There’s something undeniably flirty about summer mini dresses. Just in time for peak heat, there are so many mini dresses to shop this year with feminine fits in classic whites, floral prints, and bright and bold hues.
I love to throw mine on casually with a tote and simple sandals, but you can wear them just about anywhere. See below for 15 of the best mini dresses to wear all summer long.
Summer Mini Dresses
Casual Mini Dresses
J.Crew Linen Shift Dress—This dress is the goldilocks length—not too long or too short—for everyday wear and comes in five neutrals and brights. It is lined and has pockets.
Everlane Linen Apron Dress—I had a hard time choosing between this sundress and this cross back alternative, but ultimately this one won out for slightly more feminine lines. Everlane is one of my favorite brands for quality basics, though, so you won’t be disappointed by either!
Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress—This list would be incomplete without this athletic option because it is one of my most-worn casual summer mini dresses. I have it in three colors and wear it to walk, hike, and play tennis. I wear nipple covers underneath for a little more coverage.
Theory Drape-Back Dress—Every few years Theory knocks it out of the park with a best selling design and this mini dress is one of those. It’s made from a linen that doesn’t wrinkle easily and feels great against the skin. It flatters like a bodycon with all the comfort of a fit and flare. I love the ruffle neckline and cascading back detail. See it on me in this red, white, and blue dress roundup.
Rhode Resort Ella Dress—This dress is a personal favorite of mine. It’s an investment-worthy staple that you’ll want on every vacation in your future. It’s the best beach dress to slip on after a day in the sun. The braided belt detail takes it a notch above every other white mini out there.
Hyacinth House Caterina Mini—A smocked bodice and puff sleeves give this under $150 dress unique details. I love that it rides the line between bohemian and feminine, making it easier to dress up or down.
Tuckernuck Annie Smocked Dress—Sometimes simple is best, and this Tuckernuck short dress is the perfect example of that. For the girl who wants to add drama to an everyday casual white mini, the voluminous sleeves are balanced by a modest length and simple skirt.
Floral and Printed Minis
Reformation Kenzi Dress—With a sweetheart neckline and an empire waist, this floral babydoll dress is perfect for a summer party or wine tasting.
Mille Kiki Dress—I love the citrus print on this dress, which feels a little vintage. It can be worn off the shoulder or as a scoop neck.
Faithfull the Brand Viola Dress—I’m a huge fan of Faithfull the Brand dresses (they’re almost always under $200 and the quality is great). I love the brown print on this short sleeve dress. It would be easily carried into fall with a camel blazer and knee high boots.
Banjanan Ellian Dress—I’m always more excited when a dress has pockets, and this sweet sleeveless floral mini dress has ruffled accents along the neckline to boot.
Long Sleeve Mini Dresses
H&M Tie-Belt Dress—This dress’ voluminous details are balanced with a tie belt waist to keep your shape. I love the wide neckline to show a little décolleté.
L’Academie Meadow Mini Dress—Best for dressing up, this mini has eye-catching details like a v-neck, skirt overlay, and tie closure. This wrap dress is perfect for a night out with the girls with your favorite jewelry and strappy sandals.
Johanna Ortiz Simple Pleasures Dress—A mini worthy of a splurge for a special occasion, like a honeymoon, this cutout dress nails boho feminine. For smaller budgets, this Banana Republic style is similar.