Dress Trends For Summer 2022

Warm-weather dressing doesn't need to be complicated. Make this summer your most stylish one yet with sizzling hot dresses that will easily take you from day to night. What's on the style agenda this season? Leopard print maxis from Marc Cain, eye-catching pop print florals from Beatrice B, easy wrap dresses with flattering silhouettes (thank you, DVF) and more.

 Summer 2022 is all about gorgeous dresses you can effortlessly dress up or down. At The Little Black Dress Shop, we've rounded up the top 5 dress trends from some of our favourite designers who are all longing for a place in your summer wardrobe. Your fail-safe wardrobe for summer 2022 starts here. You're welcome!

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The floral pop print dress

Meet the hot-weather hero you'll be wearing on repeat: the beloved floral printed dress. The fail-safe, do-it-all piece is made for garden parties, evening soirees and everything in between. Look to Beatrice B for modern updates on the floral dress. Think flattering silhouettes, fuss-free designs and made in the softest fabrics — what more could you want?

This style, Andy's flower Chemisier dress is the perfect companion for day-to-night dressing. The floral pop print on a black background provides a bold style that commands attention. After golden hour, high-impact prints pop, so choose minimal accessories that complement this standout style.


The bold print maxi dress

Nothing says summer is here quite like a printed maxi. This statement dress from HIGH by Claire Campbell hits all the right notes for the summer. It channels this season's love for bold brights. If your goal is to be the best-dressed guest at your next big event, this dress is the one — it's a guaranteed conversation starter.

Like all pieces from the HIGH collection, this stunner is a premium piece crafted from sophisticated fabrics, with unique aesthetic, intricate details and a strong silhouette. This is modern luxury at its finest. Pair this style with muted-tone wedges and a delicious glass of rose.


  The Staple Wrap Midi Dress


If there's one dress to add to your wardrobe this year, it's an iconic wrap dress from DVF. Every well-curated wardrobe should include a wrap dress. They are the ultimate style for summer, and because this season, prints are everything, opt for a printed number for extra style points. Sophisticated, stylish, and modern in equal measures, Diane von Furstenberg's Sammie wrap dress is the one you'll be wearing everywhere this summer.

Midi in length, maximum in style, it's an easy, lightweight, comfortable piece with enough coverage for the office but pretty enough to wear to after-work summer celebrations. And can we talk about the wrapped detail on the waist for a gorgeous cinching fit? So. Flattering! Buy now, wear forever. Wear yours with everything from chunky sliders to black sandals to simple wedges.

  Leopard Print Dress

Leopard print is the print that keeps giving. Other prints come and go, but leopard print has strong staying power, reinvented on the catwalks, season after season. Even though it's bold in appearance, it's prized for its elegance, timelessness and endless wearability. How to tap into this trend this summer? Take a walk on the wild side by adding this beautiful leopard print Marc Cain style to your dress rotation.

Just like all Marc Cain designs, this number is made from premium fabrics and designed in a laid-back aesthetic. The tiered details create a flirtatiously feminine look. We love it! This dress is a multitasker, perfect for brunches, lunches, or long evenings on the dance floor. Pair with sandals now and take it into autumn with chunky boots and a lightweight jacket.

 The silk shirt dress

No summer wardrobe would be complete without a shirt dress. The criteria? Equal parts breezy, versatile and beautiful. Right now, the name of the fashion game is flower power. And because florals are always a good idea in the sunshine, add a dose of vibrant blooms to your collection with the Arturo silk floral dress from Weekend Maxmara.

Our favourite iteration of the shirt dress trend, this romantic offering makes a case for floral shirt dresses being the ultimate do-it-all choice. This elegant style is ideal for rooftop date nights, alfresco dinners and every other special summer occasion on your calendar. Tip: leave the buttons at the cuffs undone for a more relaxed feel. Neutral heels or flat sandals and accessories will finish off the look nicely.

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