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

Biba Square Neck Linen Dress


This classic red linen dress will see you from the beach to bar in seconds, slick your hair back, add a touch of lipstick and some accessories and you’re good to go.

Biba Square Neck Linen Dress, £22.00


2. Yellow

Emme Yelina Shirt Dress


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

Emme, Yelina Shirt Dress, £110.00


3. Gingham

Forever New Rubi Cotton Babydoll Dress


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

Forever New, Rubi Cotton Babydoll Dress, £70.00


4. Polka dots

Mela London Green Polka Dot Asymmetric Dress


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

Mela London, Green Polka Dot Asymmetric Dress, £35.00


5. Wonky hems

Ted Baker Saraaa Ruffle Midi Wrap


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.

Ted Baker, Saraaa Ruffle Midi Wrap, £199.00


6. Printed maxi

Bella Dahl Nell Smock Dress


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

Bella Dahl, Smock Dress, £109.00


7. Boho dress

Yumi  Blue Spot Boho Smocked Dress With Tassel


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

Yumi, Blue Spot Boho Smocked Dress With Tassel, £55.00


8. Wrap dress

Forever New, Boston Wrap Linen Mini Dress


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

Forever New Boston Wrap Linen Mini Dress, £70.00


9. Shirt dress

Barbour, Tern 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.

Barbour Tern Dress, £70.00


10. Animal prints


Combining two of our favourite things this season: jungle print and a seriously flattering button-up style makes this number from Yumi something of a fashion no brainer.

Yumi, Navy Leopard Print Shirtdress, £55.00