At last, spring is here, and we can – on the good days at least – throw off all the layers and instead pull on a frock and, simply, go, frolicking into the sunset. We might not quite have arrived at the point where we can reliably forego tights, but those heady days are surely shimmering into view on the horizon. Whilst we may yet need a cardigan to hand, these frocks are the ones we love right now – plus here’s how we’d style them.

Meadow Sweet


Hedgerow Print Crepe Shirt Dress, £175
Hedgerow Print Crepe Shirt Dress

If ever there was a dress that makes us long to shake out a picnic blanket, unpack our egg and cress sandwiches and bask in the fragile spring sunshine, it is this one. We love the crepe fabric, we adore the hedgerow print and, most of all, we love the way it reminds us of our grandmothers.

Green Shoots


Cotton Ikat Dress, £175
Cotton Ikat Dress

The dazzling emerald and mesmeric geometric pattern of this easy-to-wear frock has everything we look for in a summer dress – including pockets. Endlessly versatile, we’d wear it to everything, from a beach café to a summer wedding.

Embroidered Tales


Somerset Maxi Dress, £158
The Somerset Maxi Dress- Embroidered Edition

There is a reason that Anthropologie brings out a variant on the Somerset Dress season after season: it is, simply, their best-selling, best-reviewed dress ever. In fact, it is hard to overstate how wildly flattering it is or quite how pleasing to wear. We love this new embroidered take in the hot colours of summer.

True Stripes


Stripe Jersey Dress, £135
Stripe Jersey Dress

Arresting, dashing and a joy to wear, we love the shirred panel waist and the lovely elastic stripes – as chic as it is comfortable.

Crème De La Crème


Adele Dress, £170
Adele Dress

Elegant and refined, this belted cotton dream is practically perfect in every way: the ideal length, the ideal turned-up sleeves, the ideal textural fabric. Cool and easy, it’s a dress to wear daily through the clement months.