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The best summer dresses

The best summer dresses are comfortable, chic and cooling. Here's our pick of the best - from local boutiques.

Summer is here in all its glory, and there’s nothing like a good frock to really amp up the summer feel-good factor. This season it’s all about bold prints and colours.

Maxi style

Floaty white dresses are a summer staple, and this gorgeous maxi dress is funked up with a fabulous quirky print of a mirrored image boy. It’s from Courtyard Boutique in Guildford.

£294 reduced from £420


Pretty in pink

Neon is one of the biggest trends this season, and you can tap into this trend with this bold and beautiful fuchsia pink dress from French label School Rag. It’s available at Two Ducks in St John’s, Woking.



Tropical vibes

This versatile Hale Bob Arianne dress that could easily take you from day to night, with a simple change of shoes and accessories. It’s faux wrap off-the-shoulder, with adjustable shoulder straps, tulip hem and georgette ruffles, and available at The Gate Boutique in Guildford. We love.



White stuff

Every summer wardrobe needs a classic white dress, and this 100% cotton Riva shirt dress from Danish label Part Two is cool and timeless. It’s at Catwalk Boutique in Godalming.



Tangerine dream

This soft and sturdy dress is perfect for playtime, and parties too. With a flattering nipped in waist and a fun asymmetrical hemline, it’s an effortlessly stylish frock that will look great with flip flops, plimsolls or wedges. Available at Catwalk in Godalming.



Cool blue

Keep cool with this Rails dress in blue with white flowers. The midi length makes it the perfect dress to throw on for a trip to the park. And it’s in the sale at Courtyard Boutique in Guildford.

£155.50 reduced from £222.


Easy breezy

Summer dresses invariably involve putting more skin on display, and you can do it in stye with this white Catalina dress from British mother-and-daughter duo Pranelle. Beachy and carefree, it’s the perfect holiday frock. Available at The Gate Boutique, Guildford



Bohemian style

Summer temperatures demand easy fitting silhouettes, and this ethnic inspired dress from Zen Ethic hits the spot. It’s ultra airy and breezy, and in cool country green, from Two Ducks in St John’s, Woking.



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