When temperatures start to rise and a sun icon appears in our weather forecast, we are almost innately wired to make a stark change in wardrobe. There is something quite celebratory and significant about putting away our winter coats and breaking out some spring dresses, shorts, or statement pieces on the first warm day of the year. Perhaps this means shedding some of your heavier fabrics for cotton and linens, swapping your all-black aesthetic for some optimistic pastel hues, or making your biggest "spring is here" statement by wearing your first spring dress of the year.
For those of us who struggle with the winter blues, we wait with bated breath for daylight savings in March, eagerly awaiting a couple more hours of sunlight. We probably have some of our new wardrobe lined up in our closets, including spring dresses in our saved folders and in our digital shopping carts. And while the start to this spring is turning out to be a bit different than we expected, the good news is it's still pretty easy to online shop, so you can fully plan out your look for whenever you're done passing the time of social distancing.
For both the overly prepared and those who welcome spring with hesitance and a bit of seasonal allergies, we could all use some fresh designer labels to update our style with some original spring dresses. Now more than ever, it's important to support small businesses, and there's no easier way to do that than online shopping for your next looks from some niche brands you're bound to be obsessed with. Check out 10 of our favorite spring dresses to shop this season, from our favorite small brands like Nanushka and Sandy Liang.