNSON Adrienne Botanical-print Silk-chiffon Midi Dress

    $802

The Season's Prettiest Floral Brunch Date Dresses

Fact: you can never go wrong with floral brunch date dresses. Timeless and guaranteed to make you look and feel instantly put together, these dresses will see you through countless brunch dates and more. Firstly, another bold statement but the Day Shifter mini dress by La Superbe is my favorite floral mini dress of the summer so far. Firstly, the bright yellow hue is the ultimate warm-weather shade. Secondly, the sequin-embellished floral appliques demand attention in the cutest and most colorful way. Go with that and add colorful shoes and a bag like the Bon Bon leather and printed satin twill trimmed raffia bucket bag by Jimmy Choo and the Izzie knotted leather sandals by Loeffler Randall.

Finally, black floral dresses like the Adrienne botanical print chiffon midi by Ulla Johnson will be your go-to daytime events dress. Perfect for fancy brunch dates! Keep styling simple to put all the focus on your dress. Heels like the Roman Romance metallic leather sandals by Aquazzura with the medium Penelope raffia leather shoulder bag by Chloe will be perfect!

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A woman with short brown hair walks in a patterned room wearing an ULLA JOHNSON Adrienne Botanical-print Silk-chiffon Midi Dress. She has on beige heeled sandals. The background features wavy and geometric wall patterns and a similarly patterned carpet.

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A woman stands against a plain background, smiling. She is wearing the LE SUPERBE Day Shifter Mini Dress 2—a sleeveless yellow number adorned with large pink and blue floral patterns. She holds a small straw handbag and wears strappy yellow sandals.

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