Target Summer Dresses

TikTok Discovered That Target Has the Best Summer Dresses, and We Can't Disagree

Influencer-worthy looks starting at $12 — it's kind of a no-brainer.
By Summer Cartwright
Jun 16, 2021 @ 3:12 pm
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TikTok has become the unofficial source for spotting all sorts of fashion trends, like retro pleated tennis skirts and Lizzo-approved butt scrunch leggings. And now the social media app is declaring one dependable department store as the official source of must-have summer dresses: Target.

For the Target fans out there, this title should come as no surprise — its newest Designer Dress Collection includes bold and vibrant pieces from stylists who have dressed everyone from Rihanna to Michelle Obama. People on social media are enamored with the line, along with several other easy, breezy warm-weather styles available at the retailer. Remember the puff sleeve ruched dress that flew off the shelves before it even landed online back in February? That's the kind of vibe that TikTok users, in particular, can't get enough of. 

While browsing through the hashtag #targetdress (which has garnered a casual 19.5 million views as of publication), you'll see users with 100 followers and users with 100,000 followers posting their rave reviews of sundresses, t-shirt dresses, and babydoll dresses. Two popular and trending styles right now include a classic pencil dress with ruched sides as well as a preppy collared number that looks just as fit for the tennis court as it is for a brunch spot. 

The figure-hugging Wild Fable design has that casual summertime aesthetic along with elevated features like dual straps and lace-up ends that, when tied tightly, can make the dress tighter and shorter. Thanks to this customizable addition, you can think of the dress as a two-for-one of sorts. The checkered yellow print is practically begging to be worn to outdoor picnics, baby showers, and barbecues, and at $22, the price really can't be beat. 

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Shop now: $22 (Originally $25); target.com

Just as we predicted last year, the preppy dad shirt trend is coming in hot like the weather. So many TikTok users have gone out of their way to snag the collared Wild Fable polo dress that it's already out of stock in some sizes and colorways, but don't worry — the salmon is still available in sizes extra small to 4XL.

You'll see in the videos just how fun the mini dress is on any body type. While watching their try-ons, you'll be able to feel the confidence exuding from these TikTok users  — and that's the kind of energy we all want (and deserve!) this summer. 

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Shop now: $25; target.com

Another must-shop style is a bold mini dress that gives major Bridgerton vibes thanks to its empire waist. It has that same sensuality we know and love from the show, but in a more relaxed, no-corset-needed kind of way. 

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Shop now: $12; target.com

There are hundreds of dresses available at Target, but we narrowed down our favorites to give you a warm-weather lookbook of sorts. Shop these under-$35 styles, below. 

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Shop now: $35; target.com 

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Shop now: $30; target.com

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Shop now: $25; target.com

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Shop now: $20; target.com

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Shop now: $25; target.com

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Shop now: $28; target.com

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Shop now: $25; target.com

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Shop now: $25; target.com