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32 STUNNING Cottagecore Dresses + Fashion Brands You Can Shop Online

Searching for the perfect cottagecore dresses to add to your wardrobe? Look no further! I’ve found some of the best dresses that you can buy online for this post!

Cottagecore is a movement that is taking the world by storm. You’ve likely seen cottagecore images popping up on your Instagram feed more and more (even if you didn’t realize it had its own term). I, personally, love it and have slowly been adding more cottagecore dresses to my wardrobe. But, before I share my favorite cottagecore dresses and fashion brands…let’s explain what in the world cottagecore even is…

Photo of woman in cottagecore dress having a picnic outside and reading a book
An example of cottagecore aesthetic.

What is Cottagecore?

Cottagecore is a trend that goes beyond fashion choices. It centers around romanticizing a simpler time and life. This usually entails DIY crafting, gardening, raising farm animals (goats, chickens, etc.), baking homegrown goods, and taking the most picturesque picnics.

This trend had been growing in popularity on Tumblr for years, but it wasn’t until COVID hit (and the rise of TikTok) that cottagecore exploded! I think we were all looking for ways to make our time at home a little more fairytale-like. (I know I sure was!)

Photo of woman in a flowy cottagecore dress posing at the center of a field

Now, when it comes to cottagecore dresses, they are typically midi or maxi length and have short or 3/4 length sleeves. They also will likely have a bit of lace and feature a lovely floral print or pastel shade. Basically, picture the perfect dress for frolicking through fields (see above).

Cottagecore typically embraces sustainable living and fashion, too. I am also all for sustainable clothing brands, but that also means many cottagecore dresses are rather pricey. I will be including affordable cottagecore dresses (I’ll have some for less than $100 and less than $50) at the end of this post. I also encourage you to check out secondhand sites, like Vestaire Collective, for used/vintage cottagecore dresses!

I’ll also feature 1-3 of my favorite cottage dresses from a clothing site, but the sites and brands featured in this post will likely have many more cottagecore dresses to choose from – so don’t be afraid to poke around some more on their sites. Enjoy!

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Where to Buy Cottagecore Dresses + The Best Cottagecore Fashion Brands

Notes Of Grace Maxi Dress tiered skirt in pink from ModCloth

Notes Of Grace Maxi Dress tiered skirt in pink from ModCloth via ModCloth

So, ModCloth has an entire section on their website dedicated to cottagecore fashion. ModCloth has been one of my favorite sites to shop for clothing since well before I started this blog over 8 years ago. (See my bazillion ModCloth posts, here.)

This cute dress was meant to be worn while frolicking in fields collecting flowers under the spring and summer sun.

Alix of Bohemia Cream Dot Smocked Dress

Alix of Bohemia is a British-American fashion brand specializing in bespoke and one-of-a-kind pieces. The brand is all about free-flowing modern bohemian vibes incorporated in its curated selections of dresses, tops, shirts, jackets, and bottoms.

This block-printed Shelby Cream Dot Dress features a smocked bodice, ruffled-tier skirt, and micro ruffle neck—flexible as a party or casual dress!

Camilla Button Up Dress With Lace Insert

If you’re going for vintage glamour with extra pizzaz, this Button Up Dress with Lace Insert is the dress to be seen in. It features delicate florals and lace inserts, embellished button details, an intricate tilework pattern, a low-cut V-neckline, and frill sleeves—all the makings of an ethereally romantic maxi dress.

Model Wearing one of the Best Cottagecore Dresses - Boteh Florimonde Mini Smock Dress

Boteh Florimonde Mini Smock Dress

Boteh is another famous Australian fashion brand known for its ease-of-wear and boho chic and cottagecore summer dresses, trousers, swimwear, and blouses. This Florimonde Mini Smock Dress features rich and intricate palettes for those who want to play up their looks. It works amazingly as a sexy evening, date-worthy summer dress, too!

Model Wearing one of the Best Cottagecore Dresses - a Light Blue Reformation Sheri Linen Dress

Reformation Sheri Linen Dress

Flirty, fun, and free are all the ingredients needed to make this mini Sheri Linen Dress your go-to for a lovely summer picnic or brunch with the gals. It features a fitted bodice, an A-line skirt, adjustable straps, and a curved neckline for the perfect cottagecore look.

Model Wearing one of the Best Cottagecore Dresses - a Red Reformation Marella Linen Dress

Reformation Marella Linen Dress

The secret to effortless cottagecore styling is with this Marella Linen Dress that features a fitted bodice, an A-line skirt, a smocked back, and a curved neckline made from lightweight linen fabric. Go minimalist by choosing the plain white and cherry color, or glam it up with the Ritz dot or botanist version that is available in all sizes.

Model Wearing a  Cottagecore Bellevue The Label  Bianca Fit Flare Dress in Cream from Verishop

Verishop Bellevue The Label Bianca Fit Flare Dress

Verishop is a fairly new site that features a wide variety of brands for both clothing and home decor. They have free 2-day shipping across most of the site, as well as free returns and 24/7 customer service. Most importantly, though, they have a great selection of cottagecore dresses, like the Bellevue The Label dress pictured above.

Read next: Is Verishop Legit? My Honest Verishop Review + Photos of My Purchases

Model Wearing a Vanna Hemp Handkerchief Dress Color - Flecked Denim

Verishop VALANI Vanna Hemp Handkerchief Dress

This dress is described as best used for running through flower fields just to feel the cool breeze. The Vanna dress would be easy to dress up with heels and lipstick for a nighttime look or sandals for a day of running errands… or barefoot running through flower fields.

Model Wearing one of the Best Cottagecore Dresses - a Sage Green Leana Midi Dress from SHOPBOP

SHOPBOP Sage Green Leana Dress

You can spice your cottagecore game up with this poplin Leana Midi Dress with tiered seams, a V-neckline, a scalloped ruffle trim, and short puff sleeves. The unique sage green color is easy on the eyes and adds a refreshing flair to your every movement, as well!

Read next: Is Shopbop Legit? My Honest Shopbop Review (With Video & Photos)

Model Wearing one of the Best Cottagecore Dresses - a Green Mini Floral Dress from STAUD

STAUD Mini Faye Dress

This Mini Faye Dress stays true to the cottagecore anthem of earthy tones and connecting to nature, but in a cute and romantic way, you’re sure to love. Plus, you get to twirl in this, too!

Model Wearing one of the Best Cottagecore Dresses - the Eve Double Cloth Midi Dress in Navy Blue from BODEN

Boden Eve Double Cloth Midi Dress

Boden is a British brand with a fabulous selection of dresses. You can welcome the warmer weather in style easily with this navy Eve Double Cloth Midi Dress made from 100% cotton. It features a fit and flair shape with side seam pockets for hands-free movement, an elastic back waist, and a swishy tiered skirt. It’s a no-fuss, stress-free summer dress that comes in red and green variations, too.

Read next: 20+ Stores Like Boden for Stylish Clothing That Are All Available Online

Printed pleated midi dress

MARANT ETOILE Eina floral cotton maxi dress from Mytheresa

Mytheresa features a fantastic selection of designers on their site. They’re based in Germany but have SUPER speedy shipping all over the world and easy/free returns. (I recently ordered from them and can attest to the fast shipping and easy returns!) If designer cottagecore is what you desire, Mytheresa has you covered.

Read next: Is Mytheresa Legit? My Honest Review of Mytheresa With Photos + Video

Model Wearing Moda Operandi's Achiote Café Off-The-Shoulder Cotton Mini Dress

Moda Operandi Achiote Café Off-The-Shoulder Cotton Mini Dress

Moda Operandi carries hundreds of brands and designers and ships to over 125 countries worldwide. They don’t have a ton of cottagecore style dresses, but certain brands and designers can fit the bill. This dreamily soft Off-The-Shoulder Cotton Mini Dress features a slim fit A-line silhouette, gathered skirt, and an off-the-shoulder design with ruffled trim for a lovely summer day out at the café or a garden party.

Model Wearing Moda Operandi's Green Antonella Ruched Cotton Midi Dress

Moda Operandi Antonella Ruched Cotton Midi Dress

Feminine cottagecore dresses and chic sandals or espadrilles are a match made in heaven! This elegant Antonella Ruched Cotton Midi Dress is not just versatile enough to be paired with your favorite strappy or heeled footwear but ensures you look good doing it, too!

Model Wearing Net-a-Porter's Scalloped Broderie Anglaise Organic-Cotton Midi Dress

Net-a-Porter Scalloped Broderie Anglaise Organic-Cotton Midi Dress

Net-a-Porter is similar to Moda Operandi and features more than 800 brands and designers on its site. I’ve also had great luck ordering from Net-a-Porter in general. They have super speedy shipping and easy returns.

This uniquely patterned broderie anglaise midi dress is made from an airy cotton blend with a tiered hem. The blue and white print combo gives off a tonic not just to the wearer but also to those who’ll see you flaunting it.

Read next: Is Net-a-Porter Legit? My HONEST Net-a-Porter Review (With Video + Photos)

Bellamy Shirred Printed Organic Cotton-Poplin Maxi Dress

This Bellamy Maxi Dress will have anyone’s prairie dreams come true with its puffed shoulders, ruffled cuffs, shirred sleeves, and figure-hugging fit. It’s made from organic cotton-poplin and sustainable. Pair it up with your favorite white sneakers or heeled strappy sandals for carefree, casual styling.

Model Wearing a Maxi Wrap Dress in Muted Tone

Madewell Maxi Wrap Dress

Those who like to keep things low key but want to look elegant while doing so would love the muted tones and silhouette of this light blue printed maxi wrap dress—perfectly made for summer evenings and lazy afternoons.

Model Wearing Sister Jane's Navy Blue Ivy Stripe Midi Dress

Sister Jane Ivy Stripe Midi Dress

Sister Jane is a London-based womenswear label that features vintage-inspired designs with a high-end look & feel. Their designs can be a bit more dramatic than typical cottagecore fashion brands, but I still think they deserve a spot on this list!

Here’s a midi dress that strikes the perfect balance between laid-back dressing and vintage luxe. This Ivy Stripe Dress in navy blue features an adjustable gros grain necktie that gives the wearer extra charm and sophistication—perfect for a garden party soiree.

Model Having a Picnic Outside and Sleeping Wearing Miss Patina's Garden Dress

Miss Patina Tasha Garden Dress

Miss Patina is another London-based brand that features vintage-inspired designs. However, Miss Patina is a site where you’ll have a hard time not finding the perfect cottagecore dress. Their style just screams “cottagecore.”

Model Wearing a Cottagecore Dress in Orange

Xiaolizi Cottagecore Dress

This linen dress is made by Xiaolizi, a VERY popular Etsy shop for cottagecore designs. This color is perfect for fall. Plus, they also take custom orders!

Model Wearing Little Women's Cottagecore Inspired Jo Dress Posing in front of a Door

Little Women Atelier Jo Dress

Little Women Atelier was the first cottagecore brand I started following on Instagram. I was initially drawn to them because they are based in Russia, and after having lived in Russia, I’m always intrigued by Russian designers. (Don’t worry, they ship worldwide, and have free shipping to the US!) They have SO many amazing cottagecore dresses it was hard to only pick a couple for this post! They also carry the best aprons and pinafores to complete your cottagecore look.

Model Walking and Wearing Little Women's Cottagecore Inspired Linen Dress

Little Women Atelier Linen Meg Dress

Had to include the Meg dress too because I love its Peterpan collar and its dramatic sleeves. Little Women Atelier‘s dresses are seriously everything that is cottagecore.

Affordable Cottagecore Dresses (Less than $100)

Milly Midi Dress - Tiered Button Down 3/4 Sleeve Dress In Green

Salty Crush Isla Maxi Dress – Tan

Salty Crush is one of my favorite dress brands. (I now have 5 of their dresses and several cardigans.) They’re based out of Sydney, Australia but have speedy international shipping. (My orders coming to the US have taken only about a week to reach me.)

While they are more bohemian in style than cottagecore, I think there can be a bit of overlap with these styles. Cottagecore-lovers will find affordable dresses they appreciate as well on Salty Crush, like this romantic Milly Midi dress.

Spring At The Chance Babydoll Dress
By Princess Highway

ModCloth Spring At The Chance Babydoll Dress by Princess Highway

ModCloth is making another appearance on this list but under the affordable cottagecore dress section this time! ModCloth’s dresses can get a bit pricey, but for they are constantly running sales, so it’s not too hard to find dresses for less than $100 or less than $50. This cottagecore dress is designed by Princess Highway, which is another awesome Aussie brand.

Model Wearing Sprouts With Clout Midi Dress By Timeless London

ModCloth Sprouts With Clout Midi Dress By Timeless London

With a subtle cottagecore charm, this retro-inspired midi dress from UK brand Timeless London will have compliments sprouting up all around you! I am in love with the mushroom embroidered on the lapels of this adorable dress.

Model Wearing a Flirting in Florence White Striped Tie-Strap Midi Dress

Lulus Flirting in Florence White Striped Tie-Strap Midi Dress

Lulus has a great selection of cottagecore dresses that are less than $100! This white tie-strap dress is simply stunning.

Model Wearing a Georgia Gingham Square Neck Dress - Coral

Joanie Georgia Gingham Square Neck Dress – Coral

Joanie is a UK-based, vintage-style womenswear clothing brand featuring a great selection of sizes. They also recently added an entire cottagecore style section to their site!

Model Wearing Nasty Gal's Animal Print Puff Sleeve Midi Dress with Sweetheart Neckline

Nasty Gal Sweetheart Neckline Animal Print Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

I did not expect Nasty Gal to have such a good selection of affordable cottagecore dresses! I always associate this site with edgy, sexy clothing. But I’m pleasantly surprised by their variety – like the cute puff sleeve dress above…which you can also see in my Nasty Gal YouTube video.

Read next: Is Nasty Gal Legit? Honest Nasty Gal Review of Clothing, Shoes, & Accessories

Photo of & Other Stories' Puff Sleeve Linen Midi Dress in Light Blue

& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Linen Midi Dress

& Other Stories has design ateliers in Paris, Stockholm and Los Angeles. The brand’s collections fit into any aesthetic – including cottagecore. Boho bliss comes easy with this light blue floral print Puff Sleeve Midi Dress that’s crafted from woven linen. It features a sweetheart neckline, smocked back, side slit, and a figure-hugging silhouette available in all sizes. It comes in floral white and pink variations, as well, so you’ll have more choices to flaunt come summer.

Model Wearing Pink Floral Puff Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress

Pink Blush Floral Puff Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress

So, Pink Blush specializes in maternity dresses. However, they do have plenty of dresses that can be worn whether you are pregnant or not! I have a midi dress from here and have never been pregnant, so I promise you don’t have to be afraid of these dresses just because they say “maternity.” (This dress is even labeled “post-bump friendly” on their site!)

Photo of Cottagecore Inspired Beach Flowy Maxi Dresses in Pink

Amazon R.YIposha Vintage Square Neck Maxi Dress

Amazon has everything, including cottagecore dresses! Now, I wouldn’t say Amazon is the best place to find cottagecore dresses, they do, however, have some affordable options. Just be sure to double-check reviews, as the quality can be a bit spotty on some of these. This R.YIposha maxi dress is highly rated, though!

Model Wearing Happiest With You White Lace-Up Button-Front Midi Dress

Lulus Happiest With You White Lace-Up Button-Front Midi Dress

The perfect affordable cottagecore dress coming in at just $20! Woven cotton, with Swiss dots throughout, shapes this cute summer dress with a square neckline and three-quarter sleeves with elastic at the cuffs and shoulders.

Honorable mentions

Where do you like to shop for cottagecore dresses? Let me know in the comments!

32 STUNNING Cottagecore Dresses + Fashion Brands You Can Shop Online

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