Sweetheart Dresses: 10 Summer Styles To Rock This Season

As an ode to this summer staple, we’ve rounded up 10 favourites.

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From a clothing point of view, there is nothing sweeter than a summer dress.

The unique outfit presents an effortless option for everyday dressing, while adding comfort to any warm weather wardrobe when chosen in a flowy silhouette and lightweight fabric.

As an ode to this summer staple, we’ve rounded up 10 favourites. From chic stripes to delicate florals, here are the dresses that ended up in our baskets this season:

Packing game

This charming New Saturn mini dress from one of Aritzia’s house brands, Wilfred, earns extra style points with a wrap detail. Pair it with strappy sandals and a denim jacket for a laid-back day spent browsing the local farmer’s market.

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$78 | Aritzia, artizia.com

Perfect prints

A bold Indonesian ikat pattern and saturated green hue add interest to the otherwise simple silhouette of this Cleo dress from Parisian label Ba&sh. The length of the loose mini dress is balanced with elbow length sleeves and full volume. We love the idea of ​​pairing this piece with some cool cowboy boots for a boho-chic look.

$385 | Ba-sh.com

The fineness of the knit

Knit and crochet pieces are on the rise this summer. Step out on trend with this Jayden Pointelle knitted midi dress from Australian brand Ever New. The midi dress features a fitted silhouette and a halter neckline, as well as straps that cross over the back, to show off a bit of tanned skin.

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$139.99 | Always new, evernew.ca

large gingham

Fashion and function collide with this aptly named The Smock Dress from Everlane. The 100% cotton poplin design features a tiered midi skirt, “bra-friendly straps” and a form-fitting smoked bodice. It’s the perfect summer dress to throw on for all your daily activities.

$149 | Everlane.com

wardrobe workhorse

This summer midi dress from new in-house brand Hudson North at Hudson’s Bay is about to become a wardrobe staple. The material design of the t-shirt features a slim fit and an office-friendly midi length so you can wear it from work to the weekend. For those who like a little more waist definition, the design includes a removable string belt to cinch in the middle.

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$65 | Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com

Awesome levels

Another dress that can easily be worn in rehearsal, this tiered babydoll dress from Toronto-based brand Kotn features a scoop neck top, empire waistline and tiered skirt. The style, said to be inspired by the Canadian Prairies, is made from ethically sourced Egyptian cotton. Pair it with your favorite sneakers, sleek leather mules, sparkly sandals… the list goes on.

$70 | Kotn, kotn.com

Hello, yellow

From eye-catching sleeves to a cute plaid pattern, this Old Navy Flutter Sleeve Plaid Flare Mini Dress is a dreamy summer find. The lightweight design, available in sizes XS to 4X, also includes pockets for those who prefer a stash-and-go style.

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$39.99 | Old Navy, oldnavy.com

The power of the flowers

This pink polo neck bodycon dress with embroidered daisies from PrettyLittleThing brand ticks several trends in one style. From the embroidered detailing to the ’90s-inspired polo dress silhouette, this mini dress is sure to get a few extra “likes” to wear.

$75 | prettylittlething.ca

pretty pink

Available in a selection of hues, this Rebecca wrap midi dress from Vancouver-based brand Smash + Tess makes dressing up easy. A short-sleeved take on the brand’s best-selling wrap dress style, the design is crafted from a soft and stretchy bamboo and cotton blend, ensuring it’s as comfortable as it is stylish.

$120 | Smashtess.ca

Designer mash-up

In case you haven’t heard, Japanese retailer Uniqlo and Italian luxury fashion brand Marni have teamed up this season for a cool capsule collection of colorful pieces. Among the releases is this Striped Short Sleeve Dress, which sees a t-shirt dress style elevated to the extreme with striped detailing and cool color. If you manage to grab one before they’re all sold out, count yourself one of the lucky few.

$39.90 | Uniqlo, uniqlo.com

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