Too hot to head to the high street? The sun is out meaning it’s time for a flattering and cool new frock for the summer.

Floral dresses, a maxi to take you from beach to bar, embroidered tea dresses… whatever you’re looking for, these five dress sites will help you on your sartorial hunt.

& Other Stories


Romantic white; Utilitarian Summer; Summer Garden… whatever your look, & Other Stories has a dreamy collection of summer dresses. Founded in 2010, & Other Stories is a one-stop styling destination filled with collections from three design ateliers in Paris, Stockholm and Los Angeles. They offer free shipping and free returns.

Uterque


Don’t ask us to pronounce it, but do let us show you around this online fashion boutique. Described as fashion’s best secret, Uterque is the little sister of Zara and shares ownership with the Spanish high street store. Scroll on over, credit card at the ready, to ogle the pretty linen dresses and embroidered frocks.

Onjenu


Bam wham, thank you mam! This is a cheery summer brand if there ever was! Unfamiliar with this print focused brand? Scroll to their Instagram feed and you’ll quickly be hooked. The Onjenu dresses and jumpsuits are vibrant, colourful and definitely influenced by the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies.

Wiggy Kit


There’s been much (justified) hype behind the pretty new collection on Wiggy Kit’s website. Have you seen the Medina dress? These beautifully cut summer dresses and kaftans are worn by the fashion cognoscenti and best dressed influencers. Wiggy Hindmarch, sister-in-law to accessories designer Anya Hindmarch, set up Wiggy Kit. Now you know.

Hush


One of our first ports of call when shopping for a summer wardrobe has to be casual specialist Hush. Again and again, Hush dresses are easy-to-wear and flattering. Yet to let us down.

July 2018