10 Places To Buy A Breezy Dress For Summer

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This summer is shaping up to be a hot one and while we love our cut-off shorts and cropped tees, sometimes you just need to throw on a breezy summer dress to get through the day. Wondering where to get yourself one? Keep reading for 10 places to shop!

The RealReal

Online secondhand store The RealReal is a great place to look for quality clothes from brands you love but without paying steep retail prices. In addition to saving money, it’s also a super sustainable way to shop. While you can buy pretty much anything on this site from clothes, accessories, jewellery, and even art, the dress selection is stellar and you’ll find all sorts from gowns to casual summer frocks.

Our Pick: Ganni Smocked Dress
The RealReal

Out Of Office

If caftans are your summer uniform, you’ll be thrilled to find out about Out Of Office. This brand is helmed by Erin Kleinberg, formerly of Coveteur and crafts easy and breezy dresses that are perfect for hot summer weather. Available in a variety of patterns, you’ll be living in your OOO number during those hot and humid days we’re slated to have this season.

Our Pick: The Aprés-Ski
Out Of Office

LoveShackFancy

A dreamy summer dress is just a few clicks away when you shop at LoveShackFancy. The dresses you’ll find here can be dressed up or down so even though they’re steeper in price, you’ll get lots of wear out of them which is key. The brand is well known for its feminine and flirty designs and in addition to its stunning dresses, you can shop skirts, jumpsuits, swimwear, loungewear, and more.

Our Pick: Castella Dress
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H&M

Everyone loves getting a great deal so why not check out H&M when you’re on the hunt for the perfect summer dress? The retailer has a slew of dresses to choose from — from denim, tank-top dresses, t-shirt dresses, even ones that can be dressed up for night. Your options are truly endless here!

Our Pick: Puff-Sleeved Dress
H&M

Hilary MacMillan

Local Toronto brand Hilary MacMillan should definitely be on your shopping radar if it isn’t already. Hilary’s designs are elegant, easy to wear, and affordable which is super important these days. One thing (of many) that we love about this brand is that it recently extended its sizing to accommodate plus sizes!

Our Pick: Bustier Dress
Hilary MacMillan

Maje

Beloved by chic French girls everywhere is Maje. The brand creates stunning pieces that are approachable, easy to wear, and super on-trend. While you can shop all sorts of items like jackets, trousers, footwear, bags, and more, don’t overlook its dress selection.

Our Pick: Striped Smocked Dress With Ruffles
Maje Paris

Hudson’s Bay

Is there anything you can’t find at Hudson’s Bay? We don’t think so. The beloved Canadian department store is known for its classic stripes but it’s so much more than that. In addition to shopping various homewares and accessories, don’t skimp on its dress selection because you might just find yourself the perf dress for summer! One thing that we love Hudson’s Bay for is that you can splurge on designer duds, or snag a bargain — it’s totally up to you!

Our Pick: Free People Let's Be Friends Midi Dress
Hudson’s Bay

Ellie Mae Studios

Another local Toronto brand to know about and shop is Ellie Mae Studios. Ellie’s designs have been seen on countless celebs and it’s no wonder why — everything is bright, chic, and has that trendy retro vibe. The brand’s recent Palm Springs collection has us swooning and it’s a match made for summer!

Our Pick: Hannah Dress
Ellie Mae Studios

Shopbop

A website to shop for the latest and greatest designer fashions is Shopbop. After just a few clicks you’ll understand why because in addition to its selection of dresses, the site has literally everything you could ever need to build yourself not only a cute outfit but a stunning and put-together wardrobe.

Our Pick: Stine Goya Serena Dress
Shopbop

VSP Consignment

Craving a closet full of designer dresses but aren’t down to pay full price? We don’t blame you and that’s exactly why you should be shopping at VSP Consignment. This local Toronto boutique is expertly curated and is filled with dresses from the labels you’re coveting, but at prices that won’t make you faint.

Our Pick: Dries Van Noten T-Shirt Dress
VSP Consignment

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