The Dresses Fashion Girls Will Be Wearing This Summer

It probably comes as no surprise that in my role as an editor, I spend a rather large chunk of my workdays researching emerging fashion trendsshare-worthy shopping finds, and buzzy or on-the-rise brands. Every once in a while, however, I’m lucky enough to have one or any combination of the above categories simply present itself to me, instead. As you probably guessed, such is the case with the topic of today’s post—Rat & Boa’s dresses which have recently taken over my Instagram feed at somewhat of an exponential rate.

While the brand, which launched in 2015, is not particularly new, as most labels do over the course of their lifecycles it seems to be experiencing a period of particular popularity right now, and just in time for summer dressing. Their dresses—the majority of which are under $300—range from floor-length slips to minis and come in a mix of solids, prints, and various materials. They’re also particularly versatile, as evidenced by the way they can be dressed up or paired down with ease. Last, but certainly not least, across the board, they’re just cool, which explains their presence on the Instagram accounts of so many of our favorite fashion people. To see everything I’m talking about for yourself and, of course, shop the must-have dresses of summer along the way, just keep scrolling. 

Rat & Boa Ariel Tie-Dye Satin Maxi Dress ($229)

I love this shade of tie-dye.

Rat & Boa Juniper Tie-Dye Satin Maxi Dress ($229)

This one too!

Rat & Boa Valentina Leopard-Print Silk-Chiffon Dress ($141)

Yes, it’s a little sheer, but the risk is worth the reawrd.

Rat & Boa Cowl-Neck Leopard Devoré-Velvet Maxi Dress ($258)

Any brides-to-be looking for a no-fuss dress?

Rat & Boa Off-The-Shoulder Metallic Fil Coupé Mini Dress ($170)

This little mini is just perfect for summer.

Rat & Boa Magnolia Floral-Print Georgette Maxi Dress ($157)

You can easily dress this up or down by swapping out different accessories.

Rat & Boa Gisele Polka-Dot Silk-Chiffon Maxi Dress ($141)

This sheer, polka-dot style has been particularly prevalent on my feed.

Rat & Boa Antonia Polka-Dot Off-The-Shoulder Dress ($228)

A non-black evening dress that’s still so classic.

Rat & Boa Fabienne Zebra-Print Open-Back Chiffon Slip Dress ($218)

Ok, I’m actually obsessed with this print.

Rat & Boa Liberty Pastel Tie-Dye Slip Dress ($180)

Try to imagine this with flat sandals instead of boots. 

Rat & Boa Santiago Floral-Print Ruffled-Hem Chiffon Dress ($269)

Another style that you could easily dress down, too.

Rat & Boa Mariella Polka-Dot Print Maxi Dress ($259)

I love this brand’s love of polka dots on all scales.

Rat & Boa Isabella Leopard-Jacquard Satin Mini Dress ($167)

Mini yet mighty.

Rat & Boa Stevie Floral-Print Satin Mini Dress ($229)

Click through and zoom to see the covered buttons.

Rat & Boa Camille Polka-Dot Georgette Dress ($254)

All this dress really needs is shoes—otherwise, it does all the work for you. 

Rat & Boa Balloon-Sleeve Satin-Jacquard Mini Dress ($170)

Buy this and you’ll wear it year after year.

Next: Everything I’d buy from Net-a-Porter for summer.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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