Happy Sunday, ladies!  I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend so far.  With society continuing to open up, 2022 looks like it will be chock-full of in-person special occasions—much more so than the past two years.  Maybe you’ll attend church services; celebrate a wedding; or simply get together with family for brunch.  This all means one thing:  it’s dress season.   So today, I’ve put together a guide to Spring dresses. 

First:  this guide isn’t exhaustive.  I’ve restricted it to 6 dress types: 

  • wrap; 
  • sheath; 
  • flare; 
  • midi; 
  • shirtdress; and 
  • shift. 

If this post is successful, we can certainly extend the guide to include more dresses. 

For each dress type, I’ve i ) gone through the archives and pulled examples of how I’ve worn that in the past; and ii) put together shoppable widgets from the following retailers: 

If you don’t see anything you like, in the widgets, you can click on the above links to take you directly to new dress arrivals.  So let’s get to my guide to Spring dresses 2022.  

spring dresses 2022

Guide to Spring Dresses

To help you out a bit more, I put together a quick definitional guide for each dress type.  I’ve also created a collage of the general silhouettes that you might find useful as you think about what dresses work best for you. 


A wrap dress has a closure in the front.  It’s formed by wrapping one side across the other.  The ties are then tied together in the back. 


A sheath dress is a fitted, straight-cut dress.  It’s nipped at the waistline with no waist seam. 


A flared dress has a top bodice that is fitted and a skirt that flares out.


A midi dress is any type of dress that rises above the ankles but falls below the knees.  It’s sometimes called “the mid-calf”. 


A shirtdress takes details from a shirt:  a collar, a button front, or cuffed sleeves are all examples. 


A shift dress’ cloth falls straight from the shoulders and has darts around the bust. 

dress guide 2022

Shopping tips

A few quick tips when shopping for dresses this Spring. 

Alright, let’s see some examples of how to wear these dresses. 


Shop wrap dresses (click below)


simply sheath

Shop sheath dresses (click below)


marks and spencer

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a fit and flare dress, kitten heel sandals, and a black clutch handbag

macy's friends and family, taylor dresses

Shop flare dresses (click below)


Shop midi dresses (click below)


Shop shirt dresses (click below)


sheath dress

Shop shift dresses (click below)

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Make sure to catch up on our DAILY LOOK. We post a dedicated photo to our daily outfit every Wednesday-Sunday. And you can shop those outfits easily through the shop the widget below the picture. 

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