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Flirty and flattering: These are the 3 dress trends everyone will be wearing this spring and summer

You'll live in these dresses during the warmer months — and they're all under $200.

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It's dress season — and these three trends deserve a spot in your closet. (Nordstrom, Express, Old Navy)

We are finally getting some warm weather and if you haven't taken stock of your wardrobe for the season yet — make sure there are plenty of flattering and lively dresses. Not so flattering? Not so lively? Maybe it's time to do some pruning and add a few contemporary numbers to your closet. Luckily, springtime brings a trio of incredibly wearable dress trends to try out ... and we're spotlighting some of the best.

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A timeless classic that strikes the perfect balance between professional and playful. While the collars make these styles appropriate for the office, you can toss on a pair of sneakers and easily make the buttoned-up style feel more casual. From linen to lightweight cotton, you'll see shirtdresses in all kinds of fabric this season.

You'll live in this linen number during the warmer months. Available (and on sale) in five colors, it comes in petite, classic and tall lengths, and the waist tie gives it a great shape.

$80 at J.Crew

A total steal for $33, this gives us chic coastal grandma vibes. Toss it on over a swimsuit or tie your favorite striped sweater around your shoulders; this design is as versatile as your go-to button-down.

$27 at Old Navy

This piece is a bit more formal than cotton styles, thanks to its utilitarian-inspired design. It features two flap-patch pockets, a tie belt and long sleeves. You can also snag it in black.

$97 at Nordstrom

This is one of our fave overall spring trends of 2024. Not only are these super flowy and comfortable, but the tiers give the simple designs some much-appreciated dimension. They're perfect for wearing on sweltering days when anything tight is a no-go, and they look just as good on a walk on the beach as they do at a dinner out.

This billowy frock is the epitome of cute and comfortable. While the cotton poplin style is available in black, white and olive, this tie-dye-inspired print screams summertime. 

$128 at Richer Poorer

This midi not only has a flowing skirt, but its high neckline is wildly flattering. It has a sweet keyhole back detail, to boot, as well as a smocked waist.

$90 at Nordstrom

Complete with a ruched bodice, this maxi is a spring wardrobe must-have. The tiny floral pattern is adorable and can easily be dressed up or down — toss on white sneakers and a jean jacket for day or black heels and statement earrings for night. 

$51 at Express

While scoop and crewnecks are great, there's no denying that Vs are both flattering and sexy. These below-the-knee options are also ideal for the warmer months when an afternoon at the office turns into happy hour with friends.

In stock in all sizes 00-16, this is sure to become your go-to item to wear to spring brunches, bridal showers and other seasonal events. You can also snag it in black, pale yellow and a deep burgundy print.

$65 at Madewell

This flirty style is sure to be a hit at any warm-weather wedding. The pleated skirt offers a ton of fun movement, and the vibrant pink shade is universally flattering.

$108 at Nordstrom

This structured variation looks incredibly luxe. From the invisible back zipper to the fit-and-flare silhouette and Dolman sleeves, there are so many details to love — but the best part has to be the hidden side pockets!

$180 at Banana Republic

And while you're at it, get a load of the season's best sandals from favorite brands like J.Crew, Madewell, Old Navy and more — all for $200 or less.