Come rain or shine, we present four of our favourite easy summer dresses that you’ll be wearing again and again. Luxe animal prints, feel-good florals and checked patterns on long, languid lengths are all on the style agenda as we navigate the warmer (and often unpredictable) months of the year – here are our top picks.
1. The Animal-Print Maxi
Animal prints continue to be king of the fashion jungle in SS19, with new iterations making the trend versatile enough for everyone to wear. For the next warm summer day, opt for a leopard-print maxi in warm, sun-drenched red – a fresh alternative to the natural colour palettes that have been doing the rounds since last season. Crafted from cool cotton, this stand-out style is tied at the neckline and flares out at the waist for a flattering fit – wear yours with all-black accessories.
2. The Floral Tea Dress
A tea dress is always a good idea. Made from LENZING™ ECOVERO™, a sustainable fabric derived from certified renewable wood sources, this sustainable style is printed with pretty florals on a luscious green backdrop, evoking visions of those cloudless summer afternoons. It’s designed with classic cap sleeves, a v-shaped neckline and a self-tie sash on the waist, and looks equally as stylish with sandals as it does with trainers. For a fashion-forward twist, add a macramé bag in black.
3. The Jersey Midi
When comfort calls, a jersey midi dress is always the answer. Punchy florals and polka dots create a clash on this soft-touch style, coloured in statement-making red for your moment in the sun. The fixed wrap silhouette highlights the narrowest part of your frame, while the buckle detail lends a fashion-forward finish. Team with brown leather sliders and a matching cross-body bag for a seamless transition from work to weekend.
4. The Checked Dress
Gingham has gotten all grown up. Small-scale checks have given way to bigger, bolder prints, as seen on this sun-ready midi dress in white and cobalt blue. Made from sustainable organic cotton, this strappy design is fitted through the bodice with a gently-flared skirt for a flattering, feminine shape. Accessorise with crisp white trainers and a straw shopper bag for carefree summer days.