The 13 Best Floral Dresses

Combining nature’s prints with seasonal cuts and colors, the best floral dresses are classic, organic-inspired staples that deserve inclusion in your year-round capsule. Stylish yet unfussy, they’re easy to dial up or down as the occasion calls for.

Wondering how to style a floral dress? The effortless option is a pair of shoes that match your skin tone — flat or heeled is up to you — and a coordinating neutral bag: this formula is endlessly adaptable and can be tweaked for brunch or a wedding by simply adjusting your accessories. Dress it down with a field jacket or denim topper and a pair of sneakers or boots for cute and casual days, whether that’s hitting the flea markets or meeting a friend for lunch. Certain dresses are work-appropriate and look sharp under a blazer, which you can ditch once you’re off the clock if you have plans that evening. For dressier occasions that require more impact, the temptation might be to match your accessories to your outfit, but with statement prints, it’s generally better to let the pattern stand out for a modern look.

For colder days, a floral dress lends incredibly well to layering. Even if the dress is unlined, the pattern will hide a pair of tights or leggings. They’ll look ‘90s-baby layered over a tee or turtleneck, and never underestimate the power of a good biker jacket and boots. (Over-the-knee boots are another good option if you skew more #fashion than indie.) For cold-weather events, a dark floral maxi paired with a fitted blazer and the sharpest heels in your arsenal blends downtown femme and borrowed-from-the-boys eveningwear into the perfect blend of high-low dressing.

From trendy nap dresses to wedding guest staples and sunny sundresses alike, these are the 13 best floral dresses with year-round style mileage.

1

This Sweet-As-Shortcake Prairie Dress

This fairytale of a frock is the floral dress to have right now. It matches peak vintage style with Regency romance, in a square ruffled neckline and creampuff sleeves over a fitted smocked bodice. The midi skirt hits at the perfect point just below the knee, with a full and floaty split hem for movement. In an airy cotton blend, it’s the new nap dress. “It’s lovely! It’s super comfortable too. It’s beautiful to wear out but also comfortable enough to wear around the house,” a shopper praised. “It’s just as beautiful on the shoulder, though I prefer it off, but the great thing is that it stays put whichever way you should to wear it. I highly recommend.”

  • Available colors: 7
  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large

2

A Timeless A-Line Dress That Will Net You So Many Compliments

It doesn’t get any more classic This have-it-forever floral dress features a crew neckline and elbow sleeves, with a tailored bodice and twirl-worthy skirt that hits just at the knee. The polyester spandex blend is fairly thick and plenty of stretch — one shopper was pleased to observe it survived a suitcase with minimal wrinkling — and it pulls on with the ease of a T-shirt. “I love this dress it’s super cute and work appropriate! I get tons of compliments when I wear it. Also for some reason I feel good about myself when I put it on,” one reviewer praised. The only thing shoppers wished for was a pair of pockets but, even then, many reviewers dubbed it a “perfect” dress. If you fall in love and want it in other prints, it even comes in fall and winter plaids.

  • Available colors: 10
  • Available sizes: Large Plus — 4X

3

The Floral Wrap Dress With A Massive Cult Following

This cute floral dress has garnered a fan following (16,000+ Amazon ratings and counting) for its whimsical style that’s wildly versatile. Featuring a deep V-neckline and floaty sleeves over a swingy ruffle wrap skirt, it looks everyday-cute over white sneakers but dresses up nicely for a casual wedding with some block heeled sandals. In a light polyester fabric, it’s a true wrap dress and ties at the waist, with an inner tie for security — though some shoppers preferred to safety pin the neckline for more coverage. Overall, reviewers praised it for being ridiculously adorable. “Let me tell you, this dress is INCREDIBLE,” a fan raved. “One of the most pleasant surprises of my summer. It’s stunning, the fabric is of a nice weight and quality, and the length is just past mid thigh.”

  • Available colors: 19
  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large

4

This Flowy Maxi Dress With Sleeves

Channel your inner Stevie Nicks in this dreamy floral maxi dress. It buttons fully down the front with a smocked waist, accented by a dangling tasseled faux belt and three-quarter sleeves. In a floaty rayon, that extra coverage won’t suffocate you come summertime and the full skirt gives you plenty of room to layer so you’ll get extra mileage out of it through fall and winter. (Just take care when washing to avoid shrinkage.) “I am OBSESSED with this dress,” one happy camper proclaimed. “So happy with the fit, style and quality. This was everything I hoped it would be.” Want something breezier? The brand also offers a short-sleeve floral maxi dress, too.

  • Available colors: 12
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large

5

A Party-Ready Floral Dress With An Open Back

This floral dress is a total must-have — it comes with a frothy exuberance that’s got “life of the party” written all over it. It’s shaped through the bodice, bust, and waist, with distinctive seams and narrow ruffles, with a tiered skirt and open keyhole back. You’ll have to wear a backless bra or nipple covers (go without, your choice) but the serious style points are definitely worth it — and the dress is fully lined to prevent any show-through. Long blouson sleeves help offset the open back and short hem, and they can even be pushed up on a hot summer day. “This might be my favorite Amazon purchase of all,” one reviewer declared. “It’s surprisingly comfortable…I wore it for date night and it was a hit. I got stopped multiple times to ask where I got it.” A few reviewers also recommended getting good fashion tape for hassle-free security on the plunge neckline.

  • Available colors: 33
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large

6

The Chic Floral Wrap Dress That’s Office-Ready

The Diane Von Furstenberg of Amazon, this floral wrap dress hits just at the knee with a cap sleeve that slides effortlessly underneath a blazer without bunching. It ties at the waist for a bit of shape, and there’s an interior fastening to keep you securely bundled up. The soft matte jersey fabric flows and drapes without clinging and, miraculously, doesn’t wrinkle. Not a fan of cap sleeves? Their long sleeve floral dress is the answer. And if you’re not seeing your size, you can also find this capped-sleeve frock in plus-sizes (although the floral options are more limited). “This is by far one of the best dresses I have gotten from Amazon,” a fan raved. “Beautifully made, nice details (hidden modesty button), great fabric that is nice and smooth…I will be getting another 2 or 3 in different colors because when something works THIS well, you stick with it.”

  • Available colors: 26
  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large

7

This Beachy Sleeveless Maxi Dress That’s Beautifully Hand-Dyed

In a tropical hibiscus print, this sleeveless maxi dress is hand-dyed for an artisanal look that feels equally at home on the beach or out to an al fresco dinner. The high neckline comes to a square shoulder and the two on-seam side pockets offer a nice practical detail. The side slits allow for breezy movement, whether you’re sauntering to your cabana or simply running errands. It also comes in a few more subtle floral prints, as well as an ombre tie-dye that feels popsicle-ready.

  • Available colors: 10
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X (also offered in petite sizes)

8

A Moody Floral Dress That’s The Perfect Seasonal Transition Piece

A prairie-chic dress that’s ultra-wearable, this ruffled floral dress comes in dark hues and saturated jewel tones that work so well under a leather moto jacket or denim topper. (Don’t worry, it also comes in blush if you’re shopping for spring.) The longer sleeves and high neckline are balanced out by the shorter hemline and keyhole back. With ruffled accents on the neck, hem, and shoulders, there’s just a touch of Laura Ingalls Wilder, but the waist-defining belt keeps it firmly rooted in the 21st century. “[This] dress was beyond,” a shopper gushed. “Didn’t want to take it off at the end of the day. Comfortable, lightweight, easy, and absolutely beautiful.”

  • Available colors: 5
  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large

9

The High-Neck Floral Maxi Dress You’ll Want For Every Wedding

This floral maxi dress looks incredibly chic, and is secretly so comfortable. The sweeping hem and refined shoulder-baring cut make it a great option for weddings, but it’s soft and stretchy — with 95% cotton! — and wouldn’t look or feel out of place on vacation. The high-neck halter ties into a bow at the nape of your neck and practically begs for a messy bun or teased ponytail to show it off. “I almost never write reviews so this is a big deal,” a fan wrote. “This dress is STUNNING. For the price, I am SO impressed with the quality of the material, the fit, the length, everything!” Reviewers frequently nabbed it for last-minute events. Styled it with a straw hat and sandals for casual days.

  • Available colors: 35
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large

10

This Swingy Halter Shift Dress In A Waterfall Floral

This halter shift is a great day-to-play floral dress for the ruffle-phobic. It has clean lines accented by cascading florals, although you can grab it in full-floral patterns as well. The A-line cut floats away from the body for a breezy feel on sticky days and is fully lined so that it can handle a layer of tights underneath if it gets cold. Its halter neck has a keyhole back for slipping overhead, but you can still wear a regular strapless bra underneath. “Wore an elastic belt to cinch the waist, but it looks great without a belt as well,” one reviewer shared. “The pink floral pattern is gorgeous and eye-catching. I got tons of compliments on this dress, and most importantly I felt comfortable and confident in it…I want to wear it again and again.”

  • Available colors: 21
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 4X-Large Plus

11

The Floaty Floral Sundress For Sweltering Days

This is a cute and casual dress you’ll reach for all the time, in a versatile and comfortable cut with plenty of simple style. The smocked backing on its princess seam bodice creates the perfect fit with an abundance of stretch and delicate adjustable spaghetti straps, while the gathered skirt has a bit of movement and flow that’s neither fitted nor flouncy. (Plus, it has two hidden pockets that are nice and deep.) “Get it now,” one reviewer gushed. “This dress is absolutely perfect…The quality is amazing! Although it’s like a chiffon very light and thin fabric it is not see through and it’s not cheap fabric. I wore this with a denim jacket and espadrilles and I received so many compliments.” It’s also worth noting that, although it’s described as a mini dress, it hits just a few inches above the knee.

  • Available colors: 6
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large

12

A Floral Strapless Dress Fans Say “Fits Like A Glove”

The ‘90s are back, so you might as well embrace it. This floral strapless dress is retro twice over in a bodycon fit that hits just under the knee. In a thick rayon knit, it’s soft and comfortable and fully lined to prevent show-through. You could play up the bombshell angle or turn it into a throwback: it may look pinup, but the simple fitted style also lends itself nicely to layering — pop it under a denim jacket with some Converse or sweeten the deal in a cardigan and some wedges to make it family-friendly. Of course, it’s made to be styled for date night too. “The quality is great, the material is very soft on the outside and it’s completely lined inside which made it very comfortable to wear. True to size and fit like a glove,” one shopper praised.

  • Available colors: 22
  • Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large

13

The Perfect Nap Dress

An outfit for wearing to the farmers’ market, to the beach, or on the couch, this floral dress features a swingy, long cut that’s so effortless. The adjustable spaghetti straps and breezy tiered skirt make it easy to move in. The best part: it comes in ultra-soft 100% cotton. “I loved the pattern and the feel of the fabric. I adjusted the [front] to my liking,” reported one fan. “I would totally recommend and would buy again.”

  • Available colors: 39
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 5X-Large

Amelia J. Bell

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