26 Pretty, Throw-On Dresses That Make Everyday Dressing Blissfully Easy

Let me start with a confession. Dresses and I have a bit of a love-hate relationship. I don't know what it is, but I really struggle to find a dress that I feel truly suits me. But, once I find one, I treasure it even more than my go-to jeans or trousers. So this year, I'm determined to find an easy, everyday dress that can fit seamlessly into my wardrobe and break up my daily jeans-and-top rotation.

@lucywilliams02 wearing a grey dress and flip-flops

(Image credit: @lucywilliams02)

During the spring months and as we move into summer, the definition of an easy, everyday dress really broadens. And at the end of the day, it comes down to whatever your personal style may be. Sunnier days may mean it's time to whip out the mini dress like Lucy Williams, if you like to show off your pins. But we all know what British weather is like, and that means that a midi-length knitted style is seasonally appropriate, too.

@abimarvel in a cream knit dress

(Image credit: @abimarvel)

The key is to focus on finding styles that are incredibly versatile. That means choosing neutral colours—or at least tones that integrate easily into your current wardrobe—and minimalist silhouettes. These dresses can be styled in so many different ways. Pair with trainers and jackets for casual day looks, or dress them up with strappy heels and an oversized blazer for a chic evening outfit. However you style them, I'm confident you'll find them just as useful and stylish as all your other wardrobe staples.



Opening image: @monikh

Freelance Fashion Editor

Jess Kelham-Hohler is a freelance writer, editor and content strategist. She has been a contributor for Who What Wear UK since 2023. Currently based in London following six years in Washington D.C. and New York, she was previously the Digital Editor for Soho House & Co, an international group of private members’ clubs for creatives. She has interviewed a range of artists, creators and more, including Alighieri founder Rosh Mahtani, photographer Misan Harriman and fashion editor Lindsay Peoples Wagner. Today, she writes primarily about fashion, travel and culture for various publications, and has worked as a copywriter and content strategist for brands such as Belstaff, Olivela and Equinox.