Pair with white pumps for more casual events, or add strappy sandals if you want it to look a little dressier.
Online shopping for me around this time of year is a pretty formulaic drill. Enters favourite high-street shop site. Clicks on 'New In' Tab. Filters 'New In' for 'Dresses'. More specifically, 'Midi Dresses'.
Every year, during this not-quite-yet-summer, May/June-ish time, I find dressing gets difficult. Boots look wrong but sandals seem premature, jeans feel heavy while bare legs mean, well, goosebumps. Layers are essential, but none that are too weighty.
And coming to my sartorial rescue these mornings, are my collection of airy, easy-wear midi dresses. Long enough in length that they don't show pasty knees, but diaphanous or silky in fabric to make them Summer-appropriate, they are a well-relied on fashion formula.
So, in a declaration of love to my own collection of easy-wear summer dresses, I've made a completely shoppable edit of the best available on the internet currently. You'll notice some recurring themes – as ditsy florals, bold prints, statement sleeves, shirred detailing and waist-skimming styles appear on repeat.
Keep scrolling to see and shop the 15 throw-on and go dresses no summer wardrobe should be without.
Floral Star Print Angel Sleeve Midi Dress, €49, Topshop
Blue Ditsy Floral Milkmaid Midaxi Dress, €39.99, New Look
Lenora Check Midi Dress, €152, KITRI Studio
Ruffled Linen Wrap Midi Dress, €119, & Other Stories
Tile Print Midi Dress, €52, Topshop
Calf-length wrap dress, €49.99, H&M
Floral Print Dress, €49.95, Zara
Mint Green Linen Blend Button Up Milkmaid Dress, €32.99, New Look
Red Printed Smock Dress, €68, Topshop
Jacquard Animal Midi Dress, €68, Topshop
V-neck dress, €49.99, H&M
Cotton Blend Handkerchief Midi Dress, €89, & Other Stories
Tie-back Midi Dress, Now €50.25, Warehouse
V-neck Dress, €49.95, Zara
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