WHERE TO SHOP FOR SUMMER DRESSES

06.15.21

I’m leaning into summer style in a big way this year and one category I’ve been obsessing over is dresses. Today is the final day of dress week on the Style Journal and I thought I’d share a list of where I’ve been looking for summer dresses (& the ones currently on my radar!).

This post is a quick roundup of some spots to check out (several Canadian options!) if you’re keen to add a dress or two to your summer style repertoire. I hope this list points you to a few good options!


This post is not sponsored or produced in partnership with any brands mentioned but does contain affiliate links. If you see something you like and decide to shop through the links included, I may earn commission on a sale at no additional cost to you. All opinions are always my own and I only share items/brands I’d personally support and think you might like too. Thanks for supporting Style Bee!


PRICEPOINT KEY

$ – $100 USD and under | $$ – $100 – $200 USD | $$$ – $200 USD – $500 USD | $$$$ – $500 USD and up


EMERSON FRY

($$ – Really beautiful prints and easy-going, elegant shapes. Caftan dreams for sure!)


CHRISTY DAWN

($$$ – So many stunning dress options in a broad size range. The Basil Dress is a personal favourite. – Use DAWN15 for 15% Off your first order.)


ABLE

($$ – Fun, wearable summer classics. – Use LEEV20 for 20% Off any order, any time.)


JENNI KAYNE

($$$ – Minimal, effortless breezy options. – Use LEE15 for 15% Off any time.)


KOTN

($-$$ – Comfy, casual options for everyday like the Tiered Babydoll Dress. Canadian brand! – Use LEEV10 for 10% Off any first order)


BOHÈME

($$$ – This Canadian-made indie brand does some of the comfiest looking options.)


PARK & FIFTH

($$ – Lovely options for a range of summer occasions. Canadian-made indie brand!)


FRANK & OAK

($-$$ – Functional and fun everyday and work appropriate styles. Canadian B-Corp!)


A BRONZE AGE

($$$ – Lots of lovely tiered styles. Canadian-made brand!)


ULLA JOHNSON

($$$ – Stunning fabrics and layering details. Definitely dreaming of owning one someday.)


VETTA

($$ – Versatile range, perfectly in between dressy and casual. The Smocked Tiered Dress is en route to me currently and I cannot wait!)


RACHEL PALLY

($$$ – Bohemian meets minimalist. Sign up for 15% Off your first order.)


EVERLANE

($-$$ – Easy-going fits, neutral tones, at an approachable price point.)


LINEN FOX

($ -$$ – Wide colour range and lots of linen essentials.)


OFFON

($$ – Lots of colour/pattern options and lovely shapes.)


SÉZANE

($$ – Gorgeous selection of wearable dresses with a keen attention to detail.)


FAITHFULL THE BRAND

($$$ – So many delightful styles, great for a special occasion or holiday.)


ACE & JIG

($$$ – The most incredible woven fabrics and patterns.)


REFORMATION

($$-$$$ – For something a little sassy, sultry or special, this is a great place to start.)


MADEWELL

($$-$$$ – Lots of great everyday options in a wide range of styles.)


DAUGHTERS OF INDIA

($$ – Australian brand that does some gorgeous prints with a timeless bohemian feel.)


HILL HOUSE

($$$ – Makers of the Nap Dress, great option if you’re looking for a smocked bodice.)


BUDGET TIP: If you find a brand or style you really like but the price point is out of budget, make sure you explore Depop, TheRealReal, eBay, ThredUp and Poshmark to see if there’s anyone selling the piece you’re after.


A FEW SUMMER DRESSES ON MY RADAR



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  1. ShannoN says:

    Hi Lee, where’s the black dress from in the cover picture? Very cute!

  2. Birgit says:

    Hi Lee,

    I‘ve also been obsessing over dresses this year, now that summer is finally here! This whole pandemic-lockdown situation is doing funny things to my style! Thanks for lovely inspirations both styling wise and shopping wise. May I add a recent discovery of mine, the danish brand Skall Studios, who have lots of lovely dresses and other clothes too! Not sure about shipping outside of Europe unfortunately but worth checking out.

    Also- your house by the lake is an absolute dream, fully understand that you decided to move there! Looking forward to all the before/after renovation blogs 😃

    Wishing you another lovely day there,
    Birgit