The Best Mini, Midi and Maxi Dresses to Carry You Through Summer and Beyond

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With the temperature gauge almost reaching 30°, we have finally found an excuse to unleash our summer dress collection. Whether you're a clean-lined minimalist, a floral fanatic, a lover of boho ruffles or someone who craves a simple T-shirt dress, it's fair to say that there's plenty to choose from this season. Personally, I've been a big fan of the loose, smock-like styles that have proliferated over the last 12 months, as they both keep you cool and look the part with Birkenstocks or strappy heels.

That being said, I have also appreciated the transformation of the mini this year, which has been offered up in unexpected fabrics and silhouettes. Think wrap styles in premium linen, pops of fuchsia and frill-neck collars. You also can't scroll through the new-in sections without noting that cut-outs are a key theme for 2021, and they can be found on both ends of the market. Although, & Other Stories' cut-out black midi is definitely a highlight.

To give you a head start in the dress stakes, I've compiled the ultimate edit of summer styles, divided into minis, midis and maxis so you can pick and choose according to your wardrobe needs. Just remember to select pieces that you know you'll wear again and again rather than just the latest frock you've spotted on your favourite influencer. Ready? Scroll down to see and shop my summer dress edit. 

Minidresses

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COS Mini Wrap Dress (£69)

Faithfull the Brand Godiva Zebra-Print Linen Wrap Mini Dress (£209)

Theory Fitted Shirt Dress in Good Linen (£320)

& Other Stories Linen Wrap Mini Dress (£75)

Belize Pandora Buttoned Linen Mini Dress (£350)

Monki Frill Neck Cotton Mini Dress (£15)

Midi Dresses

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Kitri Studio Juicy Black Cotton Dress (£150)

Free People Lydia Printed Midi Dress (£140)

COS Pleated Long T-Shirt Dress (£59)

& Other Stories Floral Print Scoop Neck Midi Dress (£95)

Rixo Pepper Cutout Printed Silk-Crepe Midi Dress (£295)

& Other Stories Voluminous Cut Out Midi Dress (£85)

AllSaints Ezra Animal Denim Dress (£111)

Maxi Dresses

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Victoria Victoria Beckham Gingham-Print Bell-Sleeved Woven Maxi Dress (£420)

Albus Lumen Halterneck Linen Maxi Dress (£415)

Zara Printed Midi Dress (£50)

H&M Long Silk-Blend Dress (£100)

Mango Printed Maxi Dress (£120)

ASOS Edition Tiered Trapeze Midi Dress With Ruffle Strap in White (£85)

Bondi Born Kate Organic Silk-Blend Maxi Dress (£580)

Mango Polka-Dot Dress With Ruffles (£70)

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