The Everything (Even Work) Dress

One of summer's bonuses is that you need less items when you get dressed in the morning - goodbye heavy coat, hello floaty chiffons and easy dresses. Happily, this season, and by that we mean everything from now until the gloves come out again, there is one singular item that has the power to transform your wardrobe - The Everything Dress. 

Long-ish, possibly printed, happy to take you out to dinner, no fussed about sitting at your desk (with flats or heels), capable of a beachside meander and totally up for tearing up the dance floor - moves not includes - if the situation arises, this dress isn't just versatile, it's comfy too! Win. Win. 

Now, we know that some of you work in corporate environments where printed, slightly flowing dresses are not sartorial mainstays. If that's you, ignore all the work references, and just take this as a happy fashion advice post - no Inbox or feedback meeting required.

But if your working environment is a little more giving on the creative, maxi dress front, then take it from us - you're going to want to get your hands on a few of these this summer. They'll sit neatly under tailored jackets for the smarter among us (Phanella) or slosh about in trainers (Alice) for those whose office is built on creative thinkers and interns.

Really, this dress is the key to unlocking your easy summer style. So here are 7 - one for every day of the week - that we're swooning over at the moment for your shopping enjoyment. Some are already selling out in certain sizes, so get moving quickly. 

 

See, great shapes, easy cuts, room for lunch and some punchy prints to boot: these dresses just need your favourite shoe (we think they look especially good with flat sandals, a block heel or trainers), plus perhaps some big earrings, a strong necklace, the right attitude - and you're away. 

Click here to shop the looks.  

Zara. Mango. The Kooples. Splendid. Rhode Resort. LaDoubleJ. Karen Millen

Oh and the absolute beauties we're wearing in the header are Lily & Lionel.

ENJOY!