Last Updated on June 9, 2023
Can I hear some love for dresses?! I don’t think there’s an item that’s easier to wear item than the trusty dress, especially when summer hits.
If you thought they were getting a little bit dull, think again. In 2023, there are so many updated styles to add to your outfit rotation, from bandeau necklines to crochet numbers.
How on Earth dresses can keep changing and still giving me that pang of excitement when I see them, I have no idea. But they do!
I’m rounding up the styles you need to sit up and take notice of this year. These frocks are anything but frumpy.
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I don’t know about you, but I adore bandeau necklines. They’re sexy without being uncomfortable, which can’t always be said for tight, short styles.
Our favourite high street brands H&M, River Island and Zara are backing this gorgeous neckline, as well the iconic label Sister Jane. Obsessed.
Bandeau dress, £34.99, H&M – buy now
Orchid Jacquard Bandeau Dress, £175, Sister Jane – buy now
Pink Bridesmaid Bandeau Maxi Dress, £85, River Island – buy now
Where aren’t we seeing crochet this year? From bags to dresses, it can be worn in so many ways, it’s hard to know where to start! Perhaps these will inspire you…
Floral Crochet Knit Dress, £59.99, Zara – buy now
Bunty Cotton-Blend Crochet Dress, now £116, Kitri – buy now
Crochet long dress, £59.99, Mango – buy now
Broderie anglaise has been popular since the 19th century, but I couldn’t help but notice brands dropping so many cutwork dresses this year.
Breathable and beautiful, it makes for the ideal summer dress.
Statement Guipure Lace Maxi Dress, £295, Me+Em – buy now
Embroidered Dress with String Belt, £109, Zara – buy now
Yellow Broderie Anglaise Nora Midaxi Dress, £120, Nobody’s Child – buy now
Perhaps not a new trend, but certainly one that’s sticking around is the cut out dress. We’re not talking Mugler-style cut outs, unless that’s what you love to wear; the styles we’re seeing are much more subtle.
Ottilie Cut-Out Poplin Dress, £98, Anthropologie – buy now
Off-White One Shoulder Dress, £175, Farm Rio – buy now
Pleated dresses are the ideal style for holiday packing, because they don’t require any ironing. As someone who hates ironing so much as a napkin, I’ve learnt that these are my best friend.
But enough about me; this is another trend popping up everywhere in 2023, cementing its status as one of the most timeless designs of the 21st century.
Julietta Dress, £185, Sezane – buy now
Embellished Pleated Chiffon Midi Dress, £380, Self-Portrait – buy now
Pleated Halterneck Maxi Dress, now £71.40, Warehouse – buy now
3D florals are a thing this year. If you fancy embracing your inner Carrie Bradshaw, you can either buy a corsage choker or add one of these dresses to your cart.
Maeve Ruffled-Neckline Pleated Dress, £170, Anthropologie – buy now
Red Corsage Halter Neck Shift Midi Dress, £55, River Island – buy now
Petite Chiffon Corsage Ruffle Mini Dress, now £104.30, Karen Millen – buy now
Victoria Low-Back Maxi Dress, £78, Free People – buy now
Floral Printed Tulle Plunge V Neck Maxi Dress, £89.40, Warehouse – buy now
Short Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress, £95, & Other Stories – buy now