I'm a Fashion Editor, and These Are the 17 Spring Dresses in My Cart Right Now

It's going to take a lot of willpower to narrow this cute list down to just one or two.

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Spring Dresses
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Very few things make me feel as happy as the year's first round of warm, sunny days. Finally, finally I can stop wearing tons of layers and let my legs be free — preferably while walking around my neighborhood in colorful, printed spring dresses.

Now that the world is on its way to getting vaccinated, I'm more excited about getting dressed than I have been in over a year, and admittedly can't stop browsing for clothes I might wear for future made-up occasions. I have a spring birthday, so I want something poufy to celebrate in (even if it's for a small park hang), and I'm also feeling the whole '00s comeback, meaning a tight, strappy mini is a must.

My spring dress shopping list seems to grow by the day, but since I can't realistically buy everything I'm lusting after (without going into debt, that is), I might as well share my picks with some other fashion lovers, so we can benefit. Some of these designs are bold and whimsical, while others are subtle and sexy. There are a few meant for cooler days, with longer sleeves and sweater material, while a handful will work for that random spike in temperature, or can easily be layered over a button-down or T-shirt. Still, each and every dress is super cute in its own way, and you'll want to scoop one (or two!) up before they sell out.

Selkie The Puff Dress

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Pinko Buttoned Denim Midi-Dress

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Shop now: $460; farfetch.com

H&M Sweatshirt Dress

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Shop now: $18; hm.com

Lisa Say Gah Diana Frock Mini Dress

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Shop now: $136 (Originally $169); lisasaysgah.com

ASOS DESIGN Cut Out Strappy Halter Midi Dress with Side Split in Black

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Shop now: $29; asos.com

& Other Stories Sheer Smocked Mini Dress

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Shop now: $119; stories.com

Christopher John Rogers Rainbow & Check Bodycon Midi Dress

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Shop now: $775; saksfifthavenue.com

GAUGE81 Pasto One-Shoulder Satin Mini Dress

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Shop now: $445; intermix.com

Aliette Heather Dress

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Shop now: $750; shopbop.com

Lovers + Friends Justine Mini Dress

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Cynthia Rowley Aqua Rib Knit Dress

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Shop now: $325; cynthiarowley.com

Wray NYC Flounce Dress Aqua Check

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Shop now: $198; wray.nyc

Lioness Heavenly Sent Two-Piece Mini Dress

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Zara Denim Dress With Top Stitching

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Shop now: $40; zara.com

Tanya Taylor Natasha Dress

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Shop now: $495; tanyataylor.com

Madewell Cattail Tiered Dress

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Shop now: $128; madewell.com

Hanifa Soraya Maxi UK

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