42 Best Floral Dresses For Women That Are Utterly Lovely

Table of Contents The Skinny StrapsThe Marc Jacobs floral-print crepe midi-dressTory Burch strap back dressAgua

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Certain pieces define each season; cozy knitwear in fall, exquisite outerwear for winter. In the heat, it’s undoubtedly any one of the best floral dresses for women—a meadowy wildflower print, a bold blooming pattern, or something more dainty. Just ahead of fall, you’ll get plenty of wear out of a new style or two—we’re sure a few more parties, alfresco dinners, or an end-of-season vacation is on the docket. So, why not seek out a new style or two to ensure a stylish floral moment, be it a leg-baring mini, sweeping maxi, or versatile midi to carry you through the workweek and weekend? Even better, you can transition your favorites to cooler weather with the swap of accessories or an extra layer.

Floral dresses are inherently feminine, but modern iterations span all aesthetics. Think effortless slips that befit minimal or unfussy tastes, pretty midis boasting sophistication for the office or an event, and large-scale blooms covering voluminous silhouettes for statement-makers. Then, of course, lovely details like a corseted bodice, meadowy motif, or a frilled neckline exude sweetness—a spot-on choice for those with an affinity for romanticism.

While you certainly have a few floral frocks at the ready, ahead, discover 42 of the best floral dresses for women worth adding to your collection before summer’s end.

The Skinny Straps

You’ll channel a ’90s mood in a floral dress with slim straps. On the hottest days, an empire waist will float effortlessly with a cooling effect. To steer things in an ultra-feminine direction, go for a sweetheart neckline or corseted bodice.

The Marc Jacobs floral-print crepe midi-dress

Tory Burch strap back dress

Agua by Agua Bendita Acacia bustier floral linen dress

Mango maxi dress with back slit

Bernadette Jules Hortensia-print taffeta minidress

The Vampire’s Wife the Love Bug floral silk maxi dress

The Bold Blooms

For sartorially daring tastes, the bolder the floral print, the better. A retro-inspired midi reads confidently sophisticated at work, while a whimsical melange of colors is suitable for a party. Craving something bolder? A mixed-motif style or design with cut-outs will guarantee all eyes on you.

Hill House Home Lucy nap dress

Rhode Pia floral-print ruched cotton-poplin minidress

Carolina Herrera floral-print tiered bustier midi-dress

PatBo blossom cut-out beach dress

Merlette Rossetti print dress

The Idyllic Look

You’ll master the trend of the season in a romantic floral print dress. Think bustier-style silhouettes, meadowy motifs, and frilled accents like ruffles and lace.

Altuzarra Daisy shirred floral-print crepe midi-dress

Vince floral knot front drape maxi dress

LoveShackFancy Oakley floral-print cotton dress

Rixo Summer Meadow print midi-dress

ByTiMo frill-trimmed eco-jacquard midi-dress

Lug Von Siga Melody floral-print cotton-blend midi-dress

The Puff Pieces

No silhouette feels as current as these puffed-sleeved, flower-covered versions—they look decidedly summery. Try a drop-waist or babydoll silhouette for added nostalgia, or go more daring with cut-outs for a chic skin reveal.

Reformation Melony floral gingham square-neck linen midi-dress

Autumn Adeigbo Midge floral cut-out midi-dress

Self-Portrait puff-sleeve floral-print taffeta dress

Brock Collection floral cotton voile minidress

Ulla Johnson floral-print puff-sleeve dress

The Mini Dresses

What’s more essential than a mini dress to stylishly survive the thick summer heat? Keep things sophisticated for work in a style with short sleeves. For festive occasions like a wedding or cocktail hour, how about a bow-tie top, flouncy shoulders, or voluminous tiers?

Alice + Olivia Melvina tie-front minidress

Borgo de Nor Jane shirred sunflower-print cotton minidress

Jonathan Simkhai Zaria floral mini wrap dress

Ulla Johnson Cassian floral cotton-blend minidress

La DoubleJ Honeybun tiered ruffle minidress

Saint Laurent floral silk minidress

The Midi Dresses

A floral midi dress is the ultimate number for weddings to garden parties and baby showers to bridal lunches, whether you prefer scattered florets, tropical blossoms, or blooming embroidery.

Rebecca Taylor floral strappy open back silk dress

Ba&sh Dalid printed tiered dress

LoveShackFancy Weslan midi floral cotton dress

Farm Rio floral sea midi-dress

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& Other Stories floral print cut-out midi-dress

Silvia Tcherassi Calusa floral-embroidered midi-dress

The Maxi Dresses

Few floral dresses epitomize easy summer living quite like a sweeping maxi. Whether you tend toward voluminous silhouettes to languid designs, you won’t want to be without one during weekend jaunts or week-long getaways.

Zimmermann Cassia floral cotton dress

Dôen Drew ruffled floral-print silk-georgette maxi dress

Reformation Tana floral linen maxi dress

La Ligne floral print A-line dress

Borgo de Nor Agnes V-neck tiered dress

Celine long draped dress in silk Georgette