Although the current temperature is a little chillier than we would like, the sweet taste of summer is on the horizon, particularly where fashion is concerned. As we edge towards warmer days, we’re beginning to see new collections override past season sales and summer pieces weft in amongst knits. And as a dress girl, I’m most excited about the dresses on offer, of which there are plenty.
Marisa Martins wears white Jonathan Simkhai dress
Perhaps the biggest (and most wearable) trend for summer 2023 is the maxi. At one point it was mutually exclusive with holidaying but now it’s a firm favourite among editors, influencers and celebs, whether they're wearing it in the city or on the beach. There's also a myriad of pretty, puff-sleeved styles, as well as floaty white dresses, classic floral iterations and broderie styles made for sunny days, of course.
But you needn't wait until August to get your dress dose. High-street brands and contemporary designers have crafted some of the prettiest dresses ahead of summer. So, if you’re looking for some inspo, keep scrolling for 20 of the most gorgeous dresses I’ve seen so far this season.
Shop My Edit of the Best New-In Dresses:
There's something so Parisian about this beautiful shirred midi dress. You could even add knee-high boots and a blazer in winter to make it work all year round.
We love The Vampire's Wife for event dressing. This is the perfect dress for a summer wedding or garden party.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.