4 Dress Styles I Expect to See Everywhere Over the Next Few Months

Dress styles: @oliviamarcus wears a statement dress



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.


Part of H&M's premium range, this cashmere-blend dress will tide you over until summer.

You could also unbutton this and wear it as a long cardigan over a tank top and jeans.

Every wardrobe needs simple foundational pieces like this.

House of Dagmar has lots of beautiful ribbed dresses, but this raspberry-coloured design instantly caught my eye.

So many influencers have already snapped up this versatile midi.

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...


This is the dress Katherine is wearing in a sleek off-white shade.

Wear this lemon-yellow beauty to your first wedding of the year.

Between the voluminous sleeves, the textured finish and the vibrant green shade, this dress looks seriously premium.

3. Transitional Throw-On Dresses

Style Notes: We've hit the awkward period between winter and spring when the weather is unpredictable, and wardrobe dilemmas emerge. To combat this sartorial struggle, stock up on some easy-to-style dresses that you can easily layer a look around.


I've been wanting this dress for months, and I think I might finally give in to temptation.

This works wonderfully with knee-high boots, but will also look great with chunky sandals when summer finally arrives.

We love this easy midi dress, which is part of the Sezane x SEA collab. 

4. Dopamine-Boosting Dresses

Dress styles: @monikh wears a dopamine-boosting dress



Style Notes: To celebrate brighter days ahead, the fashion set is stepping out in all colours of the rainbow. We'll be taking note and favouring dresses in tangerine, fuschia and cerulean hues for the foreseeable. Consider our moods boosted.


This looks so luxurious considering it's under £150.

The T-shirt-style neckline gives this standout dress a casual feel.

This makes me want to book a Mediterranean getaway, stat.

You'll feel like a walking wildflower meadow in this pretty dress.

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.