10 Summer Dresses No One Else Will Have

Have you ever fallen down a shopping rabbit hole? You know, when one awesome brand leads you to another with a similar aesthetic, and then another, and then another? That's basically what happens when we shop on Tictail. Every two weeks, we'll be teaming up with the site — which makes it easy to discover emerging brands from around the world — to unearth a selection of brands you probably don't know about, but definitely should. Prepare to open a LOT of browser tabs.
Remember in high school when it felt like the end of the world to show up to homecoming or prom in the same dress as someone else? Sure, we've grown up a lot since then, but the same sentiment still stands — it's just no fun to arrive at work, rooftop drinks, or even a friend's bridal shower wearing something another person is. And unfortunately, it still happens, because it's just too easy to hit up your local Zara when you're in a pinch.
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But, this problem can be easily solved — not only by picking dresses that are a little bolder and less expected, but also by shifting your attention to some of the indie brands making pieces no one else will have. And if you don't know where to find said pieces, well, Tictail has a plethora of them. Don't worry, you can still touch on all the trends that pique your interest at Reformation and Mango — they're just done in a different way, which means you can show up to any summer affair and know you'll be in something totally unique.
Ahead, Tictail's product merchandiser Anna Decilveo rounded up some of the best indie-made dresses to help keep you dancing to the beat of your own drum.
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“Made using deadstock fabric and pearly buttons, this breezy white number is a no-fail choice for park picnics, backyard BBQs, or Sundays at the farmer's market.”

Prophecy Atelier Lucia Dress, $95, available at Tictail.
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“You couldn’t ask for more from a summer dress than this one by Victoria Henry, which is ethically made, super breathable, 100% cotton, and able to be worn two different ways.”
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“This crisp, clean cotton dress works as well for the beach as it does for brunch. It’s the perfect cover-up for a day in the sand, and light enough to continue wearing once you’ve returned to the city.”
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“This could be the perfect dress for any summer occasion. What’s sweeter than a vintage-inspired gingham print in pink?”
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“Some people may assume silk is a no-no in the summer, but this slip dress from Siizu is made from all-climate fabric, which means it stays cool when temperatures rise and warm when they drop. In other words: Buy it now, wear it through winter."
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“This plunging jumpsuit is exactly what I want to throw on when it’s 95 and sunny. Like all of ACURRATOR’s fashions, it’s minimal enough for easy, everyday wear — but with a hit of attitude.”
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“Minimalism at its best! This black T-shirt dress is one of those magical pieces that’s the perfect pick for day or night.”
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“'This is the kind of summer sexy dress that we can see ourselves dreaming a little dream of,' say Nookie Wood designers Jos and Brenda. With its barely-there design and quirky pattern, I couldn’t agree more.”
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“Claire Pignot of Spanish brand Heinui knows the way to every girl’s heart. The cool, tropical pattern and kimono sleeve on this summer dress makes it a true must-have.”

Heinui Ari Dress, $146, available at Tictail.
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“A jumpsuit — especially one from Juanma Granero — counts as a dress, right? Everything made by this Barcelona-based design genius epitomizes the free-spirited girl I dream of being in the summer.”

Juanma by el Cuco Cotton Stripes Loop Jumpsuit, $148, available at Tictail.
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