There are certain things that universally signify summer—the smell of barbecues in the evening air, ordering your first Pimm’s, and the fact that it’s light at 9 p.m. However, to us fashion types, nothing feels quite so summer-like as stepping out in a gorgeous dress (without the need for tights). And right now, as we delve deeper into the warmer months, we’ve started to see specific dress trends emerge as the stars of the season.
Below, I’ve listed the eight dress trends that I think you’ll see throughout all the stages of the relaxing of lockdown restrictions. Long-sleeved, denim and knitted dresses are perfect for the next few months of daily walks, while the bright-pink dresses and fun minis I’ve found below have rescheduled weddings written all over them.
I’ve been sure to include a mix of classic, basic styles and more fashion-forward silhouettes and bolder options for those who want to just have fun with fashion again. So keep scrolling to see the new dress trends I really love for summer.