When the sun is out and temperatures are rising, there’s nothing like slipping into pretty short dresses to stay cool in style. To make sure you and your closet are fully prepared for the sunshine season ahead, we’ve prepared an irresistible edit. It’s been lovingly curated selecting the most beautiful designer dresses with short hemlines for any and every occasion you have planned. From strappy styles you can wear in the evenings to adorable puffed sleeve dresses for daytime events. We’ve handpicked only the best, designed by our most beloved womenswear designers. Will you choose a long sleeve smock look by Erdem or Farm Rio? Or might a stunning printed mini dress by Zimmermann or Saint Laurent catch your eye? One thing’s for sure, you’ll have all eyes on you no matter which of these must-have dresses you decide to make yours!
As the weather slowly shifts from spring to summer, pretty short dresses with long sleeves are perfect for both casual and dressier events. A particular favorite of ours right now is the Sibyl floral print cotton mini by Erdem. Its high back and contrasting scoop neckline are giving us serious modern-vintage vibes alongside the empire waistline. Not to mention its pretty dark pink floral print and long fitted sleeves. Style this gorgeous floral dress with flat sandals for summer brunches and laid-back outdoor gatherings.
Are your evening RSVPs are once again beginning to stack up? If so, we highly recommend adding the Botanica printed linen and silk mini dress by Zimmermann to your evening closet. Its mesmerizingly voluminous sleeves are truly unforgettable. Meanwhile, its open back and playfully flared skirt make for the prettiest mini silhouette. Finally, its cut-out sweetheart bodice with fitted bra cups takes care of flattering your figure to perfection. Style this bewitching pastel dress with heels and secure best-dressed status wherever you choose to wear it.
Pretty short dresses are even more welcome in our closets when they’re not only beautiful but versatile. One dress we plan on styling with both flats and heels this summer is the Emily sweetheart mini by HVN. After all, our closets are nothing if not built on the prettiest LBD’s we can style up or down for various occasions! We also adore its contrasting red print, eternally flattering fit and flare silhouette, and short flutter sleeves. Go for a cute matchy-matchy look with red shoes, or, opt for black sandals to keep things classic.
Those on the lookout for short strappy dresses this summer will be instantly taken with the Daphne printed mini dress by Bec & Bridge. Its playful yellow florals scream summer yet it keeps things chic with a straight neckline and cowl back. Wear this with flats or heels, just be prepared for an unending stream of compliments coming your way this season!