The Best Dresses to Keep You Cool in the Heatwave

Dresses for the Heatwave

Even-if planning on dressing for weather activities or dressing for 20-degree weather, you should always think ahead in finding something that is comfortable.

If you're treating yourself to a lunch date during summer, then whilst style may be at the top of your list you also want to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident in your outfit. So, here we're going to go through 5 looks we think you can elegantly rock during the summer heatwave and look every bit as classy as always!

The Heatwave Lunch Date

For a lunch date, we love the idea of wearing out Wendy Dip Hem dress. Designed using our non-creasing fabric, it's perfect for days when you want the classic chic look without letting the heat get you down. What's more, the sleeveless design offers your skin breathing space.

women model images pictured side by side wearing the Wendy Dip Hem with text showing the dress title.

Buy now: Wendy Dip Hem Dress £130

What we'd pair them with:

With an adjustable ankle strap and pin-buckle fastening, we'd pair these cute blush high-block heel shoes with the Wendy dress.

 two website images side by side, showcasing a model wearing Placid Block Heel

Buy now: ASOS Placid High Block Heels £34

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a comfortable shoe that puts less pressure on the foot then we love these espadrilles.

  two website images side by side, showcasing a model wearing South Beach Espadrilles in Blush.

Buy now: South Beach Espadrilles £10 (was £22)

The Wedding Guest Dress

With each summer comes three things that are guaranteed: sunshine (well, some form of it!), beer gardens and…weddings. Picking a wedding guest dress can be fun, flirty and means to a girls’ day out. One dress we have our eye on is our much-loved Tess Maxi Kimono dress. Available in two cooling shades, each Tess dress falls to ankle length. Made using our ripple crepe fabric, it is sure to keep you cool. Additionally, the deep V-neckline and Kimono wrap style let you control the sizing and find a comfortable finish.

 a woman model pictured wearing the Tess maxi kimono dress with text showing the dress title.

Buy now: Tess Maxi Kimono dress £49 (was £135)

What we'd pair them with:

These stunning turquoise two-part sandals would be perfect with the Tess Kimono dress. With its block heel and adjustable ankle strap, you're guaranteed comfort too.

 two website images side by side, showcasing a model wearing Topshop Rana two part sandals.

Buy now: Topshop Rana Two Part Sandal £70

If you’d prefer to wear something without a heel, then these Fisherman Espadrilles from ASOS. With an adjustable strap, pin-buckle fastening and open toe this woven detailed shoe offers a flat sole finish and chic style.

Buy now: Jen Premium Leather Fisherman Espadrilles £31.50 (was £45)

What to wear to the office in the summer

Designed using our luxury ripple print crepe fabric, this dress provides a flowing feel that is perfect for wearing into the office on a warm day. A combination of the wide low V-neck and batwing sleeves also ensures that fabric touching skin is minimised - keeping you cooler for longer. What's more, each Foxberry dress comes with a vent at the back which makes for ease of movement (a godsend on these hot days!)

  a woman model pictured wearing the foxberry batwing dress with text showing the dress title.

Buy now: Foxberry Short Batwing Sleeved A-Line dress £149

What we'd pair them with:

This light-coloured dress works great paired with equally lighter shoes. We love these Poster Cut-Out court shoes from ASOS. With a pointed toe and adjustable ankle strap, if you're looking for elegance these are it!

two website images side by side, showcasing a model wearing Poster cut out high heeled court shoes

Buy now: ASOS Poster Cut Out High Heeled Court Shoes £40

If you prefer less of a heel and more glittery flats then we suggest these super cute Lucky pointed ballet flats from ASOS.

  two website images side by side, showcasing a model wearing ASOS Lucky pointed ballet flats.

Buy now: ASOS Pointed Glitter LUCKY Ballet Flats £12

The Garden Party dress

Our Carella Midi dress works perfectly for wearing to the office or garden party. Made using our floral mist fabric, you're sure to keep cool and light during the summer weeks. With additional short sleeves and V-neckline, you also benefit from it being fully lined meaning you don't have to worry about wearing a heavy underskirt beneath.

 a woman model pictured wearing the carella midi print dress with text showing the dress title.

Buy now: Carella Midi Dress £120

What we’d pair with them:

Whether you’re opting to go smart or casual we’ve found opposite pairs of shoes that go great with this kind of dress. Firstly, we’ve reached for wrap ankle shoes that are aesthetically stunning and perfect for a date night, night out with the girls or even to a wedding.

two website images side by side, showcasing a model wearing Public Desire Brunchin Wrap Ankle Heel Sandals

Buy now: Public Desire Brunchin Wrap Ankle Heel Sandals £34.99

Alternatively, just like the model in our photos, we’ve reached out for the comfiest shoes known – trainers. Just because they’re trainers though doesn’t mean they have to look as though you’re heading to the gym. We love these ALDO Orchada floral trainers that come with a cute floral design on each side.

Buy now: ALDO Orchada Floral Embroidered Flatform Trainers with Trim  £50 (was £70)

The Long Maxi

Our Senza Maxi Floral Sleeveless dress is perfect for summer days. With its lightweight feel and v-neckline plus sleeveless design, it allows you to feel the sunshine without overheating! Available in a chic black and white floral design, it would work perfectly whether worn for the office on a warm day or out for lunch.

  a woman model pictured wearing the Senza Maxi Floral dress with text showing the dress title.

What we’d pair with the maxi:

The great thing with flowing maxi dresses is you can choose from a variety of footwear. We suggest pairing it with a pair of flats if wearing to the office, like these from theReformation.

two website images side by side, showcasing a model wearing millie lattice flats

These Millie Lattice flats feature an adjustable strap that offers comfort and style as their primary focus. Also available in four additional shades (one for every day of the working week, maybe?)

Buy now: Millie Lattice Flat Sandal £130

What’s more, if you prefer to wear something with a bit of a heel, we love these wedges from Next. They come in four warm shades, including black, blue, pink and sage green. With a woven sole and adjustable ankle strap, it ensures a secure fit to make your heatwave-of-a-day that little bit less overheated.

 two website images side by side, showcasing a model wearing Next Woven Wedges

Buy now: Forever Comfort Scalloped Wedges £44

The Summer Floral Pattern Dress

Flowers don’t just belong in gardens during summer, which is why we simply adore this Eliza Rose print dress. Known to be designed with a vintage-inspired style in mind, the Eliza has 3 other prints to its name - however, this print is a firm favourite. With the bold print all over, it features exquisite rose detailing. Offering a cooling sleeveless design, this off-shoulder Bardot neckline not only looks the part but will help keep you cool too.

a woman model pictured wearing the Eliza Rose Print dress with text showing the dress title.

Buy now: Eliza Rose Print dress £79 (was £135)

What to wear with a floral dress:

When it comes to dresses with bold, vibrant patterns, you can limit the number of accessories you want to add. For this occasion, we suggest pairing your rose print dress with these absolutely stunning Steve Madden embellished heels, available from ASOS. With the diamante-embellished design, it adds a touch of feminine elegance without going over the top.

 two website images side by side, showcasing a model wearing Steve Madden Vala heeled pointed court shoe

Buy now: Steve Madden Valorous embellished pointed heeled shoes £130

Alternatively, if you prefer to keep your footwear lower to the pavements (especially during these warmer days!) we suggest opting for a pair of these cute Jazmina diamante espadrilles sandals. Featuring a rope-based sole and a pin-buckle ankle strap, you can walk freely! What's more, they are currently on sale too!

  two website images side by side, showcasing a model wearing Jazmina Diamante Espadrilles Sandals.

Buy now: Jazmina Diamante Espadrilles Sandals £14.40 (was £20)

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