30 Easy Throw-On Spring Dresses That Still Feel Really Polished

Getting dressed in the mornings right now can be tough. Whether it’s because you’re still in that working-from-home rut and struggling to remember what your favourite outfits are for leaving the house or because you’ve only just cracked winter dressing and then spring decides to show up in full force this week. Either way, we’re here to offer you comfort and solutions because we’re finding ourselves in exactly the same boat. 

When we, as editors, are finding it difficult to know what to wear at the onset of spring, one of the pieces we reliably turn to year after year is, of course, the dress. It’s one of the best things about dressing for the spring and summer months—an instant outfit that requires minimal effort with maximum impact. Find the right styles, and you’ll not only be comfortable all day but also look polished and put together.

There’s a fine balance, though, between a dress that makes you feel confident and one that clings in the wrong places, isn't properly lined or maybe shows too much bra strap. That’s why today, we’re here to round up 30 new-in dresses that are guaranteed easy, effortless winners. By easy, we mean you can throw all of these on and go for most occasions, from the office to weekend brunches and maybe even a wedding or two. You can wear a bra with most of them, and everything from a fresh pair of trainers to your reliable boots or strappy sandals will work footwear-wise. 

Most importantly, they’ll put a smile on your face because of how good you feel in them and how joyful they are—but also because you’ve not had to empty the entire contents of your closet onto your bedroom floor when deciding what to wear that morning. 

Keep scrolling to shop, and you can thank us later.

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This dress shape has been a best seller for & Other Stories for years, and with good reason. The brand released it again this year in some new easy colours, and we love it more than ever. 

Nobody's Child is our new favourite sustainably focused dress brand. Its spring collection is full of versatile dresses like this one. 

Of course, I had to include Rixo in this edit. This fresh style is my new favourite. 

M&S is always a winner for comfy, great-quality dresses. This one is my favourite on its site right now. 

I love this with platform sandals here, but it would also go with trainers and heels for different occasions. 

This best seller from last year has just been restocked. Run, don't walk. 

If you prefer a little more room in the tummy area, this pretty smock dress is it.

A showstopping dress that takes no effort at all. Just add brown or black sandals, and you're off. 

French women know about the power of a simple black sundress. I love the elevated details on this one. 

This dress has already sold out once. Don't miss out again! 

A great work dress option that also looks pretty on weekends with trainers. 

I have a feeling this is going to be 2022's answer to that sellout smocked Ganni dress from 2020. 

If you loved knit dresses in winter, try a ribbed jersey dress for spring like this one. So comfy, but still so chic. 

This would look equally good with a pair of strappy heeled sandals for a wedding or summer event. 

Joy and I are self-confessed trouser people, but we both love this expensive-looking chiffon dress. 

I'm a minimalist, and I've just added this to my spring wish list. The tie details really elevate it. 

This feels so put-together yet so light and airy for warm office days. 

Is there anything more spring-appropriate than green gingham? 

I can already tell this is going to be one of H&M's biggest sellers this season. It's so light and flowy and works really well with trainers. 

We know SO many fashion people with this dress, including our editor in chief, Hannah Almassi, who owns the black one and loves it. The cream version is so effortlessly chic for spring, and I just added it to my basket too. 

Did you hear? Lilac is set to be the colour this spring. 

The styling here proves that a beautiful white dress can be cool as well as pretty. 

This cotton dress will keep you looking cool, calm and collected during heatwaves. 

If you're a minimalist, don't skip Warehouse on your dress search. It has lots of simple but never boring dresses like this one. 

So cute with boots now and chunky sandals in summer. 

This is part of Monikh's curated edit for Warehouse. Très chic. 

I'm predicting Dôen will be influencers' favourite dress brand this season. Prepare to see its styles everywhere. 

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