The best high street summer dresses

summer dresses for holidays and weekends

One of the best things about the summer is the vast choice of beautiful dresses on offer around our fantastic UK high street. I absolutely love slipping on a floaty dress and some pretty sandals for sunny occasions such as summer holidays, staycations or weekends out & about with the family.

one pictured above – Next dress, £50

When the sun is out – legs are out!

This season there is a lot of colour around – yellow, red, orange and green. Textures such as cotton and linen are popular, as is embroidery. Statement sleeves are also current; updating the classic shape dress.

And these kind of dresses go particularly well with espadrilles, flat sandals or – for a cool look – with a low, ankle boot.

I don’t actually like my dresses too short these days; wearing mine on the knee (or just above) is my preferred length. I’m also a huge fan of a sleeve or high neckline. I am also a little picky too as I don’t like to feel too dressed up in them – unless I am going out in the evening on holiday, for example. Otherwise, I like to keep my dresses quite simple and yet stylish too.

So I’ve trawled some of my favourite stores around the online web and brought you some of my top picks of  summer dresses.

Have you got any favourites this year?

Love, Jess x

Jess Soothill

Jess is a Mother of twins, blogger and writer.

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  1. June 5, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Love these choices, I spotted the New Look dress in our local store but they didn’t have my size and I have tried on the M&S dress but it just didn’t look quite right. I was gutted as it looked fab on the model! xx

    • Jess
      June 5, 2017 / 2:15 pm

      That New Look dress looks gorgeous but it’s not in my store either!! I’m off shopping today so on a mission to find more! xx

  2. June 7, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Those Joules sandals are gorgeous I need a pair and I love the whole outfit together. You need to come shop with me one day. I love your style. That dress is fabulous.

    • Jess
      June 7, 2017 / 3:29 pm

      You’re so sweet thanks lovely. We should – it’s a date xx

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