17 Spring Dresses That Aren't Boring

The best trend of 2016 is that trends don't really matter. Your eccentric 5-year-old self would be psyched to know that dressing however the hell you want is finally hitting its stride, with "ugly" clothes suddenly cool, and clashing prints receiving repeated runway nods of approval. To sum it up: We're bored with pretty. We're swapping gold-lamé sandals for '90s dad-style Tevas (matching white socks optional) and square-toed grandma heels.

It's only natural that your love affair with the perfect spring A-line has run its course, as well. (Your closet can only tolerate so many picnic-ready circle skirts, right?) But just because you've outgrown an affinity for a midi-length tea dress, doesn't mean traditional spring frocks should be completely knocked off the table. Ahead, find 17 non-A-line pieces that scream "spring" just as emphatically.
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Clever colorblocking gives the illusion that this dress is a T-shirt under a layered shift dress.

Finery London Enfield Lurex Detail Jersey Dress, $75, available at Finery London.
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Get vacation vibes without leaving your hometown.

Style Mafia White Off The Shoulder Sundress, $110, available at Style Mafia.
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This flowery shirtdress is sneaker-friendly.

Carven Blue Floral Print Shirtdress, $490, available at Shop Bazaar.
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An LBD looks even better when worn casually.

Modern Citizen Bardot Scuba Shift Dress, $72, available at Modern Citizen.
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You don't need an A-line to get a good twirl from your dress.

Zara Striped Dress, $69.90, available at Zara.
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Pastels are always a good idea for spring.

Marni Crystal-embellished Crepe Mini Dress, $2,190, available at Net-A-Porter.
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This sleeper gown is the perfect example that you can confidently wear your PJs in public.

The Sleeper Cypress Green Loungewear Dress, $250, available at The Sleeper.
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Wrapped up and ready to go.

Ecote Striped Knit Wrap Midi Dress, $59, available at Ecote.
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Build upon this basic dress however your heart pleases.

Uniqlo x Lemaire Milano Rib Sleeveless Dress, $59.90, available at Uniqlo.
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The front buckles of this poplin shirtdress are a bold way to get a cinched-waist look.

Misha Nonoo Cotton Poplin Alma Wrap Dress, $525, available at Misha Nonoo.
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Slip into something more comfortable.

Lily Ashwell Gia Slip, $250, available at Lily Ashwell.
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All we can think about are those convenient pockets.

C/meo Collective Talk That Dress, $185, available at Need Supply Co.
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The added little straps give you an off-the-shoulder look without having to pull up the top of your dress all day.

Little White Lies Francoise Off-The-Shoulder Dress, $129, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Proof red velvet can work year round.

Svilu Crushed Velvet Red Tank Dress, $428 $258, available at The Acey.
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Shake up a shift with some scalloped edges.

Trademark Scallop Shift Dress, $598 $239.20, available at Trademark.
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A lesson on how to make florals look badass.

Veda Sage Silk Dress, $435, available at Veda.
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The Tevas you traded for have met their mate.

Mango Off The Shoulder Dress, $39.99, available at Mango.

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