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Make Like Kate Middleton And Shop The Season's Best Summer Dresses

No effort needed. 

One item wonders.

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 (or for exciting trips the supermarket) is my collection of airy, easy-wear midi dresses. Long enough in length that they don't show pasty knees, but made from light and diaphanous fabric - they are a well-relied on fashion formula, even in quarantine. 

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 14 throw-on and go dresses no summer wardrobe should be without. 

Tiered dress, €80, Edited at Zalando - SHOP 

Shirred midi dress, Was €60 Now €26, Topshop - SHOP 

Balloon-sleeved cotton dress, €34.99, H&M - SHOP 

Foral midi dress, €330, Rixo at Brown Thomas - SHOP 

Midi dress with buttons, €49.95, Zara - SHOP 

Flowers cotton dress, €49.99, Mango - SHOP  

Gingham smock dress, Was €60, Now €49, Topshop - SHOP 

Round neck midi dress, €49.95, Zara - SHOP 

Sleeveless button up midi dress, €79, & Other Stories - SHOP 

Lyocell-blend dress, €39.99, H&M - SHOP

Collared smock dress, €255, Ganni - SHOP 

Meadow dress, €110, Ghost - SHOP  

Monochrome gingham daisy dress, €102, Never Fully Dressed - SHOP 

Ruffled linen wrap dress, €435, Casa Raki at Matches - SHOP 

Main image by @kensingtonroyal