19 June 2024

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Items to Consider — 16 Summer Dresses for Elegant Ease

Image courtesy of Attersee

By Ellie Hay

When you get it right, a good dress can offer enjoyment and ease for many seasons ahead.

The big appeal is minimising decision making with a one-stop-shop outfit that you can throw on, feel confident in, and be free to get on with it all—whatever that might be. This edit is created with the feelings of the wearer in mind—because sometimes you want tassels, sometimes you want covered-up comfort, and sometimes you just want to feel the warm breeze. Here are 16 carefully selected options, at varying price points, for all your summer moods.

1. Skall Studio
2. Totême
3. Arket
4. Shop Jume
5. Rachel Comey
6. Ganni
7. Henrik Vibskov
8. Jeana Sohn
9. Rachel Comey
10. Attersee
11. Mara Hoffman
12. Jeana Sohn
13. Mapoesie
14. Baserange
15. Henrik Vibskov
16. Mr Larkin

Please kindly note that prices are marked on the published date, so may vary overtime and currencies.


Ellie Hay is founder and creative director of Patter. She has written for publications including The New York Times, AnOther and Dazed. @hayellie