This season we’re seeing a re-emergence of dress trends from the early 2000’s like t-shirt dresses and backless minis. With brands like Ed Hardy making an appearance on Tik Tok star Addison Rae’s page we’re confident we’ll see more glimpses of Hardy’s signature Tattoo graphics hitting the market soon. Halter, button-front and cut-out silhouettes are here to stay, and the latest runway collections prove the more skin you bare the more on trend you’ll be. These are the summer dresses fashionistas everywhere are adding to their closets.

  1. Cut Outs
white dress with cut outs
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Natalie Violette in the Tayla Dress from ShopMadeBoutique (28.50 USD) Cut outs and slits are being incorporated into dresses in a major way this season. The side cut-outs on the Tayla Dress give this dress a contoured shape and reveals a subtle hint of skin without barring too much. The cotton ribbed material is ideal for the hot summer days ahead.

  1. Backless Dress
are you ami isabella dress black

 Are You Ami Missi Dress (320 USD) This sexy cocktail dress can be worn for summer nights out on a patio with friends. The edgy slits on the side amplify the sultriness of the silhouette making it a cute flirty piece for the hot girl summer we are all craving. Pair the Missi dress with a pair of ankle strap heels or platform sneaker for a day look instead!

  1. T-shirt Dress


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Addison Rae in Ed Hardy (similar style hereAddison is obviously a trendsetter and we love the fact that she is bringing Ed Hardy back. Her rectangle sunnies, shoulder bag, bright jewellery and Ed Hardy t-shirt dress is the elixir of early 2000’s trends we know and love.

  1. Slip Dress
steele corset slip dress

Steele Corset Slip Dress (60 USD) We binge watched Bridgerton and could not get enough of the shows costumes. Set in the 19th century, Bridgerton inspired us to add a few corsets to our wardrobes. Steele’s corset slip dress combines a lustrous satin fabric of the slip dress with the structured shape of the corset- this combination is both sexy yet elegant at the same time.

  1. Shoulder Tie Dress
are you ami taela shoulder tie dress

Are You Ami Taela Dress (230 USD) Looking for that perfect LWD (little white dress) you can wear on a beach vacation? The Taela Dress from Are You Ami would make a great addition to your vacation wardrobe. This flirtatious fit is lightweight with adjustable shoulder ties. Get ready for date night with a pair of strappie leather heels and shoulder strap purse.

  1. Halter Dress
With Jean Lena Dress in Electra

With Jean Lena Dress in Electra (was 230, now 219 USD) The Lena Dress is the halter dress of our dreams. The buttery soft polyester comes in two different colours: electric blue and juicy green. Both bold colours give us major tropical vibes that leave us yearning for a vacay. This silhouette is easy to style for a night out, as a bikini cover up, or casual day look.

  1. Button Front Dress
With Jean Andy Dress in Black

With Jean Andy Dress in Black (239 USD) With Jean’s Andy Dress is a classic silhouette that is timeless and needs no introduction. This long sleeve, collard dress was recently seen on Kendall Jenner, Charlotte Lawrence, and many other celebrities giving it the ultimate seal of summer dress approval. You can pair this dress with sneakers, knee high boots, or heels dependent on what style you want to evoke.


With Jean Andy Dress in Flamboyant Anthurium

With Jean Andy Dress in Flamboyant Anthurium (279 USD) For a loud and vibrant take on it’s black counterpart, the  With Jean Andy dress is also available in other fun patterns too.


What are some of your favorite summer dress styles of 2021?

xo, Pretty Little Hangers Team

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  • Danielle
    June 26, 2021

    I don’t think that I could handle an Ed Hardy revival any time soon!

    Danielle |

  • Moritz
    June 27, 2021

    Soo in love with slip dresses! They look so effortlessly chic!!

    Moritz |

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