I’ll save you the chat about the weather but let’s just say that finally all the summer dresses in my wardrobe can get a wearing without needing a jumper worn over the top. However, if you’re in a situation where you’re unable to find the perfect summer dress, and hey sometimes this happens, then might I direct you by way of & Other Stories? The brand, which is the sister store to H&M, always turns out pretty yet never boring frocks and we’re not the only ones who’ve noticed.
Brittany Bathgate and Who What Wear UK columnist Marissa Cox of Rue Rodier have both posted about a super minimal black linen dress that is already a wardrobe staple. Earlier this month, we spotted a floral mini with puffed sleeves that is still very popular on Instagram, so it’s worth snapping up before it sells out. Then there’s a floral print dress that looks perfect for festival season (Laura Whitemore wore it for Glastonbury, no less). And finally there are two dresses Who What Wear editors are loving. Shopping editor Joy Montgomery has been wearing a fabulous green checked dress and Who What Wear’s US editor-in-chief Kat Collings has styled a yellow and black floral midi with a smart blue jacket. The best place for high street summer dresses? I think so. Keep scrolling to see them styled and shop them too.
Style Notes: White shoes and a white bag is all you need to accessorise this dress. Oh and a bit of red lipstick.
Style Notes: White sandals and this dress is clearly a winning combo.
Style Notes: Shopping editor Joy accessorises this dress with a chunky gold necklace and the sandals of the summer, Tevas.
Style Notes: Add your own belt and match your sunglasses for a different take on styling this dress.
Style Notes: Barely-there andals and a shell bag make this outfit ideal for summer nights out.
Style Notes: Orange strappy sandals is a great way to stop this dress being overly-girly.
Style Notes: Follow Kat’s styling trick by pairing this dress with low kitten heel sandals and a blazer.
Style Notes: Make this dress ’90s-friendly by adding a choker and a pair of chunky sneakers.
Style Notes: Add a pair of classic sandals and sunglasses for a great weekend look.