If summer were a dress – This season’s most beautiful dresses

HM model wearing a summer yellow floral dress

If summer were a dress, which one do you think it would be; florals, gingham, mini, maxi, prairie, or slip dresses? Luckily for us, we don’t need to stick to only one style this season, and we have plenty of inspiration from the catwalk, red carpet and royal events, and street style. After scouring our favourite online shops, we handpicked the most beautiful dresses that fall in line with the summer 2022 trends but are timeless so that you can wear them for more than one season. So, shop our selection of this season’s most beautiful dresses to enjoy summer in style

Our editors select independently all products featured on Notorious-mag. However, we may get a commission when you buy through our links.

Floral dresses, the heroes of your summer wardrobe

Romantic florals are the must-have dresses for summer, year in and year out. So, inspired by the beautiful soft yellow dress Kate Middleton wore for the thanksgiving service to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, here are our favourite florals for this summer. You can choose from nostalgic Y2K trends like a halterneck or cut-out dress or dresses with a ruched top. Otherwise, you can emulate the charm of Latin women with a super feminine ruffled model.

White dresses

Inspired by the colour that several royals, including Meghan Markle, chose for the Platinum Jubilee celebration, why not wear white dresses this summer? Markle donned a belted jacket and skirt ensemble, but we also selected a kaftan style dress, a silk and lace model, an off-the-shoulder linen dress, and embroidered pieces with an artisanal aesthetic. Fresh and polished, a white dress can take you from the office to the beach, as long as it’s pristine.

Boho-chic crochet

The bohemian ’70s keep inspiring fashion designers hence the comeback of crochet dresses like the style icon Jane Birkin wore. The British it-girl and blue-blooded model Lady Amelia Windsor, for example, is one of the many fashion-savvy women seen sporting this trend. The knitted attire comes in different silhouettes and lengths. Nevertheless, all pieces have in common the same artisanal and sustainable vibe.

Mini dresses

As one of the most beautiful and stylish royals, Charlotte Casiraghi, did at the Monaco Grand Prix, show off your legs this summer by wearing the on-trend mini dresses. But before you do it, make sure you read Get your legs ready for the summer.

Green dresses

Inspired by the beautiful Emilia Wickstead dress the Duchess of Cambridge wore at Wimbledon, we chose pieces perfect for summer. Firstly, vivid green is a colour we see everywhere as fashionistas have elected it the hue to wear this season. But we also love a softer tone, so we selected numbers in pastel green too.

Photo Courtesy H&M