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CF's Summer Guide

Beat The Heatwave: 10 Summer Dresses To Shop Now

It’s official: the heatwave has hit and the only thing we want to wear is a breezy summer dress.

Getting dressed in the heat – whether for work or play – can be a minefield. Happily, this edit of effortless dresses will have you covered. Here is our top ten to ‘add to basket’ now.


With puffed sleeves, a ruched bodice, and a super flattering mid-length skirt, this Reformation dress is ticking all the boxes. We love the punchy red hue too. Dress it down with an on-trend fisherman sandal by day.


Linen is a godsend in the heat – case in point, this rose pink dress from chic resortwear label ASCENO. It tows the line between simplistic and statement-making with a self-tie halterneck and diaphonous dropped waist for added drama. We'll be pairing ours with espadrilles to channel a serious holiday spirit.


This mini dress from Australian label, ALÉMAIS will keep you cool, even on the sub-tropical tube.The shell print is wondrously transporting too. With a voluminous silhouette and exaggerated sleeves, it makes for an effortlessly flirtatious look. 


An easy slip dress is perfect when want to feel like you are wearing as little as possible. The pastel, mint hue really makes the signature BERNADETTE florals pop too.


Pink City Prints' ornate dresses are inspired by Founder Molly Russell's jaunts to Japiur (and beyond). This Positano dress really channels a vacation mood: the oversized, relaxed fit is ludicrously comfortable, whether lounging in the garden or running errands. 


Yes please, and thank you, to this open-back dress from Aussie brand, Sir The Label. We can't wait to wear it to al-fresco dinners and garden parties. Whilst the floral print is rather maximalist, the muted palette stops it being too shouty.


With signature pleats and a fluted hem, this Tove dress is the sculptural summer dress to wear on repeat. We love the camel hue to complement your newly acquired tan too.


You can't beat crisp whites in the heat, and this linen cotton-blend mini dress will be super cooling. In signature Zimmermann fashion, the statement collar, blouson sleeves, and delicate floral embroidery add points of interest.


RIXO has amounted quite a cult following thanks to their steady stream of pretty midi dresses, earning them a place in this round up. We love the micro-shell print, feminine ruffles, and sleek silhouette of this midaxi dress. It will solve any wedding guest dressing conundrums too.


RHODE is a forever go-to for swishy mini dresses and this yellow-striped iteration is no exception. Rendered in lightweight cotton and linen, it's the definition of Riviera dressing.


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