Tank top, shorts, flip flops, repeat.

Sometimes we feel like our summer style can get a little repetitive. When it’s unbearably hot out, keeping cool and comfortable becomes our first priority. Not that we ever really get sick of comfy tees and denim shorts, but for work and events? It’s all about the dresses. If you’re getting sick of the same floral one in your closet, going with a  vintage dress is the answer. Without breaking the bank, you can find a unique look you’ll love. (Bonus: when people ask where they can get the same one, you can tell them it’s one-of-a-kind, and then revel in their jealousy… what could be better?!)

We’ve compiled our favorite Etsy pieces for any fashionable female. While some of these better suit the girlie girl, others totally work for the edgier chick. Depending on how you accessorize, you can throw one of these dresses on to go to work, out for dinner, or at the next summer music festival. Whatever your style, it’s worth taking a look at our top picks for the best vintage dresses. And when the compliments start rolling in, you can thank us!

vintage dress etsy cottage rose

1. Cottage Rose Dress | nocarnations, $49.00

etsy floral lace vintage dress

2. 60s Floral Lace Dress | OtherPeoplesProperty, $45.00

etsy denim floral vintage dress

3. Embroidered Denim Tank Dress | ClosetCreep, $34.00

etsy pink pattern vintage dress

4. Pink Print Mini Linen Dress | BetterStayTogether, $40.00 (love the color-blocking with blue suede booties.)

vintage sundress pleated

5. Pleated Sunshine Dress | nocarnations, $45.00

vintage dress etsy


6. Embroidered Sundress | SWANEEGrace, $98.00

etsy denim overall vintage dress

7. Denim Overall Jumper Dress | awildatheart, $44.00

Which of these vintage dresses is your favorite?

Sarah Olicker is a Vanderbilt University undergraduate student and self-proclaimed Netflix junkie. She loves British accents, Mexican Cuisine, and American Cinema. She has a dangerous online shopping addiction and could tell a platform heel from a stiletto long before she could recite her times tables. She's also a member of her school's A cappella group and appreciates a good #TBT.