Lightweight and loose-fitting, this timeless silhouette is your answer to heatwave dressing.

It’s seriously hot and we want to reach for fuss-free fashion that’ll keep us cool without ditching all sense of style. Cue the trapeze dress, introduced by Yves Saint Laurent in 1958, this looser fitting dress subsequently became the most wanted silhouette in Paris thanks to its fusion of comfort and femininity.

Fast forward to 2022 and the A-Line dress – also known as the tent dress – is still a summer favourite often sporting thin straps, flattering pleats and an empire line that’s a breeze to put on and wear all day.

Here are 24 effortless styles to shop below.

Oversized whilst still refined, this simple shape is universally flattering.

If you're looking where to invest, a black cotton A-Line dress will be a wardrobe saviour summer after summer. Just pair it with chunky sandals and a basket bag for a polished look.

 

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