It's Only 39 Days Until Spring—We've Found So Many Perfect Dresses

Emma Spedding
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I have to confess I'm writing this story away from my desk, and under my duvet, because it is that cold this week. It might be snowing, however, the daffodils in the supermarket and slightly lighter evenings are helping me to stay positive, and remember spring is just weeks away. Fun fact: The first day of spring is the 20th of March. One of the things I'm most looking forward to about spring is abandoning the many layers (so long, puffer!), and revisiting my dress wardrobe.

New-in sections are helping me indulge in my spring daydreaming, as every day is bringing with it new summery items to scroll through. Floral tea dresses and check midi dresses are hardly groundbreaking, but these throw-on styles always sell out at record speed, and so it doesn't hurt to think ahead. Lots of the dresses around for spring 2021 have plenty of chuck-on appeal, meaning they are comfortable enough to wear at home or for daily laps of the park. There are five types of dresses in particular that I think will be a welcome addition to any wardrobe this spring. Keep scrolling to see my edit of the best dresses I've spotted so far for spring 2021.

Printed Dresses

Whether it's floral, checked or striped, printed dresses will always be a spring staple. Below I've found some beautiful options from Ganni, Rixo and Ghost.

Ganni Ruffled Smocked Gingham Seersucker Midi Dress (£215)

Rixo Staci Floral-Print Crepe Midi Dress (£265)

Ganni Checked Seersucker Mini Dress (£175)

Ghost Fable Dress (£169)

& Other Stories Scoop Neck Puff Shoulder Midi Dress (£85)

White or Neutral Dresses

Sometimes it's best to keep things simple, and for spring you can't beat a white or beige midi dress. This season, these "plain" dresses are made interesting with detailing, such as playful textures, tie detailing and exaggerated sleeves.

Faithfull the Brand + Net Sustain Lorica Open-Back Shirred Linen Mini Dress (£189)

Arket Crinkle Dress (£129)

Tove Ceres Gathered Organic Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress (£425)

Mango Organic Cotton Puffed Dress ($50)

COS Wrap Shirt Dress (£69)

Knitted Dresses

If a year in loungewear has taught us anything, it's that comfort is a really important factor when getting dressed. Knitted dresses are still going strong for S/S 21, whether you opt for a long cardigan, wrap dress or something a little slinkier.

Arket Rib Knitted Merino Dress (£129)

COS Longline Lambswool Cardigan (£89)

Baserange Brig Cutout Ribbed Organic Cotton-Jersey Wrap Dress (£150)

& Other Stories Knitted Midi Wrap Dress (£85)

COS Knitted Tube Dress (£79)

Denim Dresses

Denim dresses are another spring staple, and this year they were a key item for designers like Gabriela Hearst and Wales Bonner. There really is a denim dress for everyone, from fitted midi dresses with a '50s silhouette to oversize denim shirts.

Emilia Wickstead Petra Square-Neck Belted Denim Dress (£1295)

& Other Stories Statement Collar Denim Mini Dress ($99)

Mango V-Neck Denim Dress (£50)

COS Denim Dress (£69)

Gabriela Hearst Virginia Open-Back Linen-Chambray Dress (£1290)

Pink Dresses

If you've been reading Who What Wear recently, you'll know that the colour of spring 2021 is pink, so it's no surprise that new-in sections are already awash with pretty pink spring dresses.

Staud Millie Recycled-Poplin Maxi Shirt Dress (£290)

Molly Goddard Becky Shirred Cotton-Voile Midi Dress (£1500)

Matteau + Net Sustain Blouson Silk-Crepon Maxi Dress (£772)

Aje Mimosa Open-Back Linen-Blend Dress (£485)

Staud Alix Open-Back Brushed Faille Maxi Dress (£480)

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2021.

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