The 13 Dresses That Have Our Seal of Approval This Summer

While we've spent the last few months swapping between T-shirts and woolly jumpers, the first signs of summer have sparked a wardrobe shift. Now, it seems everyone is wearing dresses again, even if it's just to chill on the sofa, and there are certain styles that are proving particularly popular in fashion circles. 

Below, you'll find 13 beautiful dresses, all of which we've have been given the seal of approval by multiple stylish women. The best part is even though they're incredibly sought-after, they're largely still in stock. And if you're watching your budget right now, then perhaps these dresses will remind you of the already fabulous ones you own that you need to re-wear this season. 

From the latest offering from cult brand Rixo to the Stine Goya dress that dominated fashion month back in February as well as the Ganni frock that we know fashion insiders love, keep scrolling to see the best dresses to fall for this summer.

ELLIE'S RIXO FLORAL MIDI

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@slipintostyle

With it's scooped neckline and flattering hue, there's not much not to like about Rixo's Tamara midi dress. Slip Into Style styles it perfectly with pearl jewellery and hair accessories. 

EMMA ROSE'S & OTHER STORIES BLUE SMOCK DRESS
Trending Dresses 2020

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@emmarosestyle

You can always rely on & Other Stories to deliver a winning summer frock, and this year's is no exception. This blue beauty will look the part with chunky sandals and a straw bag. 

LUCY'S ARKET PEACH SLIP DRESS
Trending Dresses 2020

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@lucywilliams02

Slip dresses are just what we want to be mooching around in right now as the mercury rises. This Arket iteration not only ticks all the style boxes, but it also comes in under £70. Win-win.

BABBA'S MARIMEKKO FLORAL MINI
Trending Dresses 2020

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@babba

We've spotted a few influencers championing Marimekko's personality-packed dresses recently, and this vibrant mini particularly caught our eye thanks to Babba Rivera.

EMILI'S GANNI PUFF-SLEEVE DRESS
Trending Dresses 2020

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@emilisindlev

You can always rely on Ganni for a good fun yet functional frock. This minidress packs a punch with its vibrant hue and big sleeves, but it will also look fab with a pair of Converse and sunnies this summer.

EMMA ROSE'S FREE PEOPLE MINI
Trending Dresses 2020

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@emmarosestyle

Free People is the go-to brand for when you're in need of a bit of bohemian styling. Emma Rose's black mini might not be as colourful as others, but it makes up with chic shoulder detailing. 

MONIKH'S KALITA LINEN DRESS
Trending Dresses 2020

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@monikh

With the mercury steadily rising, suddenly, linen is the fabric that is coming into its own again. Kalita's floaty maxi will be a dream for WFH but also so useful for future holidays.

ZOE'S TOPSHOP CHECKED DRESS
Trending Dresses 2020

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Phil Taylor for Who What Wear

This Topshop checked number has got to be one of our faves on the high street right now. With its flattering smocked bust and puffed sleeves, this is sure to get plenty of use all season long.

ALYSSA'S COS KNITTED DRESS
Trending Dresses 2020

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@alyssainthecity

Knitted fabrics are the unlikely fashion hero of summer 2020. Whether you're lounging on the sofa or popping to the shop, make like Alyssa and upgrade yours with pastel hues, flattering ribbed fits and chunky sandals. 

STEPHANIE'S STINE GOYA DRESS
Trending Dresses 2020: @stephaniebroek

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@stephaniebroek

With a chic draped neckline and a vibrant, on-trend hue, it's little wonder why this Stine Goya dress was the toast of the fashion month street style scene. 

FLORRIE'S BERNADETTE DRESS
Trending Dresses 2020: @florriet

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@florriet

Bernadette was a brand that made an impact in 2019 with its modest take on the satin dress. Sticking with its DNA, the label has now bestowed us with this beautiful aqua offering. 

KARINA'S H&M DRESS
Trending Dresses 2020: @styleidealist

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@styleidealist

Yes, you read that right. This dress is from high-street favourite H&M. While it has sold out online, we have it on good authority it is still available in-store and will be making a reappearance on-site any day now. In the meantime, we'll be shopping the black iteration. 

MONIKH'S GANNI DRESS
Trending Dresses 2020: @monikh

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@monikh

Ganni never fails to provide us with an It dress, and it seems this gingham wrap dress is going to fill that need this summer. 

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