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Top 10 Button Front Dresses

The Simple Dress Trend That We're Seeing Everywhere

The Simple Dress Trend That We're Seeing Everywhere

Spring has seen its fair share of dress trends. Every year, a new It dress seems to take over the racks as well as our Instagram feeds. There was the off-the-shoulder dress, the denim dress, the slip dress, and of course, who could forget the ultra-flattering wrap dress? (We still haven’t.) While we still adore each of these styles, there’s a silhouette we’re currently obsessing over big time: the button-front dress. We don’t really know why, but there’s something about this style that gives off major summertime vibes. We’re talking long walks through coastal towns, piña coladas on the beach kinda vibes. Whether you opt for a mini, midi, fitted, or flared version, the button-adorned dress is a flattering and feminine style that works for many warm-weather occasions. Below, discover our algorithm-approved picks for the Top 10 button-front dresses you can buy, and get ready to wear this style on repeat for the rest of the season. Opening image: madewell.com

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April 30, 2019

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J.Crew Classic Button-Front Midi Sundress
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J.Crew Classic Button-Front Midi Sundress

WHY YOU NEED IT: Made with classic cotton, allover embroidered eyelets, and a feminine square neckline, this versatile dress will become your go-to this season.

FUN FACT: In case you were looking for another reason to love it, it has pockets.

BP Button Front Prairie Minidress

USERS SAID: “This dress is CUTE! I love it because it has great fabric and fits really nicely. Not too tight, but flirty. [...] I will wear this all summer long!”

STYLE WITH: This dress is ideal for those days when you need an effortless last-minute outfit. Pair it with white sneakers and you’re good to go.

Row A Button Front Dress

LOVED FOR: This dress will amp up your LBD game thanks to the pretty golden buttons and strappy crisscrossed back.

WHERE TO WEAR: When you need something a little dressier during your next beach vacay, opt for this breezy number. We’d pair it with a straw bag and flat sandals.

Rails Clement Dress

BEST FOR: A wear-everywhere sundress

STYLE WITH: Wear it as a coverup over your bikini or pair it with sandals for a dinner date.

Maeve Rosemary Midi Dress

WHERE TO WEAR: Sweet and swingy yet structured and polished, this dress is ideal for many springtime occasions. Think outdoor weddings, brunches, baby showers, and more.

USERS SAID: "Tried this on at my local store on a whim and so glad I did! The blue is really pretty! It has a flattering silhouette and POCKETS that actually lay flat! Buttons are nonfunctional. Could easily be dressed up or down."

Madewell Texture & Thread Button-Front Tank Dress

LOVED FOR: This feminine dress is stylish enough to take from work to happy hour, but it’s as comfortable as your softest tee.

HELPFUL TIP: Leave one or two buttons undone when you want to show a little more leg.

Gap Sleeveless Button-Front Midi Dress In Linen

LOVED FOR: Thanks to the waist-cinching tie, this dress fits and flatters in all the right places.

USERS SAID: “I love this dress! I wear it to work with a cardigan and then grab a cute leather jacket for when I go out at night and change my shoes to dress it up. Great multi-purpose dress and has become a go-to.”

Madewell Denim Button Front Tank Dress

STYLE WITH: This denim number gives off major cool-girl vibes when layered over a basic white tee.

HELPFUL TIP: The fabric has little to no stretch, so you may want to size up.

Gal Meets Glam Collection Vanessa Button Front Linen Blend Midi Dress

WHERE TO WEAR: With breezy linen fabric and work-appropriate sleeves, this romantic dress is the perfect desk-to-dinner piece.

ABOUT THE BRAND: This piece is from the debut collection by style icon and blogger Julia Engel.

Old Navy Square-Neck Button-Front Midi Dress

USERS SAID: “This dress is so flattering and beautiful! Some midi dresses make me feel short and stumpy, but this one really elongates and flatters my pear-shaped figure.”

STYLE WITH: This piece pairs perfectly with slides or wedges.

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