It might have snowed in the UK this week (gulp), but believe it or not, warmer weather is on the horizon. You know what this means: dress season is imminent. Hallelujah! Of course, dresses are a popular choice year-round, but there is nothing like wearing a relaxed, loose-fitting frock (sans wool coat) in milder climes. These one-and-done pieces just lend themselves so well to minimal layers and sunshine accessories. Personally, I cannot wait to leave the house in just a breezy cotton midi dress, ballet flats and a straw tote.
But everyone's dress needs are different, and this season there's a trend to cater to every taste. Whether you're planning for a formal event that necessitates a wow-factor gown, or you're on the lookout for some effortless everyday dresses to plug the gaps in your transitional wardrobe, you've come to the right place. We've identified four dress styles that we think will dominate over the next couple of months, and sought out the very best examples of each.
So, get ready to meet the dress of your dreams, and scroll down to see the key designs on our radar for spring.
1. Ribbed Midi Dresses
Style Notes: For days at home, this modern staple feels like an elevated take on loungewear. But add some low heels, a shoulder back and some dainty gold jewellery, and you're ready for a chic day in the city. This season, fitted silhouettes are stealing the spotlight, and we're also adding some bright iterations to our roster.
2. Floor-Sweeping Statement Dresses
Style Notes: Maybe it's a delayed reaction to lockdown, or perhaps there's something in the air that's tapping into our dramatic sides—whatever the reason, attention-grabbing event dresses are popping up on our Insta feeds more and more frequently. We're into it, though, especially with wedding season coming up...
3. Transitional Throw-On Dresses
4. Dopamine-Boosting Dresses