Summer really is just round the corner, and that can only mean one thing: It's time to bring out the dresses. Whether you're more of a maxi fan, a minimalistic-dress devotee or prefer to stick to classic florals, there's so much on offer on the high street this year, and we've whittled down the offering to the 26 best buys around.
Comfy oversized dresses continue into 2022. Available in every fabric from muted linen to colour-pop cotton, this is the ultimate throw-and-go wardrobe hero. Just add suitably oversized sunnies and layered gold jewellery, and you're all set. We've also developed a soft spot for the T-shirt dress, which, thanks to COS, feels unexpectedly polished when worn knee-length and styled with chunky sliders and a straw tote.
On the other end of the spectrum is the return of the mini, particularly in shirt-dress form. We have our eye on & Other Stories's zesty lime iteration and Mango's retro printed version, which both look so premium considering their price tags. There are, of course, all the warm-weather classics that you would expect, like linen fabrics and florals, which never really go out of style. So whether you're looking for a new investment piece to add to your summer capsule or are simply in need of some inspiration to help edit what's already in your wardrobe, scroll down to see and shop the high-street dresses we're loving this season.