With warmer weather ahead, now is the time to take stock of the pieces in your wardrobe. But the key to making it through the season with style and ease is to ensure that you have a well-rounded assortment of summer dresses on hand to fit a range of occasions. Whether you’re a fan of colourful frocks with free-flowing silhouettes or prefer an oversized T-shirt mini for a more pared-back look, there is a slew of affordable styles on the market that will keep you comfortable and chic, regardless of the temperature.
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When you think of summer dresses, it’s likely those of the floral-print variation in shorter lengths and strapless necklines come to mind. However, for those who are into something a bit more minimal, luckily, there’s a diverse offering available. If you want something that feels so-right-now, NIA the brand’s plush terry minidress is a great place to start. And you can’t go wrong with a crisp poplin style in any length as a classic alternative.
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Mango’s gingham midi dress is designed with a free-flowing silhouette that will keep you cool on especially scorching days.
Fans of Daily Sleeper’s maxi nap dress will love the leg-baring Brigitte mini style just as much.
Life just feels lighter in linen—and this gives us great Bardot vibes.
This off-the-shoulder number feels timeless and chic.
When in doubt keep it cute and French-countryside-ready.
Dresses not really your thing? Zara’s box-pleated skort gives you the flirty look without forgoing comfort.
Between the second-skin fit and colourful design, Mango’s knit dress is the one-step outfit that will work in just about any wardrobe.
This influencer- and editor-approved Zara dress is officially deemed the must-have affordable piece of the summer.
This ’90s inspired number is a total head-turner.
Whoever said you can’t wear a dress and be comfortable all day never met Norma Kamali.
While a T-shirt dress is an easy option that you never knew your closet needed.