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If you’ve scrolled on TikTok or Instagram — or even just looked out your window — on any given day over the past couple of months, then you’ve already realized that the ribbed knit midi dress is the most popular summer trend of 2022.
What makes the ribbed knit midi dress a worthwhile summer trend investment is that it’s basically your classic “throw it on and do everything” casual t-shirt dress, but more elevated and significantly more stylish. You can also lean into the rise of certain popular aesthetics without breaking the bank. From viral trends like coastal grandmother to off-duty model and minimalist basics à la Matilda Djerf, each vibe incorporates functional and timeless closet essentials that you can wear forever.
Scroll down to shop our favorite ribbed knit midi dresses to tap into this season. Enjoy your new unfussy but endlessly chic wardrobe addition.
1. Open Edit Ribbed Sweater Tank Dress, $35.40 (Orig. $59)
Shapely ribbing gives a sculpted look to this long, lean tank dress with an elegant scooped neckline. Plus, it’s on sale!
2. Éterne Tank Dress Maxi Black, $225
Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner are both obsessed with this basics brand. This elevated casual dress (which is technically a maxi but was too good not to include) gives off the same minimalist, model-off-duty look that both women are known for. It also comes in white.
3. Club Monaco Ribbed Tank Midi Dress, $99.97 (Orig. $229)
Isn’t this periwinkle shade divine? Wide ribs add to the streamlined silhouette of this endlessly wearable dress that you’ll reach for throughout the sunny season
With a high neck, bright color and an A-line silhouette, this sleeveless jersey dress is a trendy take on the timeless style.
5. Everlane The Ribbed Tank Dress, $78
Designed to be the perfect curve-hugging dress, The Ribbed Tank Dress is made of premium cotton with a cutaway neckline, bra-friendly straps, and a midi length. It hugs you in just the right places with enough stretch for ultimate comfort.
This rib-knit body-con dress stretches comfortably around your figure while the racerback delivers a sporty touch to the wearable design. Shop it in the above white, black or chic coastal navy.
7. Abercrombie & Fitch Lace-Up Ribbed Midi Dress, $60 (Orig. $80)
The elevated rib-knit fabric and spaghetti straps of this slim-fitting midi dress make it the perfect closet essential. Featuring a scoop neckline, lace-up back detail and a side-slit, it’s the perfect casual dress that you can also dress way up with the right accessories.
8. Good American Belted Body Dress, $120 (Orig. $150)
The Belted Body Dress is a sexy update of the classic silhouette and comes in four timeless colors: Lilac, black, olive and taupe.
Want a basic style that will stand the test of time but still fit in with today’s trends? This $35 dress from ASOS does exactly that — plus, it’s honestly a steal at that price.
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