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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 pieces 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 Joe Browns dresses! 
 
We’ve put together this guide to the top 12 must-have dresses for this spring and 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! 

From maxi dresses 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. 

If you’re after a more casual look, pair yours with your favourite pair of trainers, or add some ankle boots in a contrasting colour for an extra edge. 

To get the most out of a button-through maxi dress, turn it into a kimono by wearing it over some jeans or shorts and a casual tee for a fabulous layered look. Alternatively, when buttoned up, add chunky knit over the top to create a maxi skirt effect – 3 outfits from one dress… now that’s the versatility we like to see! 

STUNNING HALTERNECK DRESSSTUNNING HALTERNECK DRESS
STUNNING HALTERNECK DRESS
BEACH BABE DRESS
GLORIOUS BORDER PRINT DRESSGLORIOUS BORDER PRINT DRESS
GLORIOUS BORDER PRINT DRESS

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, simply wear your midi dress with a pair of pumps or sandals for a cute summery look and protect yourself against the chill with a cool denim jacket or knit cardigan. 

If you’re after something a little more sophisticated that’s still got a casual edge, try a boxy blazer to amp up the sophistication and add a cute pair of heels and a handbag for lunch, brunch and date night vibes.  

You’ll find lots of remarkable midi styles in our wardrobe in seasons to come! 

SALINAS SUMMER DRESSSALINAS SUMMER DRESS
SALINAS SUMMER DRESS
BEAUTIFUL COTTON BRODERIE DRESSBEAUTIFUL COTTON BRODERIE DRESS
BEAUTIFUL COTTON BRODERIE DRESS
FOREVER JOE'S PERFECT SUMMER DRESSFOREVER JOE'S PERFECT SUMMER DRESS
FOREVER JOE'S PERFECT SUMMER DRESS

THE TEA DRESS:


The iconic tea 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. Tea dresses typically have a hem that falls to the knee or just slightly below and have a semi-floaty finish for movement. 

From shapes like the shirt dress or more feminine pieces with sweetheart necklines and floaty capped sleeves, a tea dress can flatter any figure, so find your perfect piece to add to your collection and give yourself that mood-boost that every sunny day needs.  

Don’t wait for the perfect occasion, make sure you’re getting the most out of your favourite tea dresses all season long. 

 

 

DAY AT THE RACES DRESSDAY AT THE RACES DRESS
DAY AT THE RACES DRESS
SUMMER SENSATION DRESSSUMMER SENSATION DRESS
SUMMER SENSATION DRESS
BEAUTIFUL BARDOT PRINTED JERSEY DRESSBEAUTIFUL BARDOT PRINTED JERSEY DRESS
BEAUTIFUL BARDOT PRINTED JERSEY DRESS

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 sunshine, the mini dress is your go-to! 

If you’re wanting to make a cute boho statement, wear your mini dress with long boots to elongate your legs and add a leather jacket on cooler evenings to amp up the edgy boho vibe. We also think a mini dress looks astonishing when worn with a floppy wide-brimmed hat and a pair of oversized sunglasses for a super dramatic look. 

Lastly, the mini dress allows us to really play with length here, so why not layer over a stunning kimono or longline cardigan over your mini dress to create some intrigue into your outfit? 

Even on the cooler days, don’t wait for the perfect weather to wear your mini dress. With a pair of tights, a plain tee and a chunky knit, you can don your go-to mini dresses season after season! 

VERY VINTAGE BOUCLE DRESSVERY VINTAGE BOUCLE DRESS
VERY VINTAGE BOUCLE DRESS
YASMIN JERSEY DRESSYASMIN JERSEY DRESS
YASMIN JERSEY DRESS
DITSY DAYDREAM DRESSDITSY DAYDREAM DRESS
DITSY DAYDREAM DRESS

So, there you have it! Our must-have dresses of the season – we hope that gave you a little inspiration for your summer wardrobe… Speaking of inspiration, check our inspiration page to find style guides for any occasion, or be the first in the know about new upcoming collections!  

Don’t forget, there’s plenty more remarkable styles online.