Summer dresses are an obvious choice when the sun comes out.
However much you don’t like showing your legs, or they’re not yet prepped for the big reveal, you can’t deny how easy a throw-on-and-go summer dress makes getting dressed.
Whether it’s for work, holiday or at a festival, separates are undeniably more effort – for packing and putting together into a sensible outfit.
We’ve rounded up the summer dresses, from your favourite high stores, that will see you through even the hottest of heat waves — and they're ALL under £200.
There’s no shortage of inspiration when it comes to styling up a summer dress either, with it being the outfit of choice at fashion week. Even the coolest for the Instagrammers have given the summer dress the sartorial seal of approval, with Caroline de Maigret opting for a timeless black mini dress and strappy sandals.
If you want something a little more statement, the cold shoulder trend is big this season and the dress offering is looking mega chic. From denim to marl, we’ll be wearing them with our white sneakers or tie-up Ancient Greek sandals.
As ever, the summer has brought out the colour pop brights and prints, in all different cuts — from cinched-in shirt dresses to oversized smock styles, so there's something for every body shape.
Sandals are the obvious summer footwear but if you fancy mixing it up, try out an ankle sock with classic brogue, loafer or chunky heels.
Take a look at our round-up of the best summer dresses and get out in the sun...