Fashion-wise, summer can be a tricky time of year for anyone who doesn't love floral prints and boho silhouettes, however all I can say is thank goodness for brands like COS that cater to those who prefer to keep things simple when the mercury rises. It might not feel like it yet, but spring is just round the corner, so we've started checking out the latest dress drops on the high street, and we can confirm that, as per usual, COS will be the go-to for the minimalist fashion-lover.
A quick glance at its new-in section shows that the brand is sticking to what it does best: clean-lined, versatile pieces that come in trend-led colourways. The shirt dress seems to be a key style for spring 2021, whether it's rendered in rigid denim or cropped at the knee in colour-pop tangerine. Carrying on from last year's success, the throw-on smock still remains a highlight, but this year it comes in the form of subtle pleating which offers a more unusual, asymmetrical silhouette.
Dresses over jeans was also a notable styling hack from this season's runway collections, and we can imagine layering many of COS's new in dresses over flared leggings and wide-leg jeans. It's all about creating textural contrast and playing with complimentary hues: Think a silken orange maxi over dark blue jeans or a black shirt dress over split-hem trousers. So, if you're looking for a new dress to kick-off the spring season, scroll down to shop the COS styles we're loving right now.
Shop my COS spring dress edit
Cos Asymmetric Knitted Wrap Dress (£99)
For those cooler spring days.
Such a lovely shade of blue.
Cos Midi Shirt Dress (£69)
Wear alone or layered over jeans.
Cos V-Neck Tunic Dress (£69)
A real dress staple for the high summer months.
Cos Pleated Shirt Dress (£69)
Just add chunky gold jewellery and cage sandals.
Cos Oversized Denim Shirt Dress (£69)
Denim dresses are everywhere this season.
Cos Leather Shirt Dress (£350)
A cute way to try the leather trend in summer.
Cos Oversized Shirt Dress (£59)
The stripes on this shirt dress feel so classic.
Cos V-Neck Tunic Dress (£69)
Yes, this dream dress does come in navy too.
Cos Gathered Shirt Dress (£59)
Tangerine is this summer's unexpected yet chic colour trend.
Cos Wrap Shirt Dress (£69)
I'm so into the asymmetrical fit of this beige shirt dress.
Cos Tiered Maxi Dress (£79)
Just add chunky sandals on a hot spring weekend.
Cos Ribbed Long-Sleeve Midi Dress (£59)
Cos Draped Cotton Shirt Dress (£79)
Yes, we're still having a long affair with puffed sleeves.
Cos Low-Cut Maxi Dress (£79)
Another dress, another fab shade of orange.
Cos Pleated Midi T-Shirt Dress (£59)
A throw-on-and-go dress if we ever saw one.
Cos Midi Tube Dress (£79)
Dress up with heeled sandals and hoops and dress down with Birkenstocks and a raffia tote.
Cos Parachute Skater Dress (£55)
We're taking our styling cues from this model shot and styling this mini with chunky boots.
Cos Linen Exposed Back Maxi Dress (£69)
This was a big seller last year.
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