Shops are brimming with summer dresses right now. So many, in fact, that the selection can be overwhelming. But 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 we know you’ll be wearing way beyond this season. We guarantee that these are frocks you’ll be able to pull out in 2020 and still be smug about how great they are. From classic floral tea dresses to of-the-moment silk slips and off-the-shoulder silhouettes (a trend we don’t see disappearing anytime soon), there’s a style to suit everyone—even those who don’t identify as dress lovers.
Whatever your preferences, we’ve narrowed down all the major trends of the season to bring you a focused collection of all the best summer dresses. Whether you want a frock to wear with your sneakers or something a little fancier for a wedding, we’ve curated your ultimate shopping guide. Keep scrolling to click through our gallery for our pick of the 24 best summer dresses.
The cheeriest pink summer dress we’ve ever seen.
For weddings or the weekend.
Toughen up this dress with trainers and an oversized denim jacket.
This will look every bit as cool with towering platforms or trainers.
We’ve always got room for another little white summer dress.
This is super chic. Team with tan barely there sandals.
Wear this with white tie-up sandals and a basket bag.
A great option for day-to-night dressing.
Layer over T-shirts or under smart blazers.
Dress this up with mules or style down over a white tee with sandals. You’ll get so much wear out of this.
This’ll look impossibly chic with heels, ankle boots, trainers or mules.
Embrace colour and structure with this fun midi from Mango.
The fashion crowd’s go-to summer brand is back with an ever chicer collection, which includes this lemon-print embroidered frock.
Another excellent midi dress from Three Graces London.
Take on this season’s pastels trend in this button-up iteration from Topshop.
Every wardrobe needs a chic black summer midi. Just add a belt and maximalist accessories to make this work for the evening.
Just add fine gold hoops, a supersized basket bag and espadrilles.
Perfect for layering over tees. It’s also every bit as chic worn with bare legs and sunnies come summer.
Or why not go for a contrasting spot print?
We’re still into gingham, and this is one of the chicest ways to wear the trend.
Everyone needs a lighter LBD in the summer.
There you go—now your dress collection is ready for the heat.
Opening Images: Collage Vintage/The Street Pie
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.