The Prettiest Summer Dresses That Are NOT Floral

Dresses for summer is like floral - it isn't revolutionary. But while it is non-trend setting, it is a go-to for a lot of women like myself. I rely on dresses for those hot summer days wherein I simply want to put on a dress and go! With the right choice of dress, you can look effortlessly chic too! But if you are not particularly fond of wearing floral dresses for summer, don't despair. Floral is NOT your only option. There are far more choices than you think such as the ones that I have turned to for years.


Eyelet dresses are emerging as the new floral for spring/summer. And I couldn't be more excited about that. Take this eyelet/crochet dress that I sported a few weeks back for example. I dubbed it as my go-to summer dress because its simplicity belies the style statement it can make. At the same time, eyelet is such a breathable fabric that won't make you break a sweat even on the hottest summer days. 

Clockwise: White Skater Eyelet Dress / Cotton Eyelet Dress / White Crochet Lace Dress / Fluted Sleeve Eyelet Smock Dress /  Keyhole Scallop Hem Eyelet Dress


When temperatures go up, you just want to put on something that is comfortable without looking drab. Chambray ticks all the right boxes when it comes to your summer dress collection, making it a must-have! In my opinion, every woman should have at least one chambray dress in her wardrobe. There is also a plethora of styles available so finding one that reflects your personal style shouldn't be difficult. 

Wrap Chambray Dress / Embroidered Smock Chambray Dress / Chambray Swing Dress / Blue Chambray Dress


There is no right or wrong way to wear stripes. And more importantly, there is no such thing as the best season to wear stripes. Stripes are suited for all seasons! And they are especially chic and classy for summer, particularly when it's blue and white stripes! 

Striped Babydoll Dress / Lulu's Striped Dress / Free People Midi Dress / Sequoia Striped Dress

Tie Dye

If I would have done this list about 3 years ago, there is no way I would've included tie dye on this list. But since I got my first tie dye dress, I've come to appreciate this print for summer. The trick is in finding the right color combination. Some tie dye prints are more elevated, such as the one I'm wearing here. But you can also find vibrantly colored ones that reflect the true hippie-boho style that inspired it.

Tie Dye Cami Dress / Racer Neck Tie Dye Dress / High Slit Tie Dye Dress / Sing Along Dress / Shore Side Dress

Which type of summer dresses are you into? Or is a floral your go-to option?

xo, Abby


  1. Very nice collection of summer dresses, my favourite being the tie dye. Its print reminds me of the ocean

  2. Such a lovely selection! I love the eyelet dress! Veryyyy summery! x


  3. Yes! So many good non-floral summer dress options! I love these. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. I think this is one of my favorite posts you have done! All the dress are perfect for summer and aren't floral! :) Love it!

  5. I am a huge dress fan! I actually like that tie dye dress a lot. Normally I am not a big tie dye fan. Hope you can join my Fancy Friday linkup!

  6. loving all the picks - sometimes everything on the market seems floral but there are so many other adorable options!

    xo, Maddy

  7. So many pretty summer dresses. You know I am a dress girl!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. "Loving this post, thank you for sharing this!!!
    Hadasah Love ||

  9. I am loving all of these dresses for Summer! That eyelet detail is so perfect and pretty!

  10. You look gorgeous in all these dresses & love how you styled them!
    Have a great weekend!

    xo, Steph

  11. You look gorgeous in all these dresses & love how you styled them!
    Have a great weekend!

    xo, Steph

  12. love the crochet dress and the stripes dress. I would love to steal those from you haha!
    The Color Palette

  13. You really have the best dresses! I love the white one, its so pretty and perfect for summer!


  14. Lots of great choices here! Funny I was just talking to my coworker on Friday about tie-dye maxi, she was wearing one and I was wearing a tie-dye top. But I need a tie-dye maxi in my life.

    Allie of ALLIENYC


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