Get the hottest hot girl summer look with the best summer dresses of 2021.

The Great British summer is 2 things: short and sweet. So, make the most of it and check out our guide to this year's hottest and most stylish summer dresses.

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The sun is out, the beer gardens are full, someone is playing Dua Lipa from their car speakers… Yep, it’s the nation’s most anticipated time of year: summer.

Whether you can’t get enough of those beaming sun rays or you spend the whole day sweating and cursing the heat, dressing for hot summer days can feel like a sport in itself. You don’t want something that is too heavy, but you don’t want something that is plain and boring. So what’s the solution? Finding the perfect summer dress!

We’ve scoured through all of your fave retailers to find you everything from a simple and chic LBD to fun and flowy maxi dresses. No matter what your plans are this summer: whether that’s unintentionally messy bottomless brunches or just lying back in your favourite park, we’ve got a dress for it. Now there are no more excuses to stay in and just watch the clouds pass, get your dress on and head on out into the world! Go on, grab yourself a new favourite dress, and you might even be able to get a discount code while you’re at it. Cheers to summer!

Best lightweight summer dresses to stop you from getting the infamous SUL (sweaty upper lip)

Yellow Ditsy Floral Wrap Tea Dress
Yellow Ditsy Floral Wrap Tea Dress

PrettyLittleThing

Best flowy summer dresses to make you feel like you’re in a cottagecore dream

Cream Polka Dot Shirred Bust Midi Dress
Cream Polka Dot Shirred Bust Midi Dress

Missguided

Best patterned summer dresses to keep things fun and fresh

Green Gingham Shirred Smock Dress
Green Gingham Shirred Smock Dress

PrettyLittleThing

Blue Mix Print Satin One Shoulder Floaty Playsuit
Blue Mix Print Satin One Shoulder Floaty Playsuit

Missguided

Best LBDs to transition from a bottomless brunch to cocktails in a bar

Black Linen Corset Frill Hem Skater Dress
Black Linen Corset Frill Hem Skater Dress

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