1. The Denim One
Denim is one of the most versatile materials you can choose for a shift dress. Whether you opt for a lightweight cotton blend or a heavier, more structured denim weave, there are plenty of styles and colours available.
2. The One That’s a Shirt
Knowing how to style a shirt dress begins with the shape and feel of the garment before building on this to achieve your desired look. Shirt dresses are some of the most practical throw-on dresses, as you can wear them in the summer with sandals or pumps. If you’re a fan of intricate hairstyles, shirt dresses are an excellent choice as they button up the front which prevents vulnerability.
3. The One with Spots
Whatever style of dress you choose, a classic polka dot print is always a good addition to your wardrobe. In classic monochrome they are smart and sophisticated; but you can switch up your look by playing with colour and fabric texture.
4. The Maxi One
Maxi dresses are a summer staple for a reason - they’re loose and comfortable. But just because the weather is turning autumnal, it doesn’t mean you have to ditch this flowing favourite.
5. The One That’s a T-Shirt
T-shirt dresses are the ultimate throw on and go dress style. Perfect for casual wear, they are extremely flexible. In warmer weather, we might team them with cute trainers for a relaxed summer look, but as the weather gets colder, add leggings to this ensemble for a pared-back vibe.
6. The Jumper One
As we move into autumn, staying warm is moving to the top of everyone’s list. Investing in a soft, stretchy and comfortable jumper dress is a great idea as temperatures drop. Knitwear dresses are an excellent addition to any day-to-night work wardrobe.
7. The One That’s for Maternity
Throw on dresses are exactly what you need when you’re dressing a bump, particularly when you’re heading for an office, workplace or smarter occasion. Wrap over dresses are a practical option as they can adapt as your pregnancy progresses.
8. The One With the Polo Neck
This classic style, popular throughout the years, works best when you keep things simple; think classic block colours that you can jazz up with different accessories.
9. The Skater One
A dress with a classic skater skirt is an incredibly flattering shape, and often popular in the cooler months as they look particularly good when paired with tights and boots.
10. The One With the Shoulders
The ‘80s called - they’re loving how you’re rocking this look. While the oversized shoulder pads of this fashion-forward decade are not making a widespread comeback, shoulder details are big this season.
11. The Sporty One
Channel your inner Sporty Spice and throw on the athleisure trend this autumn. Accessorise with hoops, classic white trainers, a denim jacket and a throwback drawstring backpack for a full on ‘90s-inspired outfit.
12. The One with Ruffles
Ruffles add instant elegance to any look. Feel frilly and romantic by choosing a throw-on dress with ruffle adornments.
Keep things chic with elegant metallic jewellery or choose chunky pieces for an eclectic style.
13. The One That’s Also a Hoodie
Everyone secretly loves a hoodie. Let’s be honest, at some point we’ve all bought an oversized one in the menswear department and tucked our knees up inside it to get properly cosy.
14. The Stripey One
Product inspiration: Havanah Organic Dress
Classic Breton stripes are a fashion staple for a reason. Always elegant, you can dress them down with crisp white trainers and a denim jacket or style them up with chic ankle boots.
15. The Little Black One
One of the items you should always have at your disposal is a little black dress. If you have one that you always feel great in, that you can throw on and go at a moment’s notice, you’ll never be caught out with last-minute outfit panic again.
16. The One That’s a Pinafore
Cute and comfortable, the pinafore dress is no longer the purlieu of school uniforms. This vintage look has been brought back to the mainstream this season with popular shows like Netflix’s Sex Education throwing out the fashion rulebook and playing with cuts, colours and shapes.
17. The One with the Animal Print
A lot of people are nervous when it comes to wearing animal print, but there are so many ways to embrace this bold pattern style while keeping it classy.