I Tried on 50 High-Street Dresses IRL, and These Are the Ones I'd Recommend

Here at Who What Wear UK, we're all about delivering the latest and greatest shopping edits, as approved by our team. That's why we've created this offshoot shopping column as part of our We Try Before You Buy franchise, which will see me, Joy Montgomery, heading to all your favourite stores to test out new-in pieces IRL. From summer dresses to intriguing new brands, prepare for changing room selfies aplenty. Is there something you'd like me to cover? Make sure to tweet or Instagram me your requests!

There's no denying that dresses have been our sartorial catnip this season. Of course, summer always means unearthing those flighty, shoulder-baring numbers that lie dormant in our wardrobes for the remaining nine months of the year (must do better, England). But for some reason or another, the fashion tectonic plates have shifted, and 2018 shall hereby be known as the year of the dress.

From Topshop's polka-dot maxi to Warehouse's white linen dress, the high street has delivered sellout look after sellout look—undoubtedly helped along by a few of our favourite Insta stars. So even for seasoned shoppers like myself, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by choice. That is why I've picked dresses as the subject of my first shopping edit. It's all very well us suggesting the latest must-have look, but sometimes we've got to put our money where our mouth is and go out and try things on for ourselves. To save you precious time (but, let's be honest, not money), I scoured the high street and picked out my favourite pieces available to buy now. Scroll down to shop the edit.