Say Hello to the 5 Dresses You Need to Invest in for Spring

First glimpse of the sun and we're ready to ditch our layers in favour of the most versatile one-pieces: dresses. Name any occasion, and there's a dress for it. And one of our favourite hobbies (yes, you can call it that) is perusing the new-in section at NET-A-PORTER for styles that are bound to reach cult status. It's a task, though, with so many impressive styles all in one spot. But we've managed to narrow it down to five dress iterations we know everyone will be wearing from spring through summer. Can you guess which dresses made the cut?


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This Zeynep Arcay knit midi in pink is ticking off so many trends. 

Of course, dopamine dressing is high on the agenda, with yellow dresses delivering a sartorial hit of vitamin D and making their way to our number-one spot. Then there are minidresses with maximum impact (think puff sleeves and frothy hemlines) from the likes of Zimmermann and Reformation, brands that make the trend feel more wearable than their Y2K counterparts. Add to this list crochet styles fresh from the latest Loewe x Paula's Ibiza collaboration, and you have yourself a clear guide to the hottest dresses worth investing in. Shop our NET-A-PORTER spring dress edit right now—we all know the best styles don't stick around for long.

1. Vitamin-D Dresses

2. Cut-outs

3. Puffy Minis

4. Crochet

5. Strappy Midi

Next up, the 17 spring/summer 2022 trends you need to know.

Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.