5 timeless Vogue-approved frocks to invest in this summer

By Vogue Scandinavia's Shopping Team

Photo: Léa Wormsbach

From a floral midi perfect for midsummer to a lightweight kaftan ideal for slipping into after a blissful dip in the archipelago, these Vogue-approved dresses are bound to elicit compliments and serve as long-lasting summer staples

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A Scandinavian summer typically fuses remote, seaside retreats with plenty of celebratory escapades in equal measure. Regardless of whether your schedule entails restorative rest, midsummer mayhem, crayfish parties, destination weddings or long-haul travel, nailing a capsule wardrobe is essential.

What’s more, the perfect summer closet wouldn't be complete without a plethora of dresses for every occassion. Nail a laidback, office-friendly look equally suited to sipping after-hours apéritifs on a warm evening with a standout denim number, or emulate the bohemian, free-flowing style sported at outdoor festivals in ethereal ruffles. Irrespective of your calendar this season, our curated edit fits the brief for all summertime occasions.

Patterned dress by Stine Goya

Featuring a voluminous skirt, v-neckline and belted waist, this Stine Goya dress is designed to flatter your shape. Its versatile, tie-dye print and mid-length offers multi-functional wearability that wouldn't look out of place at a wedding or styled down for a Sunday city stroll. Made from 100 per cent organic cotton, this environmentally friendly piece provides a stylish day-to-evening look with longevity.

Ruffle dress by Teija

Embodying the effervescent nature of summer soirées, this citron ruffled dress by Teija will inject some light-hearted airiness into your summer dress collection. The eye-catching citron hue evokes feelings of happiness, positivity and optimism and its streamline silhouette with modern accents makes for the perfect balance of timeless and contemporary. If you are looking to bring a ray of sunshine to a party or turn a few heads, this cheery number is your best bet.

Kaftan by HOPE

This oversized linen Kaftan dress by Hope oozes laidback luxury. Its pleated gathering features, elasticated waistband and side vent details all make for the perfect beach cover up. Tailored to provide a relaxed silhouette, this staple exudes poolside comfortability and low-key glamour simultaneously.

Patterned silk dress by MaxJenny

This modern structured dress rendered in renaissance-inspired prints is practically wearable art. If you are drawn to playful fashion that tells a story, this will be a summer favourite.

Denim dress by DAY Birger et Mikkelsen

Anything but basic, this twist on a classic denim dress by DAY Birger et Mikkelsen suits all occasions, from everyday shopping sweeps to summer in the city cocktails. The grey-blue washed denim features puffed, elasticated sleeves ideal for creating added volume, structure and exaggerating the waist.