23 Summer Dresses To Shop Now And Wear All Season Long

By Phoebe Youl
30th Nov 2022

With summer finally here, it signals that time of year where we can again free our legs from their fleecy confines, in turn for a more sartorially summer-feeling counterpart. 

While dresses aren’t exactly groundbreaking, thanks to their throw-on appeal and endless versatility, a single addition can make a pretty big impact when it comes to switching up your wardrobe for the warmer weather. 

So, while we’re not suggesting it's time you hang up your sweats for good, we have a feeling once you lay eyes on these summery finds, you won’t want to put them on again anytime soon.

From the perfect beach coverup we’ve already got in our cart, to the work-friendly shirt dress we can’t stop thinking about, below we’ve rounded up 23 of the best dresses you can shop now and wear all summer long.

H&M Long Gathered Dress

PRICE: $69.99

Cut from a soft jersey fabric, this gathered detail v-neck midi will look just as cool paired with sneakers as sandals. Shop here. 

Kinney Coco Dress

PRICE: $299

This button-up midi dress with its elasticated sleeves and bold colour is a versatile wardrobe addition. Shop here.

Marle Francoise Dress

PRICE: $360

Suitable for day or night, this beautifully feminine dress features a gathered waist detail and is made from cotton and silk cloth to keep you cool. Shop here. 

Ganni Chelsea-Collar Organic-Cotton Mini Dress

PRICE: $151

Thanks to its Chelsea collar detail, self-tie belt and puff sleeves, this casual dress will bring a romantic charm to any outfit. Shop here. 

Jag Sleeveless Ribbed Knit Dress

PRICE: $140

With its luxe ribbed construction and a-line silhouette, this flattering dress is the perfect smart casual style for any occasion. Shop here. 

Glassons Strapless Slim Fit Supersoft Maxi Dress

PRICE: $59.99

This strapless dress is made from a super-soft body contouring material that features a slim fit and maxi length. Shop here. 

Norma Kamali Asymmetric Dropped-Shoulder Jersey Dress

PRICE: $149

This sporty stretch jersey dress can be worn as a statement mini or layered over pants for endless styling options. Shop here. 

Matteau Balloon-Sleeve Cotton-Blend Mini Dress

PRICE: $240

This cotton and silk-blend dress's voluminous sleeves and skirt are perfectly balanced by its mini-length. Shop here. 

Camilla And Marc Flynn Mini Dress

PRICE: $550

Pair this cotton shirt dress with sandals or heels for cool and comfortable summer styling. Shop here. 

Esse Studios Strapless Cutout Stretch-Knit And Cotton-Poplin Maxi Dress

PRICE: $640

Go from the beach to the bar with this elegantly minimalist and comfortable knitted strapless dress. Shop here. 

Batsheva Esme Floral-Print Cotton Mini Dress

PRICE: $190

This versatile piece features a shift style silhouette, antique floral print and a mini skirt length perfect for warm days. Shop here. 

Arnsdorf Margaret Tunic

PRICE: $420

Cut from repurposed sand-washed silk, this dress's loose-fitting and airy drape will make it an always-chic summer staple. Shop here. 

Cotton On Haven Slip Midi Dress

PRICE: $59.99

With its scoop neckline, spaghetti straps and bodice bias cut, this dress will be the perfect throw-on summer staple. Shop here. 

Blanca Santos Dress

PRICE: $289

This casual dress's off-duty silhouette and puff sleeves make it the perfect relaxed summer piece. Shop here. 

Doen Odessa Gathered Embroidered Organic Cotton-Voile Mini Dress

PRICE: $329.95

Designed for days spent by the beach, this breezy organic cotton-voile dress makes the perfect unexpected swimsuit coverup. Shop here. 

Loulou Studio Somov Cotton-Poplin Mini Shirt Dress

PRICE: $356

Cutting a loose shirt-style silhouette, this white cotton-poplin dress will be a summer wardrobe staple. Shop here. 

St Agni 90s Sheer Slip Dress

PRICE: $389

This sheer slip-on dress was made for summer weekends, thanks to its silk, cotton blend, and bias cut. Shop here. 

Paris Georgia Purple Satin SJP Slip Dress

PRICE: $456

This SJP-inspired style will look just as chic paired with kitten heels and boots as it will with flat sandals. Shop here. 

S/W/F x Daimon Downey Bandeau Spaghetti Strap Maxi

PRICE: $399

This wearable maxi features an elegant empire silhouette and a statement-making soft pink and white print. Shop here. 

Eres Zephyr Ankara Cotton-Jersey Maxi Dress

PRICE: $570

Thanks to its adjustable bustier, this versatile dress can be folded to customise the length for endless wear. Shop here. 

Rixo Carole Patchwork Printed Silk Midi Dress

PRICE: $576

This statement-making dress is made from pure silk and features a cool patchwork detail and mandarin-inspired design. Shop here. 

Alemais Marion Bodice Dress

PRICE: $595

The sophisticated cut and vibrant hues of this strapless dress make it the perfect event piece for summer occasions. Shop here. 

Country Road Strapless Fit And Flare Dress

PRICE: $349

This versatile and elegant fit-and-flare dress features an internal mesh corset and side pockets for seriously comfortable wear. Shop here.

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Image credit: Matteau | Marle | St Agini

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