Maybe it's a little overzealous to start planning which thigh-baring dresses you need for spring when leaving the house without tights right now feels like a bona fide nightmare. But preview these 14 whimsical dresses and you'll see why shopping early isn't just for the fanatical fashion types. (Seriously, you'll thank us a few months from now.)
The shift dress you've been waiting to put on for months. Hey, at this point atleast you can wear it around the house.
Let's talk about slip dresses. This satin floral one is worth the pre-spring purchase. It's equal parts sexy for a fancier date-night or a sneakers + denim jacket pairing.
Ah, Self-Portrait: the latest brand Meghan Markle has put on the map. This cotton midi dress is the definition of ~ details ~ with its carefully trimmed lace and buttons. Plus, you can now say you have the same taste as Markle. Where's my prince?
This denim number can be thrown on with booties and tights, or stashed away until you can *really* say good riddance to those tights. Either way, denim is always on trend, especially in the transitional seasons.
This asymmetric design looks good on practically anyone, and the tie-waist makes it anything but boring.
That simple, feel-the-sun-on-your-back dress you've been craving since August.
The satin weekender or office meeting staple. New year's resolution? Color. Lots of it.
A cocktail dress without the commitment. If it's a chillier spring night, throw on a pair of thigh-highs and you'll look like the coolest gal in the room.
A spring statement that'll truly up your style game. Plus, it looks a lot more expensive than it is. (Hello, $36!). Thanks, Zara.
You can never have too many t-shirt dresses. When layering currently feels like a second job, consider this your silver lining.
Florals for spring? Groundbreaking. But really, these elegant ruffles charm on their own.
PSA: Do not sleep on this dress. Any beautiful and affordable Gucci-esque ruffle dress like this one will sell like hot cakes.
Velvet doesn't exclusively have to be a holiday thing. And when it's in powder-blue like this one, it won't look like one, either.
J. Crew, $90
The layers of tassels and the fire-engine-red hue make this so much more than a boring shift dress. Snaps all around.