Best Simple Dresses to Wear Now and When the Weather Turns

If you’re anything like me, all you want to wear this time of the year is dresses, dresses and more dresses. But as the summer is paddling away slowly, our shopping list is naturally adjusting too. Transitional essentials become the main topic in glossy magazines and we are looking for a new chapter in our wardrobes. I noticed that around August time, I start cheating on florals with more neutral or block colours and checked prints. But since it is still summertime officially, and temperatures do not seem to give up – a pair of trousers is not an option. That’s when those simple, light, yet transitional dresses comes into the picture.


The simple dresses that I have in mind are light, neutral tone, uncomplicated silhouette, easy to wear on their own and under transitional jackets (read more about safari inspired jackets here). These versatile dresses will go just as well with tights and chunky boots as sandals.  And my moto is – if the dress can be worn underneath the blazer or a trench coat – it’s a buy!

Scroll below to shop my edit of the best simple dresses to buy now.

H&M Ribbed Dress

If you’re not a fan of a straight cut, wear it with the favourite belt of yours. Trench coat and a pair of boots will make it perfect to survive through the Autumn.

H&M Long chiffon dress

This Airy dress is perfect for a hot summer day as well as underneath the blazer for the dinner date once the temperatures drop.

Topshop Ecru Asymmetric Ribbed Midi Dress

The Colour and cut makes this dress easy to wear for literally any occasion. It’s perfect with a pair of sneakers and can easily be dressed up with a pair of heels. Hello, high-low dressing!

Mango Shoulder Pad Dress

The padded shoulder style proved so popular through the summer, that no doubt, we will be wearing it with the chunky boots and covering up with coats during the Winter.

& Other Stories Belted Button Up Midi Dress

Long sleeves makes this dress appropriate for the colder weather, but it’s lightness is suitable for summer days as well.

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