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8 vintage dresses that you need in your spring wardrobe

These pre-loved pieces are perfect for this season

tylist Emili Sindlev wears a Rowen Rose dress and shoes, Valentino bag and a Chanel belt on March 03, 2019 in Paris, France
Orion Scott
Fashion Features Writer
Updated: 6 April 2024
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Shopping vintage is not only brilliant for the environment, but it's perfect for giving your spring style a serious boost. Tracking down hidden gems can be unbelievably satisfying, especially when you come across a designer scorcher. 

For seasoned vintage shoppers, it will be no surprise to hear that sourcing pre-loved items is great for our planet. Not only does it reduce the amount of resources required to produce brand-new clothing, but it also stops vintage garments from ending up in landfills.

Plus, shopping vintage is brilliant for finding really cool pieces that are essentially unique and would be practically impossible to find in the shops. If you're considering upping your vintage-style game, rest assured, you'll be in excellent company.

Sydney Sweeney attends the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a silk white gown© Getty
Sydney Sweeney recently wore a vintage Marc Bouwer gown to the Oscars Party

Us mere mortals are not the only ones shifting our consumer habits towards shopping more sustainably, in fact, the likes of Sydney Sweeney, Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa and Zendaya are also on board, having each worn vintage designer looks on the red carpet.

Hello! Fashion shares the stylish vintage dresses that you need in your summer wardrobe right now:

  • White Beth Dress

    White Beth Dress

    Cecile Bahnsen

    Personally, this dress has been on my wishlist for months. It's the perfect comfortable yet elegant option that will quite literally go with anything. I love the idea of wearing it with chunky combat boots and cat eye sunglasses or with a colourful cardigan and metallic ballet flats. 

  • Comme Des Garçons dress

    1997 checked dress

    Comme Des Garçons

    This icon of a mini dress is from Comme Des Garçons' 1997 collection and is still as gorgeous as it was back then. Pair with loafers and slouchy socks or ballet flats. 

  • Rhona Roy Vintage dress

    1960s Waffle Cotton Floral Print Dress with Belt

    Rhona Roy

    It's not a spring wardrobe without a perfect floral dress and this 1960s number is perfect in more ways than one. Easily worn on its own with your favourite knee-high boots or dressed up with a pair of heels, this is a versatile gem that is deserving of a second life.

  • Emilia Wickstead Green maxi

    Maxi Dress

    Emilia Wickstead

    If you're on the hunt for a bold statement dress then this lime green maxi from Emilia Wickstead is it. I love the idea of wearing this with pastel pink Mary Jane shoes and a matching bag and hair bow. 

  • Prada dress

    Pinafore Dress


    Perfect for wearing over button-up blouses, short-sleeved t-shirts or with a bikini top in the height of summer, I can guarantee you'll get your money's worth out of this Prada pinafore.

  • Ganni Mini Dress

    Floral-Brocade Mini Dress


    If there's ever one rule to live by it's that you can never, ever go wrong with a Ganni dress. This divine floral blue mini with puff sleeves and an open back screams spring in all the right ways and can even be styled over pants when the temperature starts to drop.

  • Chanel Mini dress

    Spring 2013 Denim CC Faux Pearl Button Dress


    To say I am obsessed with dress is an understatement. I can imagine this worn with black leather strappy slides and an oversized wide brim sun hat.

  • 1960s Cotton Full-Length Dress with Crochet Trim

    1ST DIBS

    Live out your boho Lana Del Rey dream this spring with this divine 1960s cotton maxi dress with intricate crochet detailing. This would look amazing with chunky sandals and lots of gold jewellery. 

How we chose the pieces:

Vintage Status: Each item on this list is pre-owned and from an old collection that is no longer available to purchase new. 

Price: I have chosen items from a range of high street and designer brands, allowing for each budget to indulge in this trend. 

Why you should trust me:

I am Hello! Fashion’s Fashion Features Writer. With a love for all things fashion (the quirkier the better), I can usually be found playing dress-up in my own wardrobe, watching Gilmore Girls for the 8th time or finding new outfit inspo and DIY musts on TikTok, nothing in my closet is safe from a safety-pin bow embellishment. I have been in the styling world for almost 5 years now, specialising in editorial features, luxury campaigns and music videos. As for the world of magazines, I have worked for various digital and print publications around the world, focusing on fashion. Basically, fashion is my bread and butter.

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