21 summer mini dresses that will be the solution to *every* occasion in your diary this season

Whether you’re keeping everything crossed for a sunny staycation or actually have a holiday booked, these summer mini dresses make getting dressed when the sun shines an absolute breeze. There is something about letting your legs soak up some vitamin D that just feels right when summer rolls around. Yes, we will always love a slip dress – and we know some certain social occasions (hey, Ascot) or workplaces require you to cover your knees (hey, 2022) – but, really, summer mini dresses are our number one fashion choice for pretty much everywhere we’re set to be headed. 

Obviously, sandals are a perfect pairing with any of our edit of summer mini dresses, along with a basket bag. But a pair of boots or trainers are a cool choice if you want to cover your toes or there’s a chance it’ll cloud over (more likely.) Add a linen shirt, worn like a shacket, or pop a cardigan in your handbag for warmth – just in case.  

If you’re heading for a picnic or living for the cottagecore aesthetic, ASOS’ floral sundress is a sweet choice – as is & Other Stories’ square neck linen dress in an olde-worlde floral. We adore the ruffle-trim wrap detail on GANNI’s blue checked dress too. 

And remember, the little black dress isn’t just for festive parties. Although the little white dress is appearing on every influencer in your feed right now, black will always look sharp and chic throughout the hottest months too. Three Graces London’s button-front dress would work all day long, from your first iced latte through to espresso martinis, with just a quick switch of your jewellery. Frankie’s Bikini’s strapless bandeau dress is a versatile choice too and Reformation’s satin cup dress is a super sexy option we are here for. 

If you have a three figure sum to spend, Frame’s hot pink slip dress will last for many summers ahead (we found some more amazing slip dresses right here) so make sure you choose something that will be more than a one-season wonder.  

For more from Glamour UK Fashion Director at large Alex Fullerton, follow her on Instagram @alexandrafullerton. 

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