Everyone’s Wearing A Button Front Dress This Season, And We Found 14 Under $100

by Maggie Dickman

Everyone’s Wearing A Button Front Dress This Season, And We Found 14 Under $100

Summer’s the time to rock breezy, beautiful dresses, and Zara’s best-selling button front dress is proving that the season’s hottest trend is all about the details. (In fact, the majority of Zara’s top-selling dresses are this chic style.) Check out our favorite button front dresses for every summer occasion—strappy sandals optional (but preferred).


UO Abbie Eyelet Button-Down Dress


woman wearing a black button front dress


The only thing sweeter than an ice cream cone for the summer? An eyelet, midi-length, button front dress. Embroidered eyelet detailing is as romantic as they come, making this dress your date night go-to. ($89, urbanoutfitters.com)


AE Knot Front Button-Up Midi Dress


woman wearing a white tie front, button front dress


Spice up your button-front look with something a little bit “knot-y.” A comfortable and classy silhouette can bring a little style heat, and when combined with puff sleeves, will make the knotted button-front the hottest staple you’ll wear this summer. ($59.95, ae.com)



Influence Plus Button Front Rainbow Stripe Sundress


rainbow striped button front dress


When it comes to summer, no color is off limits. Picking a lightweight, woven fabric will leave you comfy all day long, and a bold pop of color will just as easily make a statement with strappy sandals during the day as it will with sky-high wedges for a night out. ($38, asos.com)


Somedays Lovin Sweet Surrender Mini Dress


woman wearing a floral button front dress


Nothing screams summer like flirty floral patterns, and a button-down woven mini dress is exactly what you’ll want to wear as you dance the night away. ($89, pacsun.com)


Lulu’s Louetta White Button-Down Mini Dress


woman wearing a white tank strap button front dress with buttons on the side


We don’t typically like to pick sides, but in the case of button-front dresses, we tend to break the rules. The style gets a fresh new take when the buttons run down the side rather than the center, and we’re even more sold when the buttons happen to be tortoise. ($54, lulus.com)


Forever 21 Linen-Blend Flounce Dress


woman wearing a ruffle, light yellow button front dress


If you’re looking for something dressy without sacrificing comfort, an off-the-shoulder neckline might just be your new favorite must-have. Go full on KKW glam with a pair of tiny sunglasses, and you’ll feel like the star of your own summer adventure. ($27.90, forever21.com)


Topshop Button Front Ribbed Mini Dress


woman wearing a pink ribbed, button front dress


Channel an ultra-feminine look with a pink-as-sherbet-colored button-front sundress. The ribbed style and self-tie bow shoulders are special summer-y touches, and you can complete the look with a straw bag. Instagram is going to love the look—we told you first. ($32, topshop.com)


Topshop Angel Sleeve Shift Dress


woman wearing a green button front dress with short sleeves


The mini dress gets a special, dressy upgrade when paired with voluminous elbow-length sleeves. Pair over-the-top sleeves with standout front button detailing, and you’re summertime set. ($60, nordstrom.com)


Forever 21 Plus Size Striped Button Front Dress


woman wearing a striped button front dress with mesh overlay


A semi-sheer midi dress is the epitome of summer comfort, and when it comes to button-front dresses, happens to be one of the dreamiest summer picks. Plus, this cinched-waist striped style makes it one of our favorite office-ready looks. ($29.90, forever21.com)


ModCloth Ideally Alfresco Midi Sundress


woman wearing yellow button front dress in floral print


We’ll warn you now: Once you own a tied shoulder sundress—especially if it happens to be a sunshine-y yellow—you’ll want to spend all your time outdoors to show off your trendy look in all its glory. ($89, modcloth.com)


Free People Carolina Mini Dress


woman wearing button front dress in denim


If you’re searching for an effortless summer go-to, look no further than a denim mini dress. It’s farmer’s market chic in the best possible way, and we’re swooning over styles with pleat detailing, oversized buttons, and cross-back straps. ($98, freepeople.com)


Zara Button Front Shirt Dress


woman wearing button front dress in mustard color with a belt


A belted midi might just be our favorite style of shirt dress, and the bold, sunset-inspired yellow makes for a dreamy date night look that we just can’t get enough of. ($49.90, zara.com)


Forever 21 Plus Size Striped Shirt Dress


woman wearing button front dress with white and black stripes


A sky-high slit? Don’t mind if we do. A patterned shirt dress and self-tie waist gets a major upgrade with a vented hem that’s made for moving. It’s a flirty, fashion-forward take on your basic button front dress, made especially for the fierce and fun-loving. ($24.90, forever21.com)



Zara Short Linen Dress


woman wearing a burnt orange button front dress with peter pan collar


A little rustic-chic is sometimes all we need, and Zara is making those dreams come true. A loose-fitting dress with a Peter Pan collar and cinched sleeves is not only a summer look, but it happens to be one of the retailer’s best-sellers. Coincidence? We think not. ($69.90, zara.com)