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Spring 2021 Dress Guide

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Since this post last week, I’ve heard you loud and clear: you want more dresses. And I’m here to deliver. I know I said my spring dress guide was coming last Thursday…and it’s the following Friday. Which makes me a week and a day late, could be a new personal best for me. BUT like your favorite procrastinator, I’m also a perfectionist, and to be fair, there are a LOT of dresses available this spring and I just looked at each one online. My eyes are burning BUT I found all the pretty dresses that I would 100% wear each and every one of them if I had a billion dollars.

The one I ended up buying is this beautiful number from Reformation. It’s linen and the perfect weight for spring and Summer. I always think about what I want to wear in the summer when I want to dress up and a nice light dress comes to mind. This one is casual and elegant at the same time, so it’s exactly what I want. I could use it for a wedding if someone invited me to one, that is, but I could also use it for an easy patio dinner. I’m in the middle and it fits TTS!

Find it from Reforma here.

Find it at Nordstrom here.

Below you will find my favorite dresses for spring! You’ll see a lot of colors, but also a lot of neutrals and Black and White dresses. I also tried to do a mix of price points, so we got the expensive one ($240 from Farm Rio) at a cheap $26.50 from Amazon. So I hope there is something for everyone here! Check out my favorite dresses below.

Kendi’s Guide to Spring Dresses

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from left to right:

Farm Rio Maxi / Target Orange Maxi / Reformation Silk Dress / Scoop Sage Dress / Anthropologie Maxi
Caslon TieRed Maxi / Scoop Tie Waist Dress / Eliza J Surplice Dress / Rahi Purple Dress / FP Pink Maxi
Reformed Linen Dress / WAYF Cut Out Dress / Moon River Eyelet Dress / Scoop Neck Ruffle Sleeve Dress / Poplin Dress
LayeRed Midi Dress / Ruffle Sleeve Maxi Dress / Puff Sleeve Midi Dress / Scoop Neck Sleeveless Dress / Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

A few notes:

  • If you are looking to come out of this pandemic in the BRIGHTEST shades possible, I see you. I love this Farm Rio dress and would love to see myself in it in a tropical location. This scene currently only exists in my dreams, but still, it’s a good dream. On a whole different budget scale, at under $40, this orange maxi is DARLING and a little less tropical/beachy. And if you want to look like you just stepped out of the Anthro catalog, Anthropologie’s tieRed rainbow maxi is for you.
  • GiveLet me tell you how excited I was to find some gems for under $50! I am going to try them on (IF they are in stock!) because I love them so much. I love this ruffle sleeve maxi dress for under $40, it comes in Black or White! Or this gorgeous sage puff sleeve dress is under $30, but it comes in a few other muted shades as well. I also can’t get over this layered cotton maxi – I love finding a dress that also covers a swimsuit and a peak is key for this double-duty dress. Shout out to this tie-waist dress that’s also under $40 – it could work for a day dress or a pool dress!
  • I also had to put two of my favorite Amazon finds on this list. This sleeveless scoop neck dress is very similar to a Reformation dress and the fit is perfect. I wear a medium and it is not too tight and it fits me very well. I also love this mini dress with the flared sleeves. I love it (and got it!) in Black, but there are a wide variety of colors for you to choose from! Both are less than $30.