The 35 Best Dresses Of 2019 (So Far)

We're not even halfway through the year and there are already so many amazing dresses to choose from.

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I don't know about you, but we just love dresses. Regardless of the season, or the occasion, a dress is always a solid option when trying to decide what to wear. Dresses come in so many different styles too, whether you love a short and sweet sundress, a comfy but stylish frock dress, or an always-chic little back dress — the options are practically endless!

We’re already well into 2019 (can you believe it?), which means the time of spring and summer dresses is upon us. Since we love a good shopping spree here at Livingly, we cannot wait to fill our closets with all the new dresses that are just hitting the rack — or at least the internet. Though it isn’t quite sundress season yet, it’s never too early to get a head start. And for all of you that aren’t too into the sundress look, don’t worry, because there are plenty of other dresses that will fit the bill.

There are so many amazing dresses out right now, it can be difficult to sort through them all. You're in luck though, because we did the dirty work for you and selected our favorite dresses of 2019 (so far). First, you know we have a lot of floral dresses  — because it doesn’t get more spring and summer than that. We’re talking floral dresses of all length and styles, too. Next, we have some casual picks, like T-shirt dresses and even tie-dye prints (yes, tie-dye!). And lastly, we have occasion dresses that’ll be perfect for date night or all those summer weddings you know you’re going to attend.

See? We’re giving you a little of everything to make your shopping experience so much easier. Keep reading for our 35 best dresses of 2019 so far. Can you say, “cha-ching”?

Lulus Feel The Sunshine Tassel Mini Dress

This dress is perfect for dressing up or down. The red color is smoking hot for summer and would go great with everything from white sneakers to a black pair of stilettos. We're loving the playfulness of the tassels, too. 

Feel The Sunshine Tassel Mini Dress, $49, Lulus

Madewell Tee Dress

You can't go wrong with a T-shirt dress, especially one as adorable as this. Super casual, feel free to dress it up with some thigh-high boots for a sexy nighttime look. Go on and channel your inner Ariana Grande — thank you, next!

Tee Dress, $58, Nordstrom

NBD Late Night Gown

This dress is pretty epic if you ask us! This blue color is to die for, and the cutouts are so damn cool.

Late Night Gown, $198, Revolve

ModCloth Chance Encounter Faux Wrap Dress

You really can't go wrong with a wrap dress like this. It's cute, flattering, and can be both dressed up or down.

Chance Encounter Faux Wrap Dress, $65, ModCloth

Everlane The Japanese GoWeave Long Slip Dress

So simple, yet so dreamy. Slip dresses are an excellent essential to have on hand. We see you rocking this with summer sandals or little sneakers with a leather jacket. This dress can easily go from day to night. 

The Japanese GoWeave Long Slip Dress, $88, Everlane

Free People Adella Sleeveless Crochet-Trim Dress

With the ruffled skirt, crochet detail, and lace top, this dress is the perfect combination of boho and sexy. It screams hot summer nights out with friends or maybe even a date.

Adella Sleeveless Crochet-Trim Dress, $88, Bloomingdale's

Dress The Population Wendy High/Low Ruffle Cocktail Dress

Hello, date night! You'll look white hot in this ruffled little number. It also comes in other colors, which will would be perfect to wear as a wedding guest.

Wendy High/Low Ruffle Cocktail Dress, $170, Nordstrom

The Upside Printed Wrap Dress

Yellow trim and floral details gives this wrap dress from The Upside such a simple, feminine feel. And we're loving those flared sleeves! 

Printed Wrap Dress, $137, Farfetch

Karen Scott Striped T-Shirt Dress

Whether paired with sneakers or sandals, this dress is a winner.

Striped T-Shirt Dress, $44.50, Macy's

& Other Stories Seashell Twist Knot Dress

How fun is this? And so stylish, too! With breezy linen fabric and a pointed collar with cuff sleeves, this dress is the epitome of beach chic.

Seashell Twist Knot Dress, $99, & Other Stories

Lost and Wander Mimosa Ruffled Gingham Mini Dress

Ruffled straps give this gingham dress a little extra flair. It also has a smocked back, which you know makes this Lost and Wander mini that much more comfortable. 

Mimosa Ruffled Gingham Mini Dress, $90, Bloomingdale's

Venroy Frayed Edge Shift Dress

This is the kind of dress you throw on when you want to look cute without really putting in any effort. The sage green color is approachable but mature, and do we see it has pockets, too? 

Frayed Edge Shift Dress, $80, Farfetch

Lane Bryant Floral Chiffon Maxi Dress

The color of this dress is spectacular and so eye-catching in the absolute best of ways. Chiffon fabric makes this wrap dress super light and breezy, and there is elastic in the waistband to ensure you get the perfect fit. That's what we call comfort, people!

Floral Chiffon Maxi Dress, $89.95, Lane Bryant

Topshop Bright Floral Slip Dress

This bold slip dress is bright, fun, and flirty and will ensure all eyes stay glued on you wherever you go. You can pair this dress with sneakers or a strappy sandal, depending on which look you're going for.

Bright Floral Slip Dress, $75, Topshop

Adidas Stripe T-Shirt Dress

Athleisure is in, and we hope it's here to stay because we love this sporty but totally cute look. Also, the Adidas logo on the chest has a velvet detail because you know you love a little extra pizzazz. 

Stripe T-Shirt Dress, $45, Nordstrom

& Other Stories Polka Dot Midi Dress

This midi-dress features a ruched waistline and cute cap sleeves with a slit to add a flirty edge. We think this dress would be perfect for a summer holiday. 

Polka Dot Midi Dress, $99, & Other Stories

Topshop Rope Belt Mini Shift Dress

We see your slip dress and raise you a slip dress with a rope belt — and with gold metal details at that. The added details are what make this dress really stand out.

Rope Belt Mini Shift Dress, $68, Topshop

Show Me Your Mumu Noelle Wrap Dress

You can't go wrong with a wrap dress, especially one as cute as this. The little sleeves, V-shape neckline, and flowy skirt suits every body type, and the color is elegant yet cool.

Noelle Wrap Dress, $198, Nordstrom

Everlane The Luxe Cotton A-Line Tank Dress

Oh lavender! We love this color — so fresh and fun! Plus, this dress looks pretty damn comfy too. 

The Luxe Cotton A-Line Tank Dress, $50, Everlane

Aqua Crisscross Fit-and-Flare Dress 

You can't see it in this picture, but this dress features an adorable crisscross back for just the right amount of skin. And from the front, well, I don't need to tell you how pretty it is. 

1. State Long Sleeve Wildflower Ditsy Tiered Ruffle Dress

Such a pretty and flattering choice for spring and summer.

Long Sleeve Wildflower Ditsy Tiered Ruffle Dress, $129, Revolve

ModCloth Growing Adoration Embroidered Maxi Dress

So damn dreamy! 

Growing Adoration Embroidered Maxi Dress, $250, Modcloth

Lane Bryant Tie-Dye Maxi Dress

We love tie-dye, and trust us, you're never too old to wear it! In fact, this just became one of our favorite dresses on this list. 

Tie-Dye Maxi Dress, $69.95, Lane Bryant

& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

The puff sleeves are an awesome contrast to the fitted, but still comfortable, bodice of this pretty floral dress.

Puff Sleeve Mini Dress, $69, & Other Stories

The Fifth Label Kite Ruffled Inset-Stripe Mini Dress

This dress from The Fifth Label is perfect for any warm day, whether you're out shopping or grabbing brunch with friends — you know you're going to look cute.

Kite Ruffled Inset-Stripe Mini Dress, $98, Bloomingdale's 

Leith Bell Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress

This wrap midi dress with a lily print is so beautiful, don't you think? The long sleeves make it great for springtime, or for cooler summer nights. 

Bell Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress, $89, Nordstrom

Calvin Klein Printed Sleeveless Swing Dress

This breezy dress is perfect for so many different kinds of occasions

Printed Sleeveless Swing Dress, $99, Macy's

Topshop Shirt Dress With Linen

This dress is giving us some '90s vibes, and we're loving it. A comfy, midi shirt dress, this Topshop fit can be dressed down with sneakers or up with a pair of heels. 

Shirt Dress With Linen, $85, Topshop

Lane Bryant Textured Striped Fit & Flare Sweater Dress

Though it's a sweater dress, its sleeveless and short style makes it still spring and summer appropriate. You're ready for a date night with this one. 

Textured Striped Fit & Flare Sweater Dress, $79.95, Lane Bryant

Reformation Crimini Slipdress

A classic Reformation look, this slipdress features a floral print that makes it perfect for summer. We're loving the adorable white and red flower print. 

Crimini Slipdress, $128, Nordstrom

& Other Stories Belted Workwear Mini Dress

Casual but cute, an army green cargo dress is always good to have on hand. This is a great daytime outfit that can easily translate over to after-work drinks.

Belted Workwear Mini Dress, $119, & Other Stories

Topshop Grey Tie Dye Bandeau Dress

More tie-dye because we just can't get enough. This strapless dress has a slimmer fit, but is still loose enough that you'll be comfortable wherever you go. 

Grey Tie Dye Bandeau Dress, $38, Topshop

BB Dakota Ruffle-Trim Star Print Dress

A baby doll dress if we've ever seen one, this little number with ruched bust and ruffle sleeves is next-level cute.

Ruffle-Trim Star Print Dress, $88, Bloomingdale's

Free People Jupiter Maxi

Off-the-shoulder but long sleeves to give you the best of both worlds. 

Jupiter Maxi, $88, Revolve

Reformation Gracie Ruched Sleeve Mini Dress

With a skater skirt, this mini dress from Reformation is super girly. It's difficult to tell from the picture, but the side of the sleeve features ruched detailing — and we're also loving the high neckline. 

Gracie Ruched Sleeve Mini Dress, $198, Nordstrom

We hope you loved these picks as much as we do. So you know, Livingly may collect a share of sales from these links. Happy shopping!

Associate Editor at Livingly. You can reach me by email at sydney.fogel@livingly.com and on Instagram @sydneyfvz
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