It’s *finally* summer holiday season. Whether you’re heading off to a sandy beach or a European city, packing the right outfits is key. From playsuits that are perfect for sightseeing, to the ultimate little white dress, here’s some inspiration for what to stash in your carry-on for that pending getaway.
In the meantime, if you know exactly what you’re after and want to jump straight to a specific category, check out our summer dresses, summer jumpsuits and summer tops edits. You’ll find loads of gorgeous sunshine-ready pieces in our holiday dresses too. So, let’s get started.
The Beach Cover-Up Dress
A beach cover-up dress is a must for any summer break. The Yumi aztec print kaftan in blue is the perfect outfit to throw on over your bikini when you’re heading to the beach or pool, and is dressy enough to wear out to dinner too. Light and flowy, this can easily be packed in your suitcase. Bright colours and patterns are perfect for a hot weather destination – add some sliders and a wicker bag for a beach day, or some woven sandals if you’re going out for drinks.
The Maxi Dress
The Sookie dress in a vibrant bamboo print is a versatile piece that can be dressed up for beach bar cocktails, or styled down for a casual holiday stroll. This strappy and lightweight style will keep you cool in the summer heat and always stands out from the crowd. Pair with some wedges and statement jewellery for a night out, or add sandals and a denim jacket.
The Little Black Playsuit
The cousin of the little black dress, this kimono knot playsuit is perfect to pack for a summer holiday. With its breezy kimono style sleeves and a striking kimono knot detail, it’s ultra-flattering, and a great option for legs out weather. Pair with some simple blocky heels for a night out, or keep it comfy with flat sandals.
The Beach Romper
A fun and playful romper like this denim playsuit with pocket detail is your best friend for the beach or a city weekend break. With its tie shoulders and smock body, it’s a great everyday casual piece that pairs well with white trainers, sliders or sandals.
The Little White Dress
It wouldn’t be summer without a little white dress, and this double-sided white lace dress in ivory is one of the most popular styles on the site. It’s worth looking for a lightweight fabric like cotton or linen that will keep you cool in the heat (this one comes in cotton!) With a comfy tiered shape, lace detail waistband and versatile midi length, this is one to add to your packing checklist. Add a straw hat, wicker bag and some strappy sandals for full holiday vibes.
The Denim Dress
There’s something so quintessentially summery about a denim dress. This bestselling denim Bardot maxi dress is made in a soft and light cotton fabric with a comfy elasticated waist and flowy skirt. Flattering on all body types and easy to wear as a Bardot or on the shoulder, it’s the perfect piece to pack in your hold-all. You’ll get loads of wear out of it back at home during beer garden season too!
The Midi Skirt and Top
A midi skirt and top combo is a great alternative to a summer dress. This adorable abstract print wrap skirt in emerald pairs so well with a simple white summer top (think halter, vest or strappy cami). Designed with a wrap front, cute print and midi length with a matching side-tie, it looks amazing with white trainers, sandals or heels.
The Nice Summer Top
Pair this leaf print halter top with a pair of high-waisted denim cut-offs or smart tailored shorts and you have a versatile smart-casual outfit for daytime city exploring or evening drinks. Finish the look with sandals or heels depending on the occasion.
The Floral Midi
This stunning sky blue floral print midi with frilly cold shoulder details is your new favourite holiday dress. The perfect choice for a beach break, summer wedding or garden party, it looks gorgeous with some simple woven sandals and a wicker clutch bag.