29 Summer Dresses That Are Guaranteed to Make You Feel Good

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Shops are brimming with summer dresses right now. So many, in fact, that the selection can be overwhelming. Where can you find a pick of the best? Right here, of course. Not only have we done our research in terms of key trends for summer, but we’ve also found styles you’ll be wearing way beyond this season. These are frocks you’ll be able to pull out in 2025 and still be smug about how great they are. From roomy maxis and of-the-moment cut-out styles to smocked bodices (a trend we don’t see disappearing anytime soon) and classic florals, there’s a style to suit everyone—even those who don’t identify as dress lovers.

Best summer dresses: @theindiaedit

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At the top of our most-coveted list is & Other Stories’ puff-sleeve midi, which comes in cream, siren red and an exotic floral motif—the latter of which needs only heels and a clutch and it’s a perfect option for a statement-making wedding guest look. On the upper end of the market, meanwhile, is Gabriela Hearst’s striking crochet maxi dress, which could not be a better encapsulation of holiday style—even if it’s just for wearing in your local park. Oh to dream. Then there are the cult cotton dresses worn by Jessica Skye and India of The India Edit, which, remarkably, are still in stock. But whatever your chosen summer aesthetic, you can trust us to bring you the best of the best. Scroll down to see and shop the 29 warm-weather dresses we’re loving right now. 

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Between the shade and the shirring, this dress is nothing short of beautiful. 

This would make for an excellent wedding guest look.

Doên’s latest drop of dresses has just landed on Net-a-Porter, and it does not disappoint. 

Minis are just as striking this season, especially in bold colours. 

This will look so glamorous paired with metallic accessories. 

This would look so stylish with a bright linen shirt over top. 

In case it wasn’t obvious, cut-outs are a big deal this summer. 

This knitted number also comes in a mini hemline. 

You can always count on Reformation when it comes to summer dresses. 

Although it has long sleeves, the cotton-poplin fabrication of this dress ensures it’s breathable. 

The dress all of our editors have on their wish lists. 

You need to see the back of this beautiful dress. 

It wouldn’t be a dress edit without something spectacular from Christopher Esber. 

Free People is one of my favourite places to stock up on summer dresses—this style went straight onto my wish list. 

A knockout from Arket (that also comes in black). 

This colour looks incredible on every skin tone. 

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