10 Summer Dresses You Need In Your Life

'Tis officially the season of the dress. From kaftan-inspired styles, to on-trend wrap dresses and easy-to-wear whites, there are a whole new host of dresses to add to your wardrobe this summer.



ISSA, Holly kaftan maxi dress,

You've booked the holiday, now you need the dress. This Biba design was made to be worn on the beach and at the bar.

Biba Jungle ,Maxi Chiffon Kaftan, £30

2. White dresses

French Connection Salerno layer jersey sun dress

Nothing says high summer like a little white dress. Refresh for this year with vibrant mules and a statement headband.

French Connection, Salerno layer jersey sun dress, £95

3. Pom pom details

Biba pom pom detail maxi 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.

Biba, Pom pom detail maxi dress, £90

4. Polka dots

Phase Eight Hayley spot dress

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

Hobbs April Wrap Dress, £99

5. Floral dresses

Karen Millen Floral Silk Dress

Florals for summer? Yes please. Perfect for day-to-night dressing, this Karen Millen silk option is a must-have. Just throw on heels when the sun goes down.

Karen Millen, Floral silk dress, £250

6. Printed maxis

Whistles Bali print maxi dress

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

Whistles, Bali print maxi dress, £215

7. Bardot styles

Maison de Nimes maxi Dobby dress

The boho dress has had a chic update this summer. Muted shades like this call for oversized accessories and tousled waves.

Maison de Nimes, Maxi Dobby dress, £65

8. Wrap dresses

Coast, Dobby wrap dress

A modern 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 dresses

Linea, Claudia shirt dress,

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

Whistles Montana Stripe Shirt Dress, £129

10. Summer prints

Whistles Palmyra print wrap dress

Combining two of our favourite things this season: the palm print and a seriously flattering wrap style, makes this number from Whistles something of a fashion no brainer.

Phase Eight Felita Floral Dress, £130