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10 Summer Dresses for Every Kind of Plan

by Lindsey Innes, Copywriter

10 Stylish Summer Dress Ideas

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been filling up your diary ready for a summer of plans that *don’t* require loungewear (still love you loungewear, don’t worry). Yep, suddenly you’ve got places to go, people to see and – finally – a chance to get all dressed up. Isn’t that half the fun?

But if you’re wondering where to start, fear not. As you know, we’re a little bit dress-obsessed here at New Look so we’re always hot on the case when it comes to recommendations.

So, sit back and take a scroll: here’s a round-up of our favourite summer dresses to take you here, there and everywhere. Wishlists at the ready…

Woman wearing a blue frill strappy tiered midi dress and sandals

1. Blue Frill Strappy Tiered Midi Dress - £27.99

Maybe it’s the sea-blue shade or the fact it’s great for showing off a tan, but this midi dress has got us feeling all holiday-ready. Just add sunnies and head for the nearest beach (or balcony).

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Woman wearing a tan ruched button front mini shirt dress

2. Tan Ruched Button Front Mini Shirt Dress - £23.99

We’re feeling anything but neutral about this mini shirt dress. It’s got all the sass of a bodycon dress but has clever ruching that’s ultra-flattering on every body. This one deserves to be taken out-out.

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Woman wearing a red floral shirred puff sleeve midi dress

3. Red Floral Shirred Puff Sleeve Midi Dress - £29.99

With its puff sleeves, square neckline and swishy midi length, this floral dress is ticking a lot of boxes. Keep the styling simple with a beachy woven tote and neutral sandals to let the colour be star of the show.

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Woman wearing a black zebra print square nick tiered midi dress and white sliders

4. Black Zebra Print Square Neck Tiered Midi Dress - £27.99

Meet the animal print dress that will be your new summer go-to. We’re loving the easy shape, the fresh zebra print, the flattering square neck and the perfect midi length. So many reasons to click *add to bag*.

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Woman wearing a black spot chiffon open back mini dress

5. Black Spot Chiffon Open Back Mini Dress - £25.99

We’re all about the fun this summer and this LBSD (Little Black Spotty Dress) is ready for a night out. Think: cocktails with the girls, fancy dinner dates… or anywhere that means getting all dressed up. We love the sweetheart neckline and open back.

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Woman wearing a brown zebra split hem strappy mini dress

6. Brown Zebra Print Split Hem Strappy Mini Dress - £17.99

You didn’t think we’d stick to just one animal print, did you? This mini dress has caught our eye thanks to its 90s shoestring straps and so-now zebra print. Style it with some oversized hoops and remind everyone who you are.

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Woman wearing a white ditsy floral open back midi dress and strappy heels

7. White Ditsy Floral Open Back Midi Dress - £33.99

We’re thinking rustic wicker picnic baskets, flutes of something sparkly and sweeping sea views. Failing that, we’d wear this to the park, to big occasions or just about anywhere. Click through and check out the open back detail. It’s a winner.

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Woman wearing a black floral frill smock midi dress and sandals

8. Black Floral Frill Smock Midi Dress - £25.99

Here’s a dress you won’t go unnoticed in. We love the bold floral print and cute frills on the straps that give this midi dress that little bit extra. Team it with chunky black sandals so the colours can really pop.

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Pregnant woman wearing a coral ribbed knit cardigan and midi dress with sliders

9. Maternity Coral Ribbed Knit Cardigan and Midi Dress Set - £29.99

This coral midi ticks all the cute, comfy and on-trend boxes. Plus, the stretchy ribbed fabric means your bump has plenty of space to do its thing. Wear it with the co-ord cardigan when the sun fails to show, some chic tan sliders and you’re good to go.

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Woman wearing a pale blue stripe puff sleeve shirt dress and white sliders

10. Blue Vanilla Pale Blue Stripe Puff Sleeve Shirt Dress - £24.00

Blue Vanilla have taken the humble shirt and given it a cool fashion spin – and we’re all for it. Meet your new brunch staple: with statement ruched sleeves and waist, it’s a flattering style that looks just as good with flats and a tote as it does with heeled mules and a mini shoulder bag.

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