Looking put-together during the summer months is one of the trickiest styling obstacles. However, the one thing that is always cool (in the literal and aesthetic sense) is a linen dress—and I've found 30 that will tick every summer-dress box.
Unsure on how to style a classic summer dress? My personal preference is to take tips from the likes of super-polished Eni, who always hits the right note with her styling. Don't go for any overly fussy accessories, and choose barely-there sandals, with a simple basket bag. While there are obviously some covetable expensive options, I've also been sure to include some of my favourites from the high street to make sure you get more bang for your buck.
Always try to shop for pieces that you love and know you'll wear this summer and every summer after it, like Monikh's timeless linen maxi. That way, the only difficult decision you'll have to make is narrowing down which of our lovely edit to add to your basket first. Scroll on to shop the edit just in time for summer and (finally) some hot weather.
SHOP THE BEST LINEN SUMMER DRESSES
When I speak about 'the perfect summer dress', this Reformation piece is exactly what I mean.
Dress this up for evening with some statement earrings and a bold red lip.
The way to wear black in summer and not overheat.
Just add a raffia basket bag and a sandals, and that's summer sorted.
A gorgeous option for holidays and summer evenings.
We've spotted this dress on influencers and celebrities like J.Lo, making it one of the most sought after linen dresses on the market.
The simple but effective way to work a maxi dress into your wardrobe.
Linen lends itself well to the kind of free spirited, boho dress that we can rely on to look good every summer.
A fashion editor favourite, particularly in versatile navy.
Fashion forward dresses in linen are an & Other Stories staple. Right now there's currently 40 on the site ranging from pretty ruffled midi dresses to party-ready minis, so you're covered for any event.
COS is one of our go tos on the high street for timeless, good quality linen dresses.
A heatwave calls for an easy, airy dress that you can throw on and go, especially for events and work, which this dress is perfect for.
A beautifully simple iteration from Nobody's Child.
This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.
Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.
In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.
Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.
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