No matter where the season takes you, capture its carefree spirit with our five beautiful day dresses for summer – think free-flowing florals, eye-catching embroideries and featherweight fabrics that are perfectly suited to rising temperatures.
1. Show Your Shoulders
The shoulder-baring dress has been a key item in our warm-weather wardrobes for several seasons now, thanks to its classic, cool and endlessly chic feel. Bring it into this summer with an all-cotton navy number, crafted with a Bardot neckline and a romantic ruffle detail. We like it best worn with an embroidered circle bag and lace-up espadrille sandals with zesty lemon embroideries.
2. A Floral Affair
There’s no such summer without florals and this season’s iterations are bolder than ever before. Press pause on ditsier prints and go all-out with graphic blooms on a statement-making scarlet dress, cut for a flattering fit-and-flare silhouette. Team with co-ordinating wedges and woven accessories.
3. Back to Broderie
Broderie anglaise may feel like a fabrication that has run its course and but when combined with modern shapes, it becomes instantly relevant. Need proof? Look no further than this crisp cotton style with a mid-length hemline, elevated with cold shoulder cut-outs and tie-up shoulder straps. Wear yours with a woven bag and wedges, switching to ankle boots for a bohemian-inspired look.
4. Embroidery, Elevated
Fashion’s common thread for warm-weather days, embroidery has now taken a turn for the modern. Rainbow colours lend an unexpected twist to otherwise traditional motifs, while flattering midi lengths ensure that this season’s sun dresses retain their wearability. Style with black wedges, adding a pop of colour with a cross-body bag in warm marigold hues.
5. Colour Blocks
A step up from the bold stripes that we’ve been coveting since the start of SS18, colour-blocking has re-entered our wardrobes in the shape of wind-blown maxi dresses. Crafted from soft, fluid jersey, this sweeping style is spliced with pink, coral and off-white stripes, creating an ultimately eye-catching effect. Finish with tonal accessories.