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Whether you're looking for a new dress for holidays, work, or sun-filled weekends - take a look at our top 6 dresses to own this summer for all the style inspiration you need.
From office wear to casual weekends, and long days in the sun that carry on to cocktails, the invaluable summer dress offers endless possibilities - but with so many styles to choose from, it can get overwhelming. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing work wardrobe update, a floaty beach dress or something a little more fancy, make it your smartest buy of the season with our round-up of the top six dresses to own this summer, from brands including [RIXO London](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/search/?cgid=rixoLondon), [Weekend Max Mara](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/search/?cgid=weekendMaxMara) and [See by Chloe](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/search/?cgid=seeByChloe).

The Boho Dress

The effortlessly chic bohemian dress is a summer staple that returns blissfully every year. Light, breezy and dowsed with easy-to-wear prints - it's ideal for the beach, city breaks or even dressed up for the office. We'll be adding this Weekend Max Mara number to our wardrobes pronto!

Weekend Max Mara Umbro Maxi Dress, £450; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Colchester, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells

The Yellow Dress

Yellow is a must-have colour this season. Whether you opt for an earthy burnt hue like this layered M.i.h dress or something bright and summery, a yellow dress paired with tan accessories will stand you in good stead for days spent soaking up the sun.

M.i.h Jeans Lita Dress, £175; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells

The Clashing Pattern Dress

Clashing patterns are one of our favourite trends this season. Whether you choose understated prints like this dreamy RIXO London dress, or go all out with bold colours, this is one style that looks just as good paired with mules for work, as it does with white trainers on the weekend.

RIXO London Esther Daisy Dream Midi Dress, £265; Available at Bentalls Kingston

The White Dress

A summer wardrobe isn't complete without a crisp white dress. Not only are they versatile, but stand out beautifully in the sun and will always show off your tan. This light and airy See by Chloe dress is ideal for summer lunches, family BBQs or exploring foreign cities.

See by Chloe White Embroidered Midi Dress, £265; Available at Fenwick Newcastle

The Work Wear Dress

Finding an office-appropriate wardrobe when it’s warm can be tricky. An easy-option to make sure you stay cool and comfortable is a midi dress like this candy-striped number from Joseph; it's smart enough for meetings, yet stylish enough to wear to after-work drinks - bliss!

Joseph Isaac Candy Stripe Dress, £375; Available at Fenwick of Bond Street, Tunbridge Wells

The Polka Dot Dress

Fall in love with one of the latest print trends: polka dots. Equally fun and stylish, they transform simple dress shapes into spotty masterpieces. Opt for big and bold dots for more formal occassions, or throw on a simple spotty sundress like this breezy Whistles cami dress for more casual affairs.

Whistles Daisy Print Dress £139; Available at Fenwick Canterbury