7 Fresh Dress Trends To See You Through Spring

The sun is finally shining so we’re peeling back the layers of thick knits and cosy loungewear that saw us through winter. Out with the old, in with the new. And this season’s new trends definitely deserve a moment of your attention. 

We still want to be comfortable, of course, so silhouettes are seriously important. Smock dresses, midi dresses and tea dresses are destined for long, lazy days yet work just as well in an office environment. Crochet dresses bring a Coachella vibe with a summer-ready twist, while tiered dresses add va-va-voom to any wardrobe (hello, flamenco dancer emoji). 

Denim is the hardworking style star we’re yet to be seen without — whether it’s in maxi skirt, shirt or jacket form — and one trend that truly caught us off guard has to be the glorification of green, although we’re certainly here for it. Keep reading to see these seven styles in action and the pieces we’ll be picking up for each one.

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Crochet dresses

Leaning into Coachella and coastal cowgirl territory, crochet dresses are the warm-weather version of the knitted dress. In bright, bold colours and more natural hues, they can be layered over jeans and vest tops or even swimwear when the sun is truly shining.

Tiered dresses

A tiered dress turns up the sass with a voluminous layered skirt. A very toned-down version of your old-school tutu, it’s fun, fabulous and fits in with our favourite flamenco dancer emoji.

Tea dresses

Bringing a vintage feel to spring trends, tea dresses are a safe staple for any occasion and sure to earn you a compliment from someone’s nan. Grandmacore isn’t over yet.

Green dresses

Pantone’s colour of the year is Viva Magenta but everyone seems to be going wild for green. Whether we’re craving the sight of grass, trees or (more likely) money, we’re making space for the shade in our wardrobes.

Midi dresses

Midi dresses are a must-have. Coming in all kinds of colours, prints and fabrics, the mid-calf length couldn’t be easier to find. Paired with cowboy boots, trainers or a pair of killer heels, there’s a midi for every occasion.

Smock dresses

The sweet smock dresses of our childhood have been given a modern, adult-friendly upgrade. Full of volume, the loose-fitting cut comes in a huge range of colours and lengths and leans away from figure-hugging looks.

Denim dresses

Few fabrics are as faithful as denim. Not just for jeans, the hardworking material suits shirts, skirts and more, looks chic and can last a lifetime. This spring, try a denim dress — we promise you won’t regret it.

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