Maybe it's a little over-zealous to start planning which thigh-baring dresses you need for spring when leaving the house without tights right now still feels like frostbite central. But preview these 12 whimsical spring dresses and you'll see why shopping early isn't just for fanatical fashion types.
Maybe we've been re-watching La La Land too often, but we're thinking we could pull off romantic technicolor dresses on our magical date nights, too.
Saloni Off-the-Shoulder Neoprene Dress, $343; matchesfashion.com.
P.S.A.: Do not sleep on this dress. Any beautiful and affordable Gucci-esque ruffle dress like this one will sell like hot cakes 😰.
Shirt Dress with Ruffles, $60; hm.com.
The epitome of spring: a sleeveless, collared shirt dress with more poppies than a field in England. Dress it up with sharp flats or sling-backs at the office, or with sneakers in your OOO hours.
Printed Ryder Dress, $140; toryburch.com.
Multi-colored stripes aren't the easiest for the average person to pull off (or love in general), but if you gravitate toward prints, the floppy skirt on this one is worth it just for the *extra breeze potential*.
Striped Flounce Dress, $70; zara.com.
One major reason to get excited about spring: pussy-bow dresses like this one that make head-to-toe denim actually look wearable.
Denim Tie-Neck Shirt Dress, $138; madewell.com.
At first, you think it's just another boring work dress. *But then* you notice the peplum that makes it a faux-shirt-and-skirt-combo. Layers upon layers.
Layered Skirt Shirt Dress, $150; cosstores.com.
The layers of tassels and the fire-engine-red hue make this so much more than a boring shift dress.
Fringey Tweed Sheath Dress, $148; jcrew.com.
Not too long that you look like a Big Love extra and just enough psychedelic print to give it a cool '70s feel. Coachella, here we come!
Dandelion Dress, $95; stories.com.
Velvet doesn't exclusively have to be a holiday thing. And when it's in powder-blue like this one, it won't look like one, either.
Ganni Hayden Velvet Dress, $440; needsupply.com.
It's a little NSFW on its own, but pop a crisp white shirt underneath and a pair of slick booties? Your work here will be done.
Embroidered Print Dress, $60; shop.mango.com.
Because you'll want to own at least five (six? seven?) of these when the temperatures really start rising.
A-Line Cotton Dress, $85; stories.com.