These Affordable Summer Dresses Look Way More Expensive

Who What Wear columnist Em from A Style Album shares her must-have summer dresses...

The sun has finally decided to show up, and I’m making the most of it with my outfit choices. My summer dresses are finally getting an airing—good job, as I have a few crammed into my wardrobe. I’ve rounded up my fave places to buy the coolest summer dresses that will work whatever the occasion when the sun is shining. Dresses that will look great at the beach and for a wedding, but are also perfect for every day when dressing down with a trainer.

I’m a sucker for a pretty dress—if it’s midi and floral, I’m usually sold. This means I have to make the most of them and make them work for multiple events, so it’s all about switching up the accessories. My go-to stores for dresses on the high street are Topshop and & Other Stories.

I also love to find alternative options away from the high street that are still affordable. Sure, these prices are a little higher but not quite in the designer bracket. For this, I turn to Réalisation, Reformation and a new discovery, Magali Pascal. I have Reformation dresses that are years old but still feel current, and I pull them out every year without fail. The summer dress will always be a wardrobe staple of mine. Long may this warm weather last.

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