I Searched Through 100s of Zara Dresses—These Are the 22 That Stood Out

I feel like I know Zara's summer collection like the back of my hand—many an hour is spent studying the IRL and virtual rails of this Spanish high-street store's vast stock offering in order to bring you the tightest edit of what's actually worth buying. We all know Zara can knock it out of the ballpark when it comes to both classic, timeless pieces and trend-hitting ones, but (like any affordable retailer) there's a lot of sifting to be done when it comes to separating the fashionable wheat from the less-than-favourable chaff.

Right now, Zara is on a roll across multiple categories. Its shoe collections are out of this high-street world levels of excellence, but there's also a fabulous selection of capsule wardrobe pieces that will go the distance in both minimal and maximal wardrobes. Most of all, it's the dresses on offer that has my Zara radar bleeping: there are dresses just waiting for your summer plans, from lunches in the city to beach days, and weddings to work. There are also a few affordable midis and minis that look beyond their deceptively wallet-friendly price tags.

Keep scrolling to see the best dresses on Zara right now.

Best Zara Dresses: Who What Wear UK's Managing Editor Poppy Nash wearing a Zara kaftan dress.



Who What Wear UK's Managing Editor Poppy Nash wearing a Zara kaftan dress.

Shop the Best Zara Dresses:

Dopamine dressing never looked so good.

Just so gorgeous! Make sure you click through to see the lovely broderie detail too.

A simple white mini dress will work hard in your summer wardrobe.

I love a kaftan when the weather heats up. Add elevated accessories in the city and flip flops for the beach.

You'd be forgiven for thinking this was designer.

I rely on great black dresses like this all year round. 

I'm so impressed by this expensive-looking bandeau dress.

There's something so chic about a black satin dress.

Florals? For summer?  Yes please.

The brand brings out a variation of this dress every season and it always sells out.  

I'd wear this with ankle-tie sandals and plenty of gold jewellery. 

This is one of my favourite hues during the summer months.

Add a linen blazer and sliders for a chic yet easy 'fit.

Perfect for swishing around in on holiday.

Pink and red makes for such a stylish colour combo and this little mini will work for date night, picnics in the park and any upcoming holidays.

Quite possibly my favourite of the bunch...

A great wedding-guest dress option! Just add heels and statement earrings.