10 summer dresses you need in your life

Hello summer, we've been expecting you. It's finally the season of the dress and we can't wait to start stockpiling our favourite styles for the sunny months ahead. From boho-inspired pieces to on-trend wrap dresses and easy-to-wear linens, there are a whole new host of dresses to add to your wardrobe this summer.




1. Linen

Warehouse Bird Print Linen Mix Midi Dress


Birds and florals? They go better together. A longer take on your everyday shirt, this linen dress will see you from the beach to bar.

Warehouse Bird Print Linen Mix Midi Dress, £56


2. Yellow

Marella Secondo Dress


If you haven't already heard, this summer is all about the yellow dress. This playful design from Biba will take you from weddings to garden parties.

Marella, Secondo Dress, £180


3. Gingham

Karen Millen Oversized Gingham Midi Dress


Always the always elegant and versatile warm-weather staple, a gingham-print dress will keep your summer style in check all season long.

Karen Millen, Oversized Gingham Midi Dress, £215


4. Polka dots

Warehouse Spot Tie Back Midi Dress


The polka dot never gets old, and this gem will give you your very own Pretty Woman moment.

Warehouse, Spot Tie Back Midi Dresss, £52


5. Wonky hems

Phase Eight Klara Printed Asymmetric Dress


An asymmetric hem isn't just on trend, it's super flattering. It doesn't cut you off at one point but instead drapes elegantly across the legs.

Phase Eight, Klara Printed Asymmetric Dress, £195


6. Printed maxi

Phase Eight Nell Floral Maxi Dress


The vintage feel of this maxi means it won't date, so invest now and enjoy it for many summers to come.

Phase Eight, Nell Floral Maxi Dress, £120


7. Boho dress

Maison de Nimes Wilderness Dress


The boho dress has had a chic update this summer. Pair with eclectic jewellery, leather slip-on sandals and tousled waves. 

Maison de Nimes, Wilderness Dress, £70


8. Wrap dress

Coast, Dobby wrap dress


A retro style in vivid prints is perfect for sophisticated city weddings. Soften this look with nude heels and subtle jewellery.

Issa Petite Kate Geo Print Wrap Dress, £109


9. Shirt dress

Linea, Claudia shirt dress,


Allow us to introduce you to your summer workwear saviour. Keep city dressing cool by adding slip-on mules and a soft, white blazer.

Whistles Montana Stripe Shirt Dress, £129


10. Animal prints


Combining two of our favourite things this season: snake print and a seriously flattering wrap style makes this number from All Saints something of a fashion no brainer.

All Saints, Priya Misra Dress, £148