The Cutest Summer Dresses From LOFT


Things that make me happy:  warm night air on my skin (no jacket needed), Pax’s freckled nose, holding Raines’ hand when we walk (even though he’s somehow ten already), and pretty little dresses.

Pretty little dresses are such a simple pleasure, but they often make me feel like my life is so much more glamorous than it is.  Like I’m in a movie or something.  [girl rises, gracefully, and pours herself a drink.  Cut to shot of everyone watching her, transfixed.  And SCENE.]

Or maybe pretty little dresses are just a far cry from my usual daily uniform of workout gear (on a good day) or sweatpants.

Whatever the reason… [girl stares into middle distance, thoughtfully]…there’s something special about a dress.

My personal favorites are dresses that aren’t overly fussy, dresses that can actually be worn every day, but dresses that, nonetheless, have something a little special.  [girl shrugs, nonchalant. “This old thing?”]

LOFT reached out, asking me to take a look at their current line of pretty little dresses, just in time for Mother’s Day, and I think they nailed it.  So on the next warm almost-summer night, I donned a pretty dress, took the kids to Dilworth Park, and….was reminded why we typically pack them both a change of clothes.  Oops.

When Mike says, “I think your Mom needs a hug!” I mean…look at Raines’ face.

LOFT Coral Springs Tie-Neck Dress (wearing XS petite, for reference)

All The Pretty Little Dresses

Gosh, there are so many good ones, it was hard to choose.  I narrowed it down to my personal top twelve.  Happy Mother’s Day!




A huge thank-you to LOFT for sponsoring this post!  I’m always thrilled to find pieces that are both affordable and special, and you guys make it reallllly easy to do just that.  As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are completely my own.  And readers, thank you for your continued support.  It doesn’t go unnoticed and is so very much appreciated.



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Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and shorts known as denim-underwear, always.

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