Throw-On-And-Go Dresses

Let’s get one thing straight, it’s hot. And when the temperatures start to rise, lighter styles are in favour over anything with long sleeves. We’re not even entertaining the idea of squeezing into our jeans for a while, which leaves us with a minor problem, what do we wear instead? Enter Mela HQ…

Trusty staples are a must, must, MUST in summer, so it’s advisable to keep your wardrobe stocked up with lightweight dresses you can throw-on. Make the most of the sun with minimum effort and maximum impact; whether you’re commuting, lunching or trying not to melt, our easy to wear dresses will be sure to cool things down (slightly)…

Here’s what’s not-so-hot right now:

Urban Jungle

Wrap Midi Dress


Navy Wrap Front Midi Dress, £30

Office-worthy and easy to slip-on, this midi dress is an alternative to classic workwear. Covered in a plush animal print that does most of the talking, it’s got a sleek waist tie, subtle ruffles and a sophisticated colourway. The lightweight fabric and breezy skirt offer total coverage too, so you’ll never have to worry about the dress code…

Put It In Neutral

White Tunic Dress

White Sleeveless Lace V Neck Border Dress, £28

We’re no experts in Greek mythology, but this shift dress is giving us all the goddess vibes. In an airy and loose shape, this tunic dress is detailed with lavish lace and an embroidered hemline. The plunging v-neckline elongates your figure, making it a suitable suitcase essential, too.

Stripe Up Your Life

Stripe Shirt Dress

Navy Long Sleeve Striped Shirt Dress, £25

OK, it has long sleeves, but this shirt dress is also super swish. Featuring buttons running down the centre, smart pinstripes run through the silky fabric, while the short cut allows high breathability. Plus, the versatile shades make the perfect match for mules and a rucksack.

Flower Power

Floral Skater Dress

Red Floral Printed Dress, £28

Is it a casual dress? Is it a party dress? Spoiler alert – it’s both! In a fresh skater design that’s always a hit with onlookers, this short sleeve dress features a sweet floral print with bright decoration. Easily dressed up or down, pair with heeled sandals for a look that’s kind-of in-between the two.

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