The Do-it-all DressThe show goes on so make some poise.

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Elegant and easy-to-wear, the do-it-all dress brings casual strength to your look, wherever you go. From mini dresses to summer dresses and party accessories, peruse our definitive edit of the hot ticket dresses of the season.


A mini dress will always make our short list. Tie-dye-for designs by LoveShackFancy – mini dress styles saturated in swirling ice cream shades – come with added delicacy of an intricate buttoned bodice and softly puffed-sleeves. A roomy and voluminous take is in full bloom at Misa with its Ara floral-print mini dress embellished with bows, open back and breezy mini skirt. Alternatively, relax in picnic-prints and puff-sleeved smock styles by Rhode, or Alemais, with its Ursula dress, alluding to soirees by the surf with sea life-print and silken sash.



Let there be lightweight summer dresses in lazy linen and ruched, cool cottons. Summer invites long column shapes in easy block colours. Keep it slim-line, as seen at Three Graces, in a rich olive shade with an alluring open back and oversized draped fastening. Or opt for breezy maxi dresses and effortless style with minimum fuss from Rosetta Getty. If you can’t decide between lengths, then the midi dress is for you. In ribbed, stretch-knit, Bec & Bridge offer a cool and contemporary midi dress in a refreshing cream hue.



Enhance an everyday midi dress or maxi dress to laid-back-best day dress with cascading graphics, painterly prints and pastel hints. A statement colour sweep instantly elevates your ensemble, such as a powder pink midi dress by Alice + Olivia, in eyelet-embroidered cotton. Livelier shades give a lilt to floor-dusting silhouettes at Chloé, and pacy prints pep up maxi dresses by Rhode. Enter the perfect wedding guest outfit from Zimmermann, its Cassia maxi dress building to a billowing maxi hem. Low-key but equally high-impact, comes Bird & Knoll’s sweeping Apollo maxi dress, with plunging neck and tiered skirt.