Summer Dresses Edit

It’s been a bizarre couple of months don’t you think? This whole COVID pandemic really took a toll on us and it’s really hard to imagine life going back to normal anytime soon. No point in being upset though, as there is nothing we can do about it besides acting responsibly. This is definitely going to be an unusual summer, no holidays on the cards and a very restricted social life. Nevertheless, we can still dress up and look fabulous! I have selected the most gorgeous and colourful summer dresses to cheer you up and to make you shine again!
Discover our summer dress edit and shop the selection here on Almost Essential.

THREE GRACES LONDON – Ofelia Abstract Ikat-print Halterneck Linen Dress
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This feminine long dress is 100% linen and it has a very strong summer vibe. The halterneck ties are really flattering and the relaxed, tiered skirt gives it a romantic feel. Complement the vibrant colour palette with neutral shoes and accessories for a balanced off-duty city look.

VALENTINO GARAVANI – Rockstud Leather Espadrille Wedges
A holiday classic with a twist. What I love about these espadrille wedges is the versatility, as they can be worn on the beach or in the city alike. The iconic metal Rockstud embellishment adds that special something to them. I picked the tan colour, but they are available in cream and beige as well; the perfect neutrals! Wear them with your favourite summer dress and enjoy the warmer weather.

STAUD – Balloon-Sleeve Paisley-Print Cotton-Blend Dress
15% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER. Enter code NEW15. Limited time only.
Crafted from cotton-blend poplin with ballooning sleeves and a ruffled hem, this mini dress has a graphic paisley pattern and a 70s feel to it. Flatter your shape with the slender waist tie and add neutral sandals for a fresh summer look.

INNIKA CHOO – Hans Ufmafrok Embroidered Linen Mini Dress
15% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER. Enter code NEW15. Limited time only.
This navy linen mini dress is really cute. Shaped with a smocked yoke and balloon sleeves, it’s decorated with embroidery for a boho-chic finish. Style it with tan shoes and accessories for a tasteful downtown staycation ensemble.

ZIMMERMANN – Glassy Ruffled Ikat-print Cotton-blend Midi Dress
Accented with lively ruffles at the neck, sleeves and hem, this playful midi dress is a must-have for this season. The bold blue pattern makes it the perfect statement dress for your summer nights. Match it with high heels and a small clutch to embrace the label’s romantic mood.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – Puff-sleeved Floral-print Poplin Dress
This vibrant pink cotton-poplin dress is blooming with colourful florals. Shaped with a round neckline and feminine puffed sleeves balanced by a ruffled hem, it is a very uplifting and lively piece. Wear with high heels to enhance the ladylike feel, or pair with flats for a more relaxed look.

CATHERINE PREVOST – Sophia Dress Violet Peacocks
This wonderful crepe de chine dress is cut in long fluid panels that embrace any body shape. The full circle sleeves fall just below the elbow and I find this quite flattering. Feminine and elegant, the midi dress can be worn with both flats, or high heels.Hopefully I will be able to dress it up soon, with heels for a sophisticated evening finish.