22 of the Best Minimalist Summer Dresses To Buy Now

22 of the Best Minimalist Summer Dresses To Buy Now

When it comes to looking chic in the summer (or any season), a pared-back approach to dressing never fails. Embracing minimalist style isn’t just about tailoring or sticking to neutrals. You can imbue minimalism simply by forgoing overly fussy styles, from the clothing you wear down to your accessories and shoes. In 2021, designers and high street brands alike have embraced the less-is-more approach, with an abundance of minimalist dresses currently hitting the racks. So if you crave more effortless sophistication in your wardrobe, you’ll love this edit of minimalist summer dresses, available now.

Midi Dresses

12 STOREEZ Zipped Sleeve Midi Dress - Light Blue

12 STOREEZ Zipped Sleeve Midi Dress – Light Blue, £132

The perfect ‘let’s go dancing after dinner’ dress.

COS Midi Tube Dress in Light Beige

COS Midi Tube Dress – Light Beige, £79

Throw an oversized white shirt over it, and there you have it, the perfect summer uniform for work or play.

& Other Stories Jersey Tank Midi Dress

& Other Stories Jersey Tank Midi Dress – Black, £45

Shoulder pads add structure to this relaxed tank dress and will flatter all shapes.

& Other Stories Belted Cardigan Midi Dress

& Other Stories Belted Cardigan Midi Dress – Cream, £95

Timeless and trans-seasonal, you simply can’t go wrong with this beautiful midi dress.

NA-KD One Shoulder Midi Dress

NA-KD One Shoulder Midi Dress, £48.95

This one-shoulder dress is a seamless day-to-night staple for seasons to come.

Cut-Out Dresses

The Cut-Out Dress: Valeria Lipovetsky
The Cut-Out Dress: Valeria Lipovetsky / @valerialipovetsky

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NA-KD Cut Out Maxi Dress

NA-KD Cut Out Maxi Dress, £48.95

The subtle details on this dress are what make it special. Get it before it’s sold out.

H&M White Cut-Out Dress

H&M White Cut-Out Dress, £39.99

With its open back and cut-out sections at the sides, this is a great option for summer holidays.

Abercrombie & Fitch Knot-Front Cutout Midi Dress - Cream

Abercrombie & Fitch Knot-Front Cutout Midi Dress – Cream, £72

Evoke summer goddess vibes with this on-trend midi dress in a soft linen-blend fabric. It’s fully lined and fits to perfection.

NA-KD by YOU Balloon Sleeve Cut Out Dress

NA-KD by YOU Balloon Sleeve Cut Out Dress, £48.95

This balloon sleeve dress offers a subtle way to bare flesh.

Showpo Harper Cut Out Underbust Dress in White

Showpo Harper Cut Out Underbust Dress – White, £55.02

.That’s it, the search for a knockout summer dress ends here..

Strappy Dresses

The Slip Dress: Bria Jones
The Slip Dress: Bria Jones / @bria.jo

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Djerf Avenue Dream Dress Maxi

Djerf Avenue Dream Dress Maxi, £169

We can’t wait for the release of the aptly named Dream Dress in Sky Blue.

12 STOREEZ V-Neck Slip Dress

12 STOREEZ V-Neck Slip Dress – Ivory, £57

Dinner date, wedding guest, night out on the tiles? This elegant slip dress will have you covered.

ZARA Dress With Linen

ZARA Dress With Linen, £29.99

We love the figure-flattering structured fit of this strappy linen dress.

NA-KD Haterneck Midi Dress in Brown

NA-KD Trend Halterneck Midi Dress – Brown, £48.95

With its self-tie details, midi length and flowy fit, this linen dress is an easy summer staple.

COS V-Neck Slip Dress - Navy

COS V-Neck Slip Dress – Navy, £55.30

We’ve found the perfect cover-up for those extra pounds gained in lockdown.

Smock Dresses

The Smock Dress: Amalie Moosgaard Nielsen
The Smock Dress: Amalie Moosgaard Nielsen / @amaliemoosgaard

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NA-KD Trend Shirred Midi Dress

NA-KD Trend Shirred Midi Dress – White, £32.95

Pair this stunning shirred dress with your best summer sandals and mules.

& Other Stories Belted Shell Button Midi Dress

& Other Stories Belted Shell Button Midi Dress, £85

It doesn’t get more effortless than this smock dress.

H&M Smocking-Detail Satin Dress

H&M Smocking-Detail Satin Dress, £34.99

This smocking-detail satin dress is the perfect staple for hot summer days.

Tunic Dresses

The Tunic Dress: Tylynn Nguyen
The Tunic Dress: Tylynn Nguyen / @tylynnnguyen

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H&M Silk-Blend Dress - Light Beige

H&M Silk-Blend Tunic Dress – Light Beige, £99.99

Floaty, body-skimming and light-weight, this is a true staple for hot summer days.

& Other Stories Strappy A-Line Tunic

& Other Stories Strappy A-Line Tunic, £55

This A-line tunic has adjustable straps, so it’s ideal for tall or petite women alike.

& Other Stories Crinkled Mock Neck Midi Dress

& Other Stories Crinkled Mock Neck Midi Dress – Cream, £85

Simple and timeless, this crinkled midi dress will serve you season after season. Throw a blazer over it as the weather cools down.

H&M Lyocell-Blend Tunic

H&M Lyocell-Blend Tunic, £25

H&M can always be relied upon for elevated workwear. This chic tunic will help you keep your cool on hot days.



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