My Secret Trick for Finding the Best Spring and Summer Dresses – M & S
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My Secret Trick for Finding the Best Spring and Summer Dresses

Shopping Picks

So, to preface, I'm going through a bit of a dress phase. In fact, I go through it every year when late winter hits, after I've been getting by on solely jeans, sweaters, and coats for months. But this year, it seems to be particularly aggressive, perhaps because I'm prepping for my early March wedding, and my wardrobe for the week of and honeymoon after will primarily consist of dresses.

Ever since the New Year began, I've been stalking the new arrivals of e-tailers like Net-a-Porter, Matches Fashion, and Shopbop for the latest dresses for spring and summer to appear, and in doing so, I made a discovery. If you search for the word broderie, you'll be met with a plethora of beautiful broderie anglaise (French for "English embroidery") dresses.

The Britannica definition calls it a form of "whitework embroidery in which round or oval holes are pierced in the material (such as cotton), and the cut edges then overcast; these holes, or eyelets, are grouped in a pattern that is further delineated by simple embroidery stitches on the surrounding material." In other words, start your spring and summer dress search with that term and you'll be met with lovelier options than you'll know what to do with. Or, just shop my picks below.

The warm-weather way to wear fall and winter's It color. Available in sizes UK 4 to 14.
I'm guessing Zara will add many more broderie dresses to their stock in the coming months.  Available in sizes XS to XL.
Doen dresses are an L.A.-girl favorite. Available in sizes XS to L.
Just add white sneakers. Available in sizes 12 to 24. 
The perfect dress for a springtime outdoor wedding.  Available in sizes UK 6 to 16.
Zimmermann is a mecca of broderie dresses. Available in sizes 0 to 3.
Prepare to receive lots of compliments when wearing this. Available in sizes AU 6 to 14.
Now this is a perfect spring dress. Available in sizes 10 to 20.
I'd pack this day-to-night mini dress for every tropical vacation. Available in sizes 0 to 4.
This is the perfect rehearsal dinner dress for a bride. Available in sizes 2 to 8.
This ruffled wrap dress is so easy to dress up or down. Available in sizes UK 6 to 14.
Meet the bohemian-chic dress of my dreams. Available in sizes FR 34 to 46.
This may be the prettiest way to wear stripes. Available in sizes 0 to 10.
This color is so good.  Available in sizes 0 to 3.
This dress is far too lovely to pass up at this price point. Available in sizes 12 to 24.
I consider this to be the perfect little white dress. Available in sizes 0 to 10.
Here's a sweet navy dress you'll wear on repeat. Available in sizes 0 to 12.
This Istanbul-based designer's dresses make me want to book a vacation stat.  Available in sizes XS to XL. 
I'm really feeling the color combination of this print. Available in sizes 2 to 12.
Black accessories would look especially chic with this midi dress.  Available in sizes 0 to 4.


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