10 Celebrity-Approved Dress Trends
If you are in need of some summer style inspiration, look no further than some of your favorite celebrity trendsetters. I’ve rounded up 10 popular dress trends as seen on celebrities and how to get their look—including several exact dress matches!
1) Dainty Prints
As Seen On: Sara Sampaio
A dainty floral print or other small repeating pattern adds personality to even the simplest of dress silhouettes, as Sara Sampaio demonstrated when she turned her daily dog walk into a fashion inspiration moment.
Get The Look: Rouje Daria Dress
Rock Sampaio’s exact dress, a sweet buttercup yellow midi dress from Rouje with delicate red florals.
2) Halter Necks
As Seen On: Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez (or should I say, Jennifer Affleck) has been having an iconic honeymoon full of great outfits, including this stunning halter dress with an on-trend cutout.
Get The Look: Reformation Stassie Dress
JLo rocked a few dresses from Reformation this week, including this fuschia number that would look amazing at a wedding or on your next European vacation.
As Seen On: Gabrielle Union
Fringe hems and trims are such a fun way to add some movement to a dress, as Gabrielle Union showed how it’s done at Milan Fashion Week.
Get The Look: Alanui Moonlight Dress
While I could not track down Union’s exact Prada dress, this crochet style from Alanui features a similar fringe hem line and is ideal for your summer wardrobe. Beat the heat and rock this lightweight knit dress.
4) Watercolor Prints
As Seen On: Emily Ratajkowski
Bias-cut, slip-inspired dresses are all the rage right now thanks to the 90s and Y2K style revival, and Emily Ratajkowski demonstrates why these fashion can look so cool when updated for 2022.
Get The Look: The Marc Jacobs The Halter Cowl Neck Dress
This dress from The Marc Jacobs is incredibly unique, with a combination halter and cowl neck dress in a stunning watercolor print. Dress it up or dress it down with the right accessories to rock this dress to a number of occasions.
5) Wrap Dresses
As Seen On: Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid has been embracing retro styles lately, including this 70s-inspired wrap dress in a fun geometric print.
Get The Look: Diane Von Furstenberg Delucca Faux-Wrap Dress
Details on Hadid’s exact dress were difficult to track down, but you cannot go wrong with a wrap dress from Diane Von Furstenberg, who essentially invented the style back in the 70s.
As Seen On: Olivia Rodrigo
If Gen-Z pop queen Olivia Rodrigo is wearing it, it’s in. She wore a fun hot pink dress with oversize houndstooth to a Met Gala afterparty and suddenly all I want is to track down a similar piece.
Get The Look: Retrofête Betheny Dress
Retrofête offers up a similar style, albeit a girlier one in light pink and white, but with a houndstooth print and side cutouts, you can get a look that is pretty close to Rodrigo’s.
7) Collared Dress
As Seen On: Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway has been on a fashion roll lately (just check out her Cannes outfits) and I am particularly fond of this zip-up collared dress that gives a 60s vibe.
Get The Look: Alice + Olivia Ellis Zip Front Dress With Chain Trim
This dress from Alice + Olivia provides a similar look to Hathaway’s dress, especially if you style with oversized sunnies and a 60s-inspired bouffant like Hathaway. Or, if you prefer a modern styling, this dress would also look chic with simple ankle boots and a slicked-back ponytail.
8) Barbie Pink
As Seen On: Megan Fox
It is only fitting that Megan Fox would hop on one of the biggest color trends of the summer for the premiere of Machine Gun Kelly’s documentary Life In Pink. For more on the Barbie pink craze, read this.
Get The Look: Rasario Draped Linen Mini Dress
This dress from Rasario exudes the show-stopping sultriness of Fox’s dress and also comes in the perfect pink hue.
As Seen On: Yara Shahidi
Yara Shahidi always has fun with her style, including this orange ruffle dress that she paired with a printed turtleneck and neon shoes.
Get The Look: Manley Parker Leather Dungaree Dress
This orange leather dress is a bit more casual than Shahidi’s, but it will look equally cute when worn over a thin-knit turtleneck (or on its own, too!)
10) Subtle Sparkle
As Seen On: Hailey Bieber
Hailey Bieber knows how to make a subtle fashion statement without going overboard. Case in point: this nude dress with sequin embellishments that dresses up Bieber’s signature neutrals-heavy style.
Get The Look: 16Arlington Solaria Midi Dress
You can wear Bieber’s exact dress from 16Arlington, which I think would look stunning for a glamorous night on the town.