By Ellie Hamilton
Reminiscent of ice cream parlours and 1950s desserts, sugary pastel shades have returned. And for dresses, we're feasting on Angel Delight-esque pink, baby blue, lilac and limoncello. With a head-to-toe pastel look, playing with texture is key, like this light and airy Vanessa Bruno dress, tiered to add movement and texture.
Vanessa Bruno Lizon Dress, £350
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Continuing the occasionwear-as-casualwear trend, we're falling for all things flirty, feminine and frilled. Be it lace, ruffles or broderie anglaise, dresses are a flight of fancy, and we couldn't be more overjoyed. Like this peachy Three Floor number that will take you from business lunches to salsa dancing and everything in between. Need we say more?
Three Floor My Girl Dress, £305
This season prints have had a makeover, with electric neon hues, hyperdramtic florals and abstract graphic designs plastering the lengths of trousers, skirts and dresses. All that distraction means you can be a bit more daring with the details like this fiesty plunging Borgo de Nor dress, emitting both summertime dressing and red-carpet suitability in equal measure.
Borgo de Nor Freya Dress, £1,195
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Nodding to the imminent summer days, this season's sun-drenched colour palette is enough to transport us to the rich hues of the desert. Up the temperature of your wardrobe with dresses soaked in golden yellow, orange, pink and bronze, like this flattering-fit Stine Goya dress in a "move me to Morroco this minute" mustard yellow.
Stine Goya Kirsten Paisley Dress, £280
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For the magic of feeling pulled together with only putting in minimal effort, look to the trusty midi dress - solving almost every oufit conundrum with sophisticated grace. And this sky blue iteration from REDValentino is no exception. The ultimate transitional piece, it can be effortlessly styled with jackets and cowboy boots, cardigans and trainers or literally anything at all.
REDValentino Tie Detail Tiered Dress, £725
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