I Just Found So Many Good Throw-On Dresses From Zara, COS and More

Summer dresses: Free People


@themirroredit; STYLING: Free People Ain't She a Beaut Midi Dress (£98)

We Brits like nothing more than to moan about the weather, and the high temperatures we’ve seen this month have made us all a bit, well, hot and bothered. The key to staying cool in a heatwave is a simple throw-on summer dress that will look polished but feel light and comfortable. If you haven’t found the perfect sundress this summer, we can help you out. Zara, Free People, Nobody’s Child and COS are four high-street brands, in particular, that create dresses that are ideal for hot and lazy summer days.

If you like oversized silhouettes and a neutral colour palette, we recommend you head to COS. Nobody’s Child has mastered the pretty printed dress, with midis and minis in cute gingham and florals. Free People is known for its whimsical sensibility and has lots of beautiful flowy midi dresses in vibrant summer colours, such as tangerine, lime and yellow. Finally, Zara has something for everyone from knitted minis to vibrant prints. Keep scrolling to see our favourite summer dresses from Zara, COS and more.


A real "wow" dress. And it has pockets!

A new take on the classic broderie anglaise dress.

This one can be dressed up or down with a simple switch of shoes. 

This shade of green feels so fresh for summer. 

How stunning is this blue? Try it out with pastel-pink accessories. 

COS knows how to do a great oversized dress. 

Nobody's Child

Free People

You can never have too many white dresses for summer.

This beauty comes in 12 other shades. 

You can't beat a cut-out dress this season.

You'll wear this one each and every summer with strappy sandals. 


The limited-edition styles always sell out so fast.

Another limited-edition style to snap up. 

It's time to embrace the maxi once again. 

Love, love, love this embroidered beauty. 

A linen mini will always keep you cool. 

So easy to throw on and go on holiday. 

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