This season’s newest casual styles offer a rich palette of vibrant prints, painterly florals and breezy neutrals in varying hem lengths and silhouettes, suitable for any event, beach jaunt or day at the office.
Beloved by It-girls and editors the world over, there’s a reason Ganni is high on our list of spring dressing maestros. Masters of proportion, prints and playfulness, a Ganni dress is a guaranteed good time - no matter the agenda of the day. Lean ultra femme in the brand’s Paisley Denim Mini Dress in Violet, opt for a classic and cool approach in the Crinkled Georgette Smock Midi Dress in Black, or embrace a 70s-throwback state of mind in the Cotton Wrap Dress in Blue Paisley.
A brand close to our hearts (and home), Lee Mathews dresses are akin to pieces of art. The Peggy Dress in Blue practically compels a dancefloor twirl, the Ava Maxi Dress in Khaki Brush is a unique take on neutrals, while the aptly named Nina and Gina mini dresses have us dreaming of oceanside vacations (with our ‘Out Of Office’ switched on).
BIRD & KNOLL
We’re suckers for an elegant floor-length dress, especially in these tricky trans-seasonal months. Bird & Knoll are experts in the field, crafting comfort-driven yet sophisticated pieces that traverse dress codes and moods. The Bettina dress in Coral is the peach perfect antidote to winter’s chill, and styles beautifully with woven flats, strappy heels or even sneakers. The Dillon Maxi - cut from a graphic Shadow Play Chocolate print - harnesses a halter neckline and tiered skirt, while the Alba Maxi in White acts as the ultimate sartorial palate cleanser.
AGUA BY AGUA BENDITA
Beachwear label Agua by Agua Bendita specialise in lush tropical prints and retro-inspired silhouettes. The Lima Hand Embroidered Linen Maxi Dress in Noche is a painterly blend of both, as gorgeous at a garden wedding with heels as it is for an afternoon picnic - shoes off, wide-brimmed hat on. For a shorter hemline flavour, opt for their party-ready Anturio Linen Mini Dress in a warm Atardecer print, the Jardin Cotton Poplin Mini Dress in Azul or Avena Hand Embroidered Cotton Poplin Mini Dress in Aurora.