The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (2024)

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (1)

Spring is here, meaning it's time for dress season (our favourite, let's be honest) once more. There's nothing easier than slipping on a stunning midi dress at this time of year, paired with a neutral pair of knee-high boots or trainers now but perfect with sandals in just a few weeks.

With so many new season dress collections dropping, Red editor Sarah Tomczak has done the hard work for us, searching through her favourite brands to bring you her expert edit of the very best spring dresses to invest in now.

From classic florals to bold colour combinations, there's something for all of us in her carefully curated selection of high street and higher-end SS23 dresses.

Here are 18 of the best spring dresses to shop now, from printed pieces you can wear at work and weddings alike to statement buys to snap up now and live in all summer...

1

Jigsaw Collagerie Fig Leaf Dress

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (3)

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Jigsaw Collagerie Fig Leaf Dress

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"A collaboration between super cool style aficionados Collagerie and Jigsaw, this dress has so many stand out details - not least its square hem and black trim."

2

M&S Cotton Rich Striped Knitted Dress

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (4)

2

M&S Cotton Rich Striped Knitted Dress

“If you haven’t yet bought a knit dress, this M&S one is worth snapping up. A classic approach to a new trend.”

3

Lolly's Laundry Lolly's Laundry Boston Maxi Dress

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (5)

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Lolly's Laundry Lolly's Laundry Boston Maxi Dress

"I never met a stripe I didn't love! And this one feels fresh and unexpected."

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4

Mango Knot dress with openings

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (6)

4

Mango Knot dress with openings

"So elegant and laid back. Dresses with cut outs are still big news and this one is a subtle spin on that without showing too much."

6

Hunter Bell Hunter Bell Puff-Sleeve Midi Shirt Dress

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (8)

6

Hunter Bell Hunter Bell Puff-Sleeve Midi Shirt Dress

"Hunter Bell is one of my favourite New York brands and this dress is seasonless. Wear with sandals in the summer and knee-high boots when it's chillier."

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7

Boden Smocked Stripe Midi Dress

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Boden Smocked Stripe Midi Dress

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"A really unusual design that makes it stand out from the crowd, the smocking on this dress adds an extra special detail."

8

Waimari Kate Cotton-Voile And Guipure Lace Midi Dress

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (10)

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Waimari Kate Cotton-Voile And Guipure Lace Midi Dress

"An up-and-coming new brand, Waimari’s cotton voile dress with guipure dress is very special. In a timeless black and eternally flattering shape, it’s worth the investment."

9

Matteau One-Shoulder Floral-Print Organic Cotton-Poplin Maxi Dress

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (11)

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Matteau One-Shoulder Floral-Print Organic Cotton-Poplin Maxi Dress

"This cotton poplin dress has a maxi skirt, which is a new update for a summer dress (feels more dramatic than a midi length). I'm a huge fan of a one shoulder dress too."

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10

Boden Cut Out Linen Midi Dress

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (12)

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Boden Cut Out Linen Midi Dress

"A gorgeous colour for summer, and the most flattering shape (trust me!). Buy it before it sells out again!"

11

Rixo Elise floral-print stretch-jersey midi dress

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (13)

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Rixo Elise floral-print stretch-jersey midi dress

"There’s something very simple about this Rixo jersey dress with its long sleeves, high neck and simple shape, but the all over print is really beautiful and I love that this feels like a fresh, pared-back way to interpret a floral dress."

12

The Somerset Collection by Anthropologie The Somerset Embroidered Maxi Dress

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The Somerset Collection by Anthropologie The Somerset Embroidered Maxi Dress

"Because floral doesn’t have to mean an all-over print. These white embroidered flowers look so punchy against the navy cotton dress. A beautiful dress for holidays, but also for a special event – it’s that versatile."

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13

Ted Baker Esthher Floral Tiered Midi Dress

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Ted Baker Esthher Floral Tiered Midi Dress

"Spring wedding outfit to plan? I think this number from Ted Baker is just lovely. Just add red lips and a messy bun so you don’t feel too polished. The dress is so striking that it’s nice to balance this with a little casual."

14

Whistles Clouded floral midi

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (16)

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Whistles Clouded floral midi

"The carnation is back in fashion with this dress. A pale pink print on a striking red dress makes for a great combo and a like the balance of the streamline body with a tiered skirt and big puff sleeves."

15

River Island Tall Orange Floral Cut Out Midi Dress

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (17)

15

River Island Tall Orange Floral Cut Out Midi Dress

"I like the hippie vibes this dress brings with its faded florals. I also like the interesting cut-out shape. Buy now and tuck away for summer."

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16

LK Bennett Montana Orange Flower Bow Print Silk Tea Dress

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (18)

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LK Bennett Montana Orange Flower Bow Print Silk Tea Dress

"LK Bennett gives good dress. Yes, they can be a little more expensive, but the details are so elevated - take the giant pearl buttons and bow on this orange silk dress. It’s got a nostalgic feel that’s really on trend too."

17

Farm Rio Shirred floral-print cotton-voile midi dress

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (19)

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Farm Rio Shirred floral-print cotton-voile midi dress

"If you’re looking for feelgood, make Farm Rio your one-stop shop. The founders are from Brazil and their prints are unapologetically joyful and saturated in colour. I’m a big fan of red and pink together and have my eye on this one."

18

Wild Chamomile Print Tiered Maxi Dress + Belt

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (20)

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Wild Chamomile Print Tiered Maxi Dress + Belt

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"We’ve spent the last few years in midi-dresses, yet I know Red’s fashion director Oonagh is always in favour of a dress with a few more inches on the length. I think she’d approve of this with its supersized flowy skirt."

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19

Albaray Ditsy Floral Ruffle Midaxi Drop Waist Dress

The best spring dresses to shop on the high street, handpicked by Red's editor (21)

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Albaray Ditsy Floral Ruffle Midaxi Drop Waist Dress

"There’s something wonderful and sophisticated about this dress from Albaray with its dropped waist, high neck and tiny floral print. It feels very Little Women to me. I love it worn right now with brown knee high boots, but I also think it could be an unexpected evening choice with strappy black heels and ruby lipstick."

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