If the little black dress is your go-anywhere look all winter, consider the floral sundress a similar wardrobe essential, come summer. Just as the power of the LBD lies in its likeness to a blank canvas, it is the floral sundress’ ability to do the complete opposite that makes us love it so. That is, of course, because a printed frock doesn’t really need anything at all. It’s one of the ultimate throw-on-and-go pieces any girl can own. It’s also incredibly transitional, which is also a huge selling factor. It can be dressed up with heels, down with sneakers, topped with an edgy leather jacket or fashioned as a preppy ensemble with a blazer. You get the gist.
This summer, we’re loving the floral sundress in all shapes and sizes—minis, midis and maxis in all colors of the rainbow. We’ve collected wrap dresses that do our ‘70s-loving selves proud, while also throwing a nod to the ‘90s with mini slip dresses made of silk. We love a structured silhouette, but also like to have some shifts on hand for those days we’re looking for the least fuss possible. To help you hit the ground running on the seasonal staple, we’ve culled our favorite picks from our favorite brands. The best part is, they’re all under $250. Since these pretty flower-filled numbers won’t break the bank, you might even be able to pick up more than one while you’re at it!