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Get The Look: The Top Summer Sundresses for Every Occasion

Zara, IAMGIA, House of Stars, Forte Forte and Fleur Du Mal

The season of exposed skin is here, and although our usual summer activities like picnics in the park and days at the beach may be uncertain, we can still enjoy the summer fashionably soaking up the sun and working on our tans. Here are Voir’s top picks for our season summer dresses.


The shirt dress, well the name speaks for itself this is a dress made from the classic shirt structure. The shirt dress is perfect for summer as it gives the work casual feel to the summer. This dress, like most summer dresses, is usually lightweight and white. Although the dress comes in the structure of a shirt, it can also be altered by the use of a belt or even a corset.

Zara, Naked Wolfie, Fendi and Stella McCartney

Dress: Zara Ripped Denim Shirt (£29.99)

Boots: Naked Wolfie Jupiter Black Leather (£257)

Sunglasses: Fendi Crystal F square sunglasses (£300)

Bag: Stella McCartney monogram utility belt bag (£635)

Scarf: Fendi Logo print silk scarf (£450)

Maxi Oversized

The staple of the summer the maxi dress, the appeal of the maxi dress comes from its long flowy nature. Typically, the dresses are usually formfitting but cut to flow loosely over the body. The maxi dress is the one and done of the summer as this is the easiest to wear and work both indoors and out.

Forte Forte, Maison Mergiela, Aranaz and Gucci

Dress: Forte Forte Tiered Maxi Dress (£715)

Shoes: Maison Margiela Tabi 80mm platform sandals (£580)

Bag: Aranaz Cerise handbag (£175)

Sunglasses: Gucci black square sunglasses in acetate (£278)

Fit and Flared

The Fit and flare dress is a dress made of lightweight material that is usually fit up until the upper waist and flares for the rest of the length of it. The fit and flare is the perfect dress for the summer breeze as the material and cut allow for maximum circulation, and the flow of the dress in the wind is something straight out of rom-com movie scene.

House Of Stars, Paris Texas, Prada, Tom Ford and Alessandra Rich

Dress: House Of Stars puffball mini dress (£45)

Boots: Paris Texas embossed pull-on boots (£487)

Bag: Prada tonal logo plaque bowling bag (£1,630)

Sunglasses: Tom Ford Connor-02 (£289)

Earrings: Alessandra Rich crystal-embellished heart drop earrings (£310)

The Slip Dress

The slip dress usually silk and looks like something between a camisole and a nightgown has made it into the front row of the summer experience as the dress has become one of the trending dresses. This dress is perfect on its own but also works well with a white shirt.

Fleur D eMal, Rombaut, The Sant Furoshiki and Balenciaga

Dress: Fleur Du Mal cowl neck slip dress (£692)

Trainers: Rombaut Boccaccio chunky boots in white synthetic leather (£315)

Bag: The Sant Furoshiki Leather box bag (£400)

Sunglasses: Balenciaga Shiny sunglasses in black and white zebra (£310)

Tiered Dress

The tiered dress is more like a baby doll dress but tiered. With this dress think Lolita and all those vibes. This dress is usually made of lightweight material, and the tiered nature makes the dress float away from the body. This allows the dress to have air circulation and perfect for summer weather.

Simon Miller, ASOS, Miu Miu and Chimi

Dress: ASOS EDITION broderie tiered maxi dress (£120)

Shoes: Simon Miller Blackout 110mm platform sandals (£456)

Bag: Miu Miu smooth leather bag (£1,380)

Sunglasses: Chimi Peach cat eye sunglasses (£90)

The Less Dress

When it comes to the less dress, less is more. If you don’t know by the less dress, I mean the strapless backless and any dress that has cut-outs. This dress is perfect for the summer season as the cut-outs give your body better shape. Also, during the heat, no one wants to be covered up.

I AM GIA, London Rebel, Christian Dior and Princess Polly,

Dress: I.AM.GIA Violet Dress (£55)

Shoes: London Rebel clear strap platform cork wedges in gold (£45)

Bag: Christian Dior pre-owned denim Saddle shoulder bag (£4,756)

Necklace: Princess Polly Baby necklace gold (£13)

Words by Precious Njoki

Edits by Ella Winfield

Cover by Katie Janes

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