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7 Dress Trends Here To Spruce Up Your Summer Wardrobe

They never get boring, do they?

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.

If you like these, next check out the best summer dresses from & Other Stories, Zara and H&M.

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Bandeau necklines

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 H&M

Bandeau dress, £34.99, H&M – buy now

Orchid Jacquard Bandeau Dress Sister Jane

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

Kitri Bunty Cotton-Blend Crochet Dress

Bunty Cotton-Blend Crochet Dress, now £116, Kitri – buy now

Crochet long dress Mango

Crochet long dress, £59.99, Mango – buy now

Broderie anglaise

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

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 Nobody's Child

Yellow Broderie Anglaise Nora Midaxi Dress, £120, Nobody’s Child – buy now

Cut outs

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 Anthropologie

Ottilie Cut-Out Poplin Dress, £98, Anthropologie – buy now

Off-White One Shoulder Dress Farm Rio

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 Self-Portrait

Embellished Pleated Chiffon Midi Dress, £380, Self-Portrait – buy now

Pleated Halterneck Maxi Dress Warehouse

Pleated Halterneck Maxi Dress, now £71.40, Warehouse – buy now

Corsage Details

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 Anthropologie

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 Karen Millen

Petite Chiffon Corsage Ruffle Mini Dress, now £104.30, Karen Millen – buy now


Victoria Low-Back Maxi Dress Free People

Victoria Low-Back Maxi Dress, £78, Free People – buy now

Floral Printed Tulle Plunge V Neck Maxi Dress Warehouse

Floral Printed Tulle Plunge V Neck Maxi Dress, £89.40, Warehouse – buy now

Short Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress & Other Stories

Short Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress, £95, & Other Stories – buy now

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