Cover Models wear Uniqlo x Marimekko dresses

The gloomy weather won't cloud up our style with these sophisticated yet cheerful dresses

Aside from diamonds, dresses are a girl's best friend. While the summer skies have given way to cloudier conditions, our sartorial choices remain as optimistic as ever. In a world where "you are what you wear", putting on these dresses has become more than just a fashion identity — but an outlook as well. 

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Uniqlo x Marimekko

Finnish fashion house, Marimekko, has recently collaborated with Uniqlo on a new line of summer-wear for both women and babies. Featuring prints inspired by nature—from stones to fruits to flowers—the new, limited-edition Marimekko x Uniqlo line is set to be your staple for more relaxed, casual get-togethers. 

Check out this super cute mother-daughter set that features the Tori print (featuring a variety of fruity prints such as cherries, strawberries, and grapes) designed by Maija Isola. This lightweight sleeveless dress is cool yet comfortable and offers a matching alternative as a baby bodysuit—perfect for your little one. 

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Neon Island x Zalora

Neon Island is known for designing ebullient prints on clothes and on swimsuits—well, and this dress is no exception. This midi dress offers an asymmetrical hemline alongside colour blocking detail that is loud without being overwhelming. Paired with hoop earrings and open-toed sandals, this will create the perfect look for parties post-lockdown. 

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Pomelo Fashion

This beautifully designed dress is a marriage of elements: a subtle cowl back, puffed sleeves, and gentle ruffles on its skirt. The white lining inside brings out the subtle vibrancy of the abstract floral print, while its semi-sheer transparency makes the dress an easy, breezy look.

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Stella McCartney

A day at the stables calls for Stella McCartney's hand-painted horse print dress, which somehow manages to simultaneously be edgy and cheerful. Vibrant pops of yellow, pink, and purple complement all skin tones while its flowy shape assures the wearer a comfortable yet clean-cut look. 

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Rebecca Vallance

Swirls of colour dominate this Rebecca Vallance midi, which they recommend for garden parties and picnics. Named the Sangria, this 70's-style dress boasts a sweeping one-shoulder neckline and a matching belt. Its vivid colours are perfect as a backdrop to brighter days ahead. 

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This layered cotton-voile minidress is a dainty companion to summer days out. Featuring puff sleeves and a nipped-in waist, this LoveShackFancy dress showcases hand-painted floral details over a rainbow of pastel-hued checkered prints. 

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This printed Zimmerman number features a sweetheart neckline and peekaboo cutout that accentuates curves without giving too much away. Its print showcases a variety of tropical landscapes consisting of palm trees and oceans—perfect for imbibing summer during any season. Style this look with gold jewellery, and sashay away as its tiered skirt cascades gracefully down to your ankles. 

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This casual Ganni maxi-dress is the perfect look to take with you on a day out in the country. Evocative of calm summer days, its smocked bodice and playful ruffles reflect the youthful style that complements the dress's multi-coloured checkered pattern.  

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Magda Butrym

This low-cut, ruched minidress from Magda Butrym is as sexy as it is sophisticated. An ode to the 80s, the dress features a vintage floral print, padded shoulders, and a large embellished flower belt. Its marigold colour is the perfect contrast to the dress's pink and purple details that are sure to brighten up your entire look. 

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