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10 Floral Dresses to Wear on Repeat

This perennial favorite is once again in bloom.

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Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.

Floral motifs have taken a lot of heat. They're often dismissed as predictable— especially for spring— when in fact, they can be multi-faceted. There are the moody romantic florals, the cute dainty varieties, the exotic tropical versions, and the whimsical abstract styles. The blooms that walked the runways for spring/summer 2020 are familiar, but fresh. We want to make arrangements to wear all sorts of them! While last year's Laura Ingalls Wilder-inspired prairie dresses will still be around this season, consider alternative silhouettes too. Try out shorter floral dresses for night or a grand puff sleeve for special occasions. Trust us, when the temperature breaks 70, you'll want more than one floral dress to slip into. Ahead, shop 10 flower adorned dresses that will become the MVP of your blooming summer wardrobe.

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1
The No-Brainer
Floral puffed sleeves dress
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Mango mango.com
$49.99

This puff-sleeve baby doll dress will be your solution to hot summer days and date nights alike. Add a belt to show off your waist or your favorite choker-style necklace, perfectly framed by the square neckline.

2
The arts-and-craftsy pick
Floral-Embroidered Cotton Dress by Sea
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Sea modaoperandi.com
$485.00

This dress marries two of our favorite trends this season—patchwork and florals. You can style this one on its own paired with a mule or a low top sneaker or wear it as a tunic over your favorite cropped jeans.

3
The Surprise Option
Steph Floral Midi Dress
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RIXO intermixonline.com
$430.00

This floral midi-length dress will be on constant rotation this summer. The open back makes it suitable for cocktail parties, but add a shrunken cardigan and you're ready to sashay around the office.

4
The Classic
Marisol Dress
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All Things Mochi shopbop.com
$453.49

This lightweight floral-embroidered dress is practically begging to come with you on that late summer vacay. Wear it with barely-there sandals and your favorite sun hat.

5
The Sweet Choice
Parke Dress
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Reformation shopbop.com
$198.00

Stripes are the perfect companion to cascading florals in this sweet linen dress. Adjustable shoulder straps help achieve the perfect fit, while pockets make it a functional choice when paired with this season's micro bags.

6
The Show-Stopper
Floral Midi Dress
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Miu Miu modaoperandi.com
$3,940.00

This splurge-worthy dress is the vintage treasure you've been searching for, but never actually found. Until now! Wear it to all of your warm-weather gatherings, including weddings and bar mitzvahs. We think you'll find that the price per wear is actually a return on your investment. 

7
The Wanderlust Winner
Lita linen and cotton-blend midi dress
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Rebecca Taylor matchesfashion.com
$180.00

This A-line, midi length dress seeks inspiration from the flora in the south of France. Wear it alongside your favorite tote bag and a pair of espadrilles to pretend like your sipping rosé in Provence.

8
The Ladylike Look
Embroidered Dress
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Tory Burch toryburch.com
$598.00

You'll look cute as a button in this floral and pinstripe number. Offset the girlish smocked waistline and ruffled cuffs with a boyish loafer.

9
The Party Pick
floral flared midi dress
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Dolce & Gabbana farfetch.com
$1,395.00

We love this rose studded dress for summer weddings and special nights out. A boned bodice ensure it hugs you in all of the right places, while shoulder bows and the V-neckline give it an ultra romantic touch.

10
The Relaxed 'Fit
Floral Satin Dress
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H&M hm.com
$59.99

This dreamy dress from the  Johanna Ortiz  x H&M capsule is on our summer wish list. Voluminous layers create a free-flowing silhouette for weekdays in the city and weekends on the coast.

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