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#BuyArabDesigners: The 10 Best Summer Dresses to Add to Your Wardrobe

#BuyArabDesigners: The 10 Best Summer Dresses to Add to Your Wardrobe

Airy cut-outs, mood-boosting colors, and breezy silhouettes—summer dress season is in full swing. What better way to indulge in it than by supporting Arab designers at the same time?
Go for the fail-safe yet playful tie dye print with SemSem’s pink one-shoulder dress or with the cut-out number by Madiyah Al Sharqi x Karen Wazen. If electric colors are up your alley, you are sure to stand out by embracing a unique take on the summer dress with Lama Jouni’s lime green bodycon, the one-shoulder tropical kaftan by Dima Ayad, or the strappy dress with a daring slit by Mrs Keepa.
For everyday neutrals, the austere pieces by Kage, Noon By Noor, and Noor Al Bahraini have you covered. To take the minimalism up by a notch, look to Sandra Mansour’s edgier creation in black, and Nora Al Shaikh’s sarong-style spin on the kaftan.
If your wardrobe can benefit from a new summer dress or two this season, check out our edit above to ensure it champions regional talent too.
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Kate Middleton Gives the Floral Summer Dress Her Royal Stamp of Approval During the Caribbean Tour

Kate Middleton Gives the Floral Summer Dress Her Royal Stamp of Approval During the Caribbean Tour

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Summer dress season is upon us, and the wardrobe staple has just received the royal stamp of approval from Kate Middleton. Currently on a tour of the Caribbean with Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for their first dull day in Belize on Sunday, serving up ample style inspiration for the warm weather.

The royal’s outfit of choice for the sunny afternoon visit to a family-run cacao farm included a breezy dress from Tory Burch in a fail-safe floral print. White and red petals adorned the blue number, which featured a smocked bodice, short puff sleeves, and a calf-length skirt that came with tiers. Now (unsurprisingly) sold out, the easy-to-wear dress was paired with matching playful earrings from Sézane, which were made out of resin beads covered in blue thread. Middleton kept with the theme of woven accessories by swapping her wedges later in the day for a pair of white Stella McCartney raffia espadrilles, and carried one of her favorite purses, the straw fan clutch with red and white detailing from Anya Hindmarch.
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This marked the second time the royal has picked a blue outfit during the week-long tour. Arriving in Belize, the Duchess gave a sartorial nod to the host country’s flag by wearing a lacey blue Jenny Packham peplum top and skirt with a matching purse and heels in a similar hue. Her jewelry too, was remarkable—Middleton wore sapphire drop earrings and a necklace that came from a suite gifted to Princess Diana by Saudi Arabia’s royal family on occasion of her wedding in 1981.
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These outfits are the first two of many more noteworthy ensembles expected to be seen on Kate Middleton as the royal tour continues. After spending time in Belize, the couple will make their way to Jamaica and the Bahamas, before returning to the UK on March 27.
Read Next: Kate Middleton Styled Her Cobalt Blue Coat Dress with Matching Fine Jewelry

The 7 Best Spring Dresses to Ease Into Warmer Weather

The 7 Best Spring Dresses to Ease Into Warmer Weather

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Trees are blooming, days are longer, and there’s a fresh energy in the air. Your vitamin-D-deficient wardrobe can feel it too, as the best spring dresses are calling. With designers introducing fresh styles on the daily, now’s the perfect time to round out your closet with versatile options you can wear on repeat.
Street style looks from Fashion Month have caused a number of spring fashion dress trends to take off, from cutout styles that blur the lines between elegant and edgy to vibrant shirtdresses that added a pop of color on wintry streets. Tried-and-true silhouettes like flirty minis and slip dresses made appearances too, with subtle tweaks in styling (like pairing with thigh-high boots or puddle-proof shoes) to bring them into the now.
After an endless winter, the best spring dresses feel like a breath of fresh air—and the fashion trends dominating offer a little something for everyone. Check them out below.

The Cut-Out Midi
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Designers have taken “hole punching” to new heights, with midi dresses featuring all kinds of cutouts, slits, and unique twists for a next-level ab reveal. We’re especially fond of Reformation’s long-sleeve midi dress (the strappy detailing on the neckline is everything), which hits the sweet spot of being both sexy and transitional-weather appropriate. Andrea Iyamah’s plum midi dress is another best seller that’s perfect for a summer wedding.
The Shirtdress
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Equal parts easygoing and elegant, shirtdresses are an undefeated spring classic. Longer styles work well on their own, but you can also nail the look with just an oversized button-up—add a belt if you want to give an A-line silhouette. Plus, thanks to its inherent versatility, a roomy long-sleeve shirt can also be tucked into jeans or worn open over a swimsuit as a beach cover-up.
The Effortless Slip Dress
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Slip dresses are to spring what knits are to winter—essential and a no-brainer to style, whether you’re wearing yours with a cropped jacket and rain boots or with a blazer and sneakers. If you already have a classic black slip dress, introduce some color to your wardrobe by way of a pretty pastel that’s great for tonal dressing. With the right accessories, slip dresses can also work for summer or early fall weddings.
The Everyday Mini
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Minidresses may be your typical summer fare, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ease them into your spring wardrobe. The key to making a shorter hemline work during cooler days is by pairing it with taller boots—knee- and thigh-high boots are both great choices—then topping off with some kind of versatile jacket, like a trench coat or oversized blazer that allows you to secretly wear thinner layers underneath. Opt for a short-sleeve chiffon mini, a strapless or sleeveless number, or a V-neck silhouette with sweet puffed sleeves.
The Party Dress
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Blame it on the “vibe shift,” the Euphoria craze, or the night luxe aesthetic, but miniskirts are back, and so are micro-mini dresses. Halter styles, cowl necklines, and open-back numbers are dominating right now, especially in bold neons—think vibrant, outgoing colors that lean into the dopamine dressing trend and are perfect for releasing some pent-up fashion energy. Complete your party ’fit with sky-high heels for the ultimate night-out look.
The Jacket-as-Dress
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For springtime days when all you really need is a light jacket, why not wear actually your jacket as a dress? A-listers like Hailey Bieber are all about the no-pants look since it requires minimal effort to make you feel put together. It works with so many spring shoe trends, from boots to retro sneakers, and is also a clever way to get more mileage out of any sleeveless vest or oversized blazer you already own.
The Floral Midi
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Parting thoughts: No spring wardrobe is complete without a floral dress. Embrace the season of blooming trees with ditsy floral prints—Dôen and Christy Dawn’s size-inclusive options are Glamour-editor favorites—or opt for more bold, graphic versions, like Free People’s best-selling maxi dress, or Sézane’s pleated off-the-shoulder dress that has the tiniest shimmer throughout the fabric, making it a great spring wedding guest dress.
Originally published in Glamour.com

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