Some of them you'll already have heard of. Ganni, Rixo, Self-Portrait and Réalisation Par are just some of the labels that have made dresses all the more covetable over recent years, and they'll continue to well into the future. In addition, though, there are so many untapped brands that produce equally beautiful designs—so we thought it was high time we archived them in one easy-to-shop place.
Below you'll find a comprehensive guide to all the dress brands, old and new, that are deserving of your consideration. Whether you're looking for the dress that'll ensure you stand out at all those springtime weddings, or you just fancy treating yourself to something special, keep scrolling to discover the contemporary dress brands that'll make your wardrobe a more stylish place.
Founded by Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey, Rixo has become one of the most prolific fashion brands in the UK, boasting an esteemed fan base. Expect fierce prints, flattering pattern-cutting and high-quality fabrics.
Wear one of Three Graces London's dresses and you'll feel as if you've been transported to an exotic getaway. Made with luxurious but lightweight fabrics, these dresses will serve you just as well on the beach as they will summer in the city.
With the brand's strongest collection to date, 2018 was certainly Ghost's year, and it became an Instagram regular. This year looks set to be just as stylish, too, as the brand has already released countless gorgeous midi dresses for the new season. We'll take one of each.
Launched in 2016 by designer Catherine Holstein, Khaite has become known for its array of clothing, particularly dresses, that are ethereal in concept but modern in execution. In short, they're the anti-boho girl's kind of floaty.
If summer were a dress, it would be a LoveShackFancy dress. Made from fabrics like crochet, lace and cheesecloth, with detailing such as flounces, tiers and gathers, more beautiful frocks are hard to find.
A firm fixture on the wedding guest scene, no dress roundup would be complete without Needle & Thread. The brand is known for its breathtaking embroidery. Invest in one of its pieces and it'll spark a lifelong love-affair.
Born in New York, Les Rêveries is the brainchild of two sisters who wanted to translate their love of poetry and literature into their designs. We don't know about you, but we could write sonnet after sonnet about this gorgeous mini.
Batsheva crafted its aesthetic—ruffled-neck, long-sleeved and midi—early on and its paid off, for now its dresses are instantly recognisable whenever a high-profile influencer wears one. Which seems to be a daily occurrence.
Created by two regulars on the street style circuit, Thora Valdimars and Jeanette Friis Madsen, Rotate combines bold uses of colour with striking silhouettes. Wear this dress with chunky trainers, just as its designers intended.