The Pastel Dresses You’re Going to See Everywhere This Spring

by Caroline Harris

The Pastel Dresses You’re Going to See Everywhere This Spring
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It’s all about pastel dresses for spring 2020. 


The runways and red carpets are slated to become pastel wonderlands, so prepare to see dreamy shades of peach, powder blue, lilac and lemon.


Last fall featured a color crush on “pistachio green.” The shade was all over New York Fashion Week, represented by fashion leaders like Marc Jacobs. This spring, expect to see lots of pistachio green’s cousin: mint green. The color is simple to style with gold jewelry, peach coats and pops of teal. Spring your wardrobe forward by grabbing a mint-green dress (like this one from ASOS) before the shade is sold out everywhere. The vibrant hue looks lovely on all skin types and works wonderfully with denim. 



Designers are already gearing up for warmer weather by rolling out dozens of gorgeous dresses in pastel hues. The look is delightfully versatile: You can wear a pastel dress to the office, a spring wedding, a beach vacay or wherever else your adventures take you.


To add some edge, try pairing  a pastel dress with neon eyeshadow. Bright makeup makes tan skin look even glowier, which is perfect for the change of seasons. Eyeshadows in electric blue, neon pink and highlighter yellow are sure to make a statement. 



Get a head start on the pastel trend and scoop up some of the darling designs below. We’ve included a pastel pick for every spring event, from rooftop parties to family reunions. From striped to polka dot designs, these dresses cater to every personality and budget. Grab a dress you love so much, you’ll be twirling all spring long.


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Pastel Yellow Dresses

1 of 25 Image Credits: Free People

Free People One Adella Slip


Add sunshine to your life with a lemon-colored dress. Accessorize this bohemian design with feather earrings and strappy sandals for a music festival vibe.

2 of 25 Image Credits: Amazon

Yidarton Summer Spaghetti Midi Dress


Whether you’re summering in Nantucket or going to your best friend’s pool party, you need this pastel yellow dress. Add a basket bag and some SPF to make waves.

Pastel Pink Dresses

3 of 25 Image Credits: Revolve

Faithfull the Brand Vittoria Midi Dress


This dress combines two of the hottest fashion trends of spring 2020: pastels and polka dots. The silhouette transitions seamlessly from the office to happy hour — simply switch your shoes and bag, and you’re all set.

4 of 25 Image Credits: Free People

Free People Sweet Surrender Denim Mini Dress


Celebrities like Taylor Swift and Blake Lively love wearing Free People dresses. Sprinkle some star power over your closet with this super-cute pastel design.

Pastel Blue Dresses

5 of 25 Image Credits: Revolve

Lovers + Friends Diana Blazer Dress


A plunge neckline, short hemline, and padded shoulders add sexiness and flair to this preppy style. Great for a girls’ night out, this dress runs true to size.

6 of 25 Image Credits: Shopbop

Shoshanna Melora Dress


This pastel dress is a bigger splurge than others on our list, but it’s perfect for wedding season. The shift dress silhouette flatters the figure while embroidered flowers add an artistic touch.

Pastel Purple Dresses

7 of 25 Image Credits: Macy's

Free People Lilac Embroidered V Maxi Dress


This pastel purple dress is what bohemian dreams are made of. Scoop it up for your next vacation to wear as a beach coverup or rock at a backyard party.

8 of 25 Image Credits: Free People

Free People Lulu Henley Midi Dress


This laidback style is perfect for casual Fridays. Keep the good vibes going by layering on a jean jacket and booties.

Pastel Green Dresses

9 of 25 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Wayf x Influencers San Francisco Puff Sleeve Sweater Dress


This sweater dress is a smart choice for chillier days where you want to be cozy but also look cute. Layer on black tights, booties and a peacoat.

10 of 25 Image Credits: Lulus

Adrift Green Striped Tie-Back Mini Swing Dress


On days when you’re feeling free-spirited, throw on this pastel green dress from Lulus. From the side cutouts to the stripes, this dress has all the finer details you’d want.

Pastel Floral Dresses

11 of 25 Image Credits: Amazon

Dokotoo Floral Print Mini Dress


Wear this dress to everything from boozy brunch to family dinners. The relaxed silhouette flatters the figure, while the floral adds some seasonal fun.

12 of 25 Image Credits: Urban Outfitters

UO Mallory Cowl Neck Slip Dress


Reach for this pastel floral dress all spring and summer long. It’ll look adorable on its own or with a denim jacket thrown over your shoulders.

Pastel Prom Dresses

13 of 25 Image Credits: Lulus

Lulus All About Love Blush Pink Maxi Dress


You’ll be a vision in this blush pink design. Pile on the gold jewelry and complete the look with sparkly ankle-strap heels.

14 of 25 Image Credits: Revolve

Pastel Pink Prom Dress

Revolve Saanvi Gown


Live it up in pastel yellow. This eye-catching gown is over 50 percent off right now, too, so you can save big on the flattering fit.

15 of 25 Image Credits: Lulus

Pastel Yellow Prom Dress

Lulus Heavenly Hues Light Blue Maxi Dress


This style is simple yet stunning, making it perfect for prom. You can choose from 15 shades for a look that reviewers are “completely obsessed” with.

Pastel Bridesmaids Dresses

16 of 25 Image Credits: Lulus

Pastel Blue Prom Dress

Lulus Everlasting Love Dusty Lavender Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress


There are so many jokes about ugly bridesmaids dresses, it’s practically become a trope. Prove the cynics wrong with this lovely pastel pink number from Lulus.

17 of 25 Image Credits: Anthropologie

Pastel Pink Bridesmaid Dress

Sarita Dress


Anthropologie is an amazing place to shop for beautiful, unique bridesmaids dresses. The Sarita dress boasts an A-line design that works well for many body types and a “Morning Mist” shade that’s flattering on a wide range of skin tones.

18 of 25 Image Credits: Amazon

Pastel Green Bridesmaid Dress

Ever-Pretty Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress


This ethereal style looks like something out of a fairytale — and it’s under $50 on Amazon. Snag the gorgeous pastel blue gown for your next formal event, completing the look with silver eyeshadow and dangling earrings.

Pastel Cocktail Dresses

19 of 25 Image Credits: Lulus

Pastel Blue Bridesmaid Dress

Loving You Dusty Purple Floral Print Maxi Dress


Unleash your inner romantic in a pastel dress that brims with flowers and other sweet detailing. Reviewers are raving about how this is their “dream dress” and “perfect for a photo shoot.”

20 of 25 Image Credits: Amazon

Purple Cocktail Dress

ROMWE Flared A-Line Party Dress


A pop of pastel pink is exactly what you need for your next cocktail party. The flared design works well for tearing up the dance floor, while the rosy shade calls for some gold jewelry.

21 of 25 Image Credits: Lulus

Pastel Dress for Wedding Guests

Wild for Love Light Print Zebra Print Dress


Animal prints and pastels? Sign us up! This flirty dress incorporates a subtle zebra print, tying sash and plunging neckline. Bring this dress out for a date with that Hinge cutie.

Pastel Striped Dresses

22 of 25 Image Credits: Amazon

Animal Print Cocktail Dress

Simplee Stripe Print A-Line Dress


Amazon is at it again with stylish designs that will make your wallet happy. This dress includes pastel stripes and tassels that will get you into vacation mode in no time.

23 of 25 Image Credits: Lulus

Seaport Blue and White Striped Tie-Front Dress


This dress looks like something a character in a Nicholas Sparks’ novel would wear, with an ocean-inspired shade and romantic ruffles. Wear it while you’re strolling down the beach at sunset… or just chilling at home.

Pastel Summer Dresses

24 of 25 Image Credits: Shopbop

Endless Rose Mini Dress


Be a breath of fresh air in this button-down dress. Between the puff sleeves and charming buttons, this pastel dress is sure to collect lots of compliments.

25 of 25 Image Credits: ASOS

QED London Soft Touch Polka Dot Mini Dress


This mint green dress is selling fast. Between the light polka-dot print and cute color, there’s so much to love. You can never have enough airy little dresses like this for the springtime.