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Make The Most Of Summer With These 9 Stylish Seasonal Dresses

Hot girl summer is officially here.

It’s summer, which means it’s time for sunbathing, sea swims and summer dresses. 

As the sun dances in the sky, there’s a sense of urgency to seize every sun-kissed moment before summer bids its seasonal adieu. 

There is nothing quite like donning your favourite summer dress and dancing the night away amid Australia’s hot and humid weather, drink in hand and not a care in the world.

If you want to relish in our hot girl summers and really lean into the fun, your summer dresses may be in need of a refresh

To celebrate our favourite season, we have rounded up our favourite summer dresses for your consideration as the perfect additions to your warm-weather wardrobe. 

From minis to maxis and everything in between and whether you like cut-outs or prefer more coverage from your summer dresses (sun safety!), or whether you’re wearing it to the bar or the beach, we have got your back and found the chicest frocks available to shop right now. 

Shop the best dresses for summer 2024

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Vivienne Checked Mini Dress

$260 at The 28th Rose

We still love the cottagecore trend and this sweet ruffled mini in a timeless check is a great everyday summer dress for those who like a bit of pattern and colour. 

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Lucinda Dress in Ric Rac

$159 at Mister Zimi

Go for a vintage look with a 60s inspired mod a-line mini that makes hot day dressing a dream. Simply throw on some sandals and oversized sunglasses for that instant old school glamour.  

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Azaria Maxi Dress

$109 at Petal & Pup

Summer is the time to show some skin, so opt for sheer fabrics that show just the right amount. Add some sparkle with this knitted metallic maxi dress and you have a head-turning summer party dress. 

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Aere Organic Poplin Bubble Mini Dress

$150 at The Iconic

Not only is this mini the perfect cut to suit any body type and accentuate the curves, but we can’t get enough of this bold print that just screams summertime. This adorable dress has a vintage style to it and 100 per cent organic cotton material makes it perfect for balmy days. 

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Charlie Denim Mini Dress

$49.99 at Cotton On

A denim mini dress makes for a versatile wardrobe addition. With a flattering a-line fit and thigh-skimming length, you can dress this up or down in an instant. Perfect for those after something a little edgier and you can take into winter by swapping bare legs for tights! 

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Pink and Red Stripe Knit

$99.95 (was $159.95) at Motto Fashion

Sometimes we want a dress that can easily be thrown on and will instantly make us feel pulled together and ready for the day. Pair with a slick bun and some sandals for an elevated errands-run ‘fit. 

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Cherie Knit Maxi Dress

$139 at Petal & Pup 

This summer has taught us that the weather can change in an instant, and if a cool change comes you want something that can offer some coverage but won’t feel stifling. Picture wearing this sultry maxi dress after a long day at the beach to get a much needed cocktail – heaven! 

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Crinkled Dress

$29.99 at H&M

Throw this relaxed mini over swimmers, on rushed mornings, out to lunch with the girls or with some strappy heels for the ultimate laidback summer look. 

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Ruched Tie Front Midi Dress

$69.99, Glassons

A white cotton midi is one of those summer pieces you will reach for year after year after year. We love this elegant number from Glassons that accentuates the waist and falls just above the ankles. It’s also under $70, as if you need any more convincing. 

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