The word "stalwart" is a funny one. It certainly doesn't sound glamorous, but by definition, it's an absolute hero—something that is loyal, reliable and hardworking. It can be a wardrobe hero, too—in the context of dresses, that is. If your hangers are too full of garments that are "statement" or "investment-worthy," then getting dressed in the morning might be a bit of a head-scratcher.
Erica Davies in a printed dress by Never Fully Dressed.
What you need is a core selection of (to quote the above) stalwart dresses that are effortless and don't pretend to be more than they are. Cue the casual dress. Whether you're in the market for a swishy or printed option, an effortless dress will make weekend dressing a breeze. Check out our run of the best below.
A wrap dress with just the right amount of edge.
Spendy, yes, but worth every penny.
Broderie-anglaise styles are classic, and this navy colourway gives it a fresh twist.
An asymmetric hem adds interest to a simple shape.
Wrap dresses aren't going anywhere.
This is smart and casual.
& Other Stories is the ultimate destination for "wear everywhere" dresses.
Vintage vibes meets casual elegance.
The perfect transitional frock.
Whether for work or play, this print has you covered.
Wear this with trainers for a winning outfit.
Embrace a shirtdress in an unexpected colourway.
Every wardrobe has space for a Breton minidress.
The layering options with this are limitless.
This looks way more expensive than it is.
A shirtdress that doesn't discriminate against age or size.
Remember to have fun with bold colours.
Ganni's dress are giving high-end high street brands a run for their money.
The puffed sleeves on this spotty mini are everything.
We love this Italian brand's trove of vintage prints.
Now go on and pick up one of these beauties already.