April 11, 2021

Summer Just Got Better With Target’s New Designer Dress Collections

Summer Just Got Better With Target’s New Designer Dress Collections

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Most of us have designer clothing taste without a budget to match. That’s why we’re always thrilled when Target releases a new limited-edition collection by designers we know and love. This time around, your picks for Target dresses for summer include designs from Lisa Marie Fernandez, CUSHNIE, and LoveShackFancy. Shop these gorgeous pieces online at Target.com.

New Target Dresses from Designers We Love

Lisa Marie Fernandez

When Lisa Marie Fernandez decides to offer up her signature boho-chic style to the masses, the masses should run — not walk — to get their hands on the collection while they can. Over the years, Fernandez has earned a cult-like following thanks to how seamlessly her clothes fit into anyone’s wardrobe. They’re often versatile enough to take you from the office to the market and then out on the town with your girlfriends. Always pretty, never precious, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in every collection Fernandez brings to the table. That’s more true than ever in her new collection of Target dresses.

3 must-have pieces

We have to admit, we’re more than a bit gaga over this one-shoulder black and white polka dot dress! The pattern is classic and on-trend all at once, and the one-shoulder design gives an unexpected twist. The ruffled trim adds an extra touch of femininity without feeling like too much.

If you’re not feeling like showing that much skin or prefer more of a classic cut that’s more versatile, check out this puff sleeve version of the polka dot dress. With the same great pattern, you’ll get the look you love but with sleeves and a longer length, making it perfect to wear from day to night no matter what you have planned.

Feeling flirty? We love LMF’s ric rac off the shoulder dress, a charming addition to anyone’s summer wardrobe. The yellow detailing offers the perfect pop of color against the crisp white fabric and brings a bit of sunshine with you wherever you go.


When we saw Carly Cushnie was bringing her iconic modern and minimalist style to Target, we were practically ready to line up and wait for release day. She’s famous for creating silhouettes that fit and flatter every woman’s body, making her a Hollywood and red carpet favorite. You may not be getting dressed for the premiere of your next big movie, but you’ll definitely fall in love with CUSHNIE’s modern-yet-timeless style.

3 must-have pieces

The CUSHNIE collection of Target dresses isn’t pulling any punches. Right out of the gate, we were drawn to this neon yellow strapless side-slit dress. Not for wallflowers or the faint of heart, this dress is sure to get you noticed wherever you go. In the perfect example of what CUSHNIE does best, this dress is form-fitting and flattering for every body type. The side slit gives a hint of sexiness while style looking elegant.

Yellow isn’t for everyone, but if you’re looking for something a bit more romantic, you’ll love this pleated dress in shades of pink and red. The amount of thought and detail put into this dress goes well beyond its affordable price tag. Thin criss-cross straps give the top of the dress a lighter feel as the blush pink bodice transitions into color blocks of red and magenta. From every angle, this dress is serving looks.

Every wardrobe needs at least one Little Black Dress. Even if you already have a few, you’re going to have to make way for this gorgeous slip dress. By weaving two different fabrics together — one matte and one shiny — CUSHNIE was able to create a sense of depth and interest rarely seen in clothes at this price point. The front slit creates a sexy flowy silhouette that will help you move with ease as you breeze through a warm summer night.


When Rebecca Hessel Cohen founded LoveShackFancy, she was inspired by vintage finds and wanted to bring back a sense of femininity, romance, and ethereal charm. Mission accomplished! Her new collection for Target is filled with frills, florals, lace, and colors that will have you leaning into your inner girly girl. Cohen manages to strike a balance to make sure her clothes never seem immature, while still feeling youthful and playful.

3 must-have pieces

One of our favorite pieces from all of the new collections is LoveShackFancy’s Amalie tiered ruffle dress! It hits all of the marks for a perfect summer dress with its fun floral pattern, light and airy material, short cut, and beautiful colors. The blue and white dress will stand out in a crowd with flouncy shoulders and ruffled layers that will move beautifully with your body and the breeze. Whether you wear it to the farmer’s market or for a bike right down your favorite path, this dreamy dress will have you feeling and looking beautiful while still being comfortable.

A simple white dress is a classic summer staple, and the Penelope double ruffle dress is sure to be your new favorite. The lace detailing and romantic ruffles add a feminine flair that Cohen is famous for. The lack of pattern and color make this dress the perfect option for anyone looking to embrace their romantic side in a subtle way.

If you’re not shying away from being girly, you’ll love the Elise smocked tiered dress. From the pink and ivory colors to the beautiful rose pattern and yellow ribbon around the waist, this dress embraces femininity for the fashion superpower it is. Maybe it’s just us, but we’re suddenly feeling like throwing an English garden party!

The folks at Target have a history of delivering designer collaborations that fashion gals adore, and these summer dress collections are no different. At least that’s one thing we can still rely on in 2020, right ladies?


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