These 5 must-have summer dresses are the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Dress them up for a night on the town, or down for lunch with the girls. A great dress will always be your zero-effort all in one outfit. Just add a pair of shoes and a bag, and you’re good to go.
Stick to classic styles, silhouettes and patterns to get the most bang for your buck. Go for a timeless polka dot midi, a fun and flirty wrap dress, or an alluring slip dress. Whatever your taste or style, we’ve got 5 stunning must-have summer dress that every woman should own.
The fit & flare
A tried and tested skater dress is the original wardrobe hero, and for a good reason. This blouson style from Forever New is the perfect example. Billowing and breathable sleeves will hide bingo wings, while the gathered waist will melt centimetres off your waist. The gentle flaring skirt will skim over bigger hips too, making it a must-have summer dress.
Not to be mistaken with an undergarment, the slip dress walks the line between flirty and overtly sexy. Go for one in a longer length to you conceal and reveal appropriately. A slip dress is so versatile. Wear it with heels to a cocktail party at night, or pair it with chunky boots and layer it over a fine knit top on chillier days.
A classic shirt (dress)
When it comes to must-have summer dresses, the classic shirt dress will never let you down. Borrow from the boys in crisp white fabric, button-through front, and masculine cuffed sleeves – which contrast perfectly with a feminine belted waist. Wear yours as dress, and even as a top, over slim leg jeans for a modern feel – plus you get two outfits in one!
If there’s one dress that works for every single body shape and size, it’s the wrap dress. The flattering v-neck will flatter your bust, while the high waist will cinch in your tummy and show off the smallest part of your midriff. Go for one with a high-low design to help give you more shapely legs.
With a hem that stops at the middle of your calf, the midi dress comes in a myriad of styles and prints. Everything from body-con to swing styles come in mid-length silhouettes. Our suggestion? To make the this a real summer must-have dress, pick a silhouette that flatters your shape. We love this baby blue version from Zara. The button-through front is bang on trend, and the kimono style sleeves and gathered waist will flatter your figure.