12 Must-Have Dresses For Summer!
Dresses have long been a wardrobe staple, whatever the season and for good reason, too…
They’re perfect for dressing up for smarter occasions or throwing on when you’re after something comfortable and casual – the same dress can be worn with heels and a fitted blazer or dressed down with chunky biker boots and a leather jacket depending on the occasion or your mood – they’re the most versatile style in in your wardrobe each season and something that shouldn’t be underappreciated or saved for best.
This season is no different… we’re still crazy about the dresses!
We’ve put together a guide to the top 12 must-have dresses for this spring summer, so read on for our favourite styles and some styling tips and tricks.
THE MAXI DRESS:
Maxi dresses have been having a moment for quite a few seasons now, and we can see why!
With plenty of boho vibes, flattering finishes and all-around smart casual glamour – the maxi dress is the perfect partner for day-to-night dressing, meaning you’ll feel just as fabulous at the office as you will at the bar.
For an extra flattering finish, don’t forget to add a statement belt! If you’re opting for a boho, floaty maxi dress, this will help accentuate your curves and cinch in your waist.
To get the most out of your maxi dress – wear over some jeans and a casual tee for a fabulous layered look or add a chunky knit over the top to create a skirt effect – 3 outfits from one dress… now that’s the versatility we like to see!
THE MIDI DRESS:
We’ve been guilty of steering clear of mid-length styles in the past, cautious of the calf length finish and the uncertainty of how to style them, but we’ve been neglecting a real wardrobe staple and a style that’s as versatile as it is classy.
This season, we’re embracing the midi dress and all the glorious outfit choices that come with it.
For summer adventures, we’re loving the Evelyn Summer Days Dress the flattering shoulder frills and intricate floral design are a match made in dress-heaven – add a fresh pair of white trainers and a denim jacket and you’ve got an outfit that’s unique, comfortable and ready for summer adventures!
If you’re after something a little more sophisticated that’s still got a casual edge, try the Hannah Broderie Dress or the Penny Button Through Dress – adding trainers or sandals with these styles not only adds a more laid-back touch, but it also adds a softer finish to the style making the shorter length less daunting.
You’ll find lots of remarkable midi styles in our wardrobe in seasons to come!
THE TEA DRESS:
This style of dress was designed with sophistication in mind. With a touch of vintage flair and a flattering finish to boot, tea dresses are perfect for adding a touch of glamour to your summer wardrobe.
Whether you’re saving yours for special occasions or love a more chic, everyday look, the tea dress can’t be overlooked as a wardrobe staple.
If you’re wanting a real statement piece, try The Holly Fern Printed Dress – based on a best-selling style, this piece has been seen on household names and Joe Browns customers alike.
For styles that look just as good dressed up with heels as they do dressed down with trainers and a chunky knit, try The Lily Print Dress & the Lucy Mix and Match Midi Dress – whatever the occasion, throw one of these fabulous dresses on for instant elegance.
Don’t wait for the perfect occasion, make sure you’re getting the most out of your favourite tea dresses all season long.
THE MINI DRESS:
Designed with a playful, versatile vibe, the mini dress is the ultimate summer must-have for fun in the sun.
Whether you’re wanting to look flirty and feminine or dress to feel chic and cool under the summer sun, the mini dress is your go-to!
If you’re wanting a real statement piece, try the Chloe's Favourite Dress. With an eye-catching statement pattern, palette and silhouette, turn heads day and night and show your love of colour.
For a mini sun dress that you can dress up or down at the drop of a hat, try the Perfectly Pretty Tunic & Festival Vibes Tunic for longer length tunics that can easily be worn as a dress with long boots for a staple style.
Don’t wait for the perfect weather, with a pair of tights, a plain tee and a chunky knit, you can wear your go-to mini dresses season after season!