7 Printed Dresses That Take You Beyond the Basic LBD

printed-dress-1
The mercury's rising, and popsicle weather calls for something more fun than your standby LBD. Be they flouncy florals, edgy geometrics, or splashy watercolors, these printed frocks are unexpected and need nothing more than a cute pair of flats to carry you comfortably from beach to picnic to city rooftop.
Above, from left: Vena Cava Healer-Nun Dress, $460, available at Opening Ceremony; Erdem Doiran Printed Dress, $200, available at The Outnet; Acne Love Is Blue Dressy Printed Dress, $325, available at Oak.
printed-dress-2
Above, from left: Silence & Noise Floral Tunic, $42, available at Urban Outfitters; Tutu Blu Silk Watercolor Tribal Print Tunic, $184, available at Pixie Market.
printed-dress-3
Above, from left: Wakana Koike Ocean/Navy Dress, $175 (was $250), available at Opening Ceremony; Scout Big Tee Dress, $196, available at Bona Drag.

More from Fashion

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.