The relationship between a fashion person and their dress collection is one that shouldn’t be underestimated. Name an occasion, life event or even just a previous dinner plan and no doubt they’ll be able to tell you what they were wearing—and it's usually always a dress that's most memorable. There’s not a date in the diary that a dress can’t be worn, and this is why they deserve recognition. For spring, they’re basically an essential, and there are so many new dress brands we’re excited to wear. When it comes to the best designer dresses, though, we always know where to head to for certain styles.
You can rely on the likes Christopher Esper, Jacquemus and Johanna Ortiz to tick off the cut-out trend, Aje and Faithfull The Brand to cover puff sleeves and Victoria Beckham, Zimmermann and Co. to fulfil dopamine dressing with uplifting zesty shades. Even though they're mastering some of this season’s key trends, you can rest assured you’ll wear them so may times beyond the season, and even year, you buy them in.
Ellie wearing Zimmermann dress (shop it below.)
Sure, they’re an investment, but when you find ‘the one’ it will be there to create so many memories, you’ll wonder how you got dressed without it. And if you want to make sure they get all the love they deserve when you’re not taking them out, try listing them on fashion rental sites such as By Rotation and Hurr so you can share your wardrobe (while getting some of the spend back, too.)
Here are the 26 designer dresses that we’re backing for spring/summer 2022, and beyond.
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