The 20 Silk Dresses Fashion "It" Girls Are Coveting Right Now

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PHOTO: COURTESY FREE PEOPLE

Silk, as a fabric, is the epitome of luxury. It’s been worn by royalty throughout history, from South Asia to Europe. It’s super soft and adds a touch of elegance to any outfit. It looks great as a simple, tailored piece, or something flowy and textured. Its versatility makes it a staple in any wardrobe! Dresses are a great way to wear silk- it can be tricky to style with other textures, so dresses are easy and still very on-trend.

With silk, it’s generally better to invest in a really high-quality piece that will last you a while and fit well, rather than buy something cheap that won’t last as long and might not fit you as well. Here, we’ve gathered twenty of our favorite optionsFrom short, summery beach dresses, to stunning full-length evening gowns, to quirky vintage-esque numbers, there’s something here for everyone.


 
Photo: Courtesy PIXIE MARKET

Photo: Courtesy PIXIE MARKET

 

Leticia Halter Silky Dress

$109 at time of publication

This slip dress is seriously pretty, yet understated. Style it like a blank canvas. Its neutral cream color is your best friend. There's a lot of room to play here. For an edgy look, couple this dress with chunky gold vintage jewelry and animal print booties. For a casual look, pair this dress with your favorite leather mule slides.

This silk dress is available at pixiemarket.com.


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PHOTO: COURTESY ANTHROPOLOGIE

Marceline Silk Midi Dress

$298 at time of publication

This silk midi dress is perfect for the bohemian fashion girl. Its rich oxblood color styles nicely with other earth tones like browns, and forest green.

This silk dress is available at anthropologie.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY TOPSHOP

 

Printed Silk Wrap Dress By Topshop Boutique

$230 at time of publication

A stunning and vibrant silk dress like this is styled best with black ankle booties and minimal jewelry.

This silk dress is available at us.topshop.com.


 
 

Silk Blend Floral Midi Dress

$149 at time of publication

This cotton and silk-blend midi dress is seriously adorable. The floral print, long puff sleeves and gathered pleated screams prairie-chic.

This silk dress is available at stories.com.


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PHOTO: COURTESY FREE PEOPLE

Enough With The Tiers Dress

$350 at time of publication

This incredible silk tiered bohemian gown is a head-turner. It proves that true beauty is in the details. This dress features a semi-sheer iridescent A-line silhouette, square neck, and dainty straps accented with frayed detailing from head to toe.

This silk dress is available at freepeople.com.


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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

$198 at time of publication

This "satiny" midi dress features a modern-vintage polka dot print that's freaking divine. Style this dress with stark white ankle booties courtesy of and a fun clutch to complete the look.

This silk dress is available at urbanoutfitters.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY TOPSHOP

PHOTO: COURTESY TOPSHOP

 

Printed Silk Dress By Boutique

$230 at time of publication

This 100% silk dress from Topshop features an interesting black floral pattern atop a sage canvas. This dress may be silk, but it's "funky." So have a lot of fun styling it in the most over-the-top ways.

This silk dress is available at us.topshop.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY & OTHER STORIES

 

Satin Midi Slip Dress

$79 at time of publication

This darling soft pink satin slip dress from & Other Stories is a lazy fashion girl's best friend. Slip it on and pair it with strappy sandals, boots, cheap chunky sneakers, or heels. It doesn't matter. It'll all work, and really well.

This silk dress is available at stories.com.


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PHOTO: COURTESY FREE PEOPLE

Rubaiyat Print Dress

$799 at time of publication

Look like the chicest fashion girl at Woodstock in this incredible Retro-inspired silk printed dress from Anna Sui. The midi length, ruffle neck and rich metallic silk-blend are all just "too good." Pair this dress with animal print leather booties and a crossbody bag for effortless style.

This silk dress is available at freepeople.com.


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PHOTO: COURTESY ANTHROPOLOGIE

Yumi Kim Jessica Floral Silk Dress

$150 at time of publication

This show-stopping floral print silk mini dress is best styled with strappy sandals for a casual look or ankle booties for something edgier.

This silk dress is available at anthropologie.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY & OTHER STORIES

 

Cotton Silk Blend Plaid Dress

$119 at time of publication

This adorable belted plaid midi dress features a cotton and silk blend with short puff sleeves and an a-line flared skirt. Pair it with stark white ankle booties for an edgy on-trend look. Or, team it with flat strappy sandals for an understated chic ensemble.

This silk dress is available at stories.com.


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PHOTO: COURTESY ANTHROPOLoGIE

Saiorse Floral Midi Dress

$280 at time of publication

A statement-making long-sleeve silk dress like this needs very little to make a great ensemble. Pair it with your favorite funky retro-inspired shades, and ankle booties or peep-toe mules for a finished look.

This silk dress is available at anthropologie.com.


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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

Bias Cut Tie-Back “Silky” Midi Dress

$220 at time of publication

This seriously sexy plunging slip dress is a must-have wardrobe staple. This understated dress accentuates your curves in every way. A silky dress like this should be treated as a blank canvas. Have a lot of fun styling this spectacular garment.

This silk dress is available at urbanoutfitters.com.


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PHOTO: COURTESY FREE PEOPLE

Lotus Maxi Dress

$490 at time of publication

A true fashion girl can appreciate this heavenly statement dress adorned with handmade silk florets and the most tulle layers you've ever seen - outside of a wedding. This dress also features elegant satin ribbon detailing because, why not? This dress is a head-turner and a show stopper.

This silk dress is available at freepeople.com.


Luna Satiny Cowl Neck Slip Dress

$69 at time of publication

The only thing you need to complete this look is "leg," and lots of it. Or, you can style it with a ton of chunky gold jewelry like bold necklaces and signet rings. It’s up to you. This affordable dainty dress screams sex, have your way with it.

This silk dress is available at urbanoutfitters.com.


Janet Dress

$895 at time of publication

Three words describe this dress - divine, divine, and divine. LoveShackFancy is one of our favorite boho brands and this dress is evidence for why. This silk dress features a custom embroidered swirling floral lace and plunging neckline that reaches a silk dupioni waistband. The gown is decorated with a delicate embroidered silk detail and scalloped trim. Did I mention how divine this dress is?

This silk dress is available at freepeople.com.


Orion Silk Maxi Dress

$625 at time of publication

The lazy boho fashion girl needs this dress in her closet. And, she needs it in every color. This gorgeous luxe silk maxi dress features a shapeless silhouette that 's the epitome of casual comfort.

This silk dress is available at freepeople.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

 

Urban Renewal Remnants Silky Midi Slip Dress

$59 at time of publication

This affordable silky slip dress is a wardrobe staple. Wear a comfy, minimalist-chic dress like this and your style options are limitless.

This silk dress is available at urbanoutfitters.com.


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PHOTO: COURTESY FREE PEOPLE

Joanne Dress

$695 at time of publication

A seriously pretty bohemian dress like this one from Free People is best-served with cute strappy sandals and clutch handbag.

This silk dress is available at freepeople.com.


PHOTO: COURTESY ANTHROPOLOGIE

PHOTO: COURTESY ANTHROPOLOGIE

Emery Dress

$795 at time of publication

This shockingly affordable silk ball gown is a stunning member of Anthropologie’s BHLDN brand. Perfect for formal occasions, this vintage-inspired gown features a head to toe floral print and ruffled skirt.

This silk dress is available at anthropologie.com.