Day dresses offer your new season wardrobe an instant fashion update, plus they're our star style item for SS14. Want to see our favourites?
Day dresses never went away, but they’ve certainly got a strong fashion following for SS14. Statement dresses make a great workwear alternative to separates, having a high-impact with bold colours and patterns and therefore becoming our champion style item for the new season.
Updating your day dress collecton is always a must for a new season transition. Whether you want need some alternatives for the change of climes in the office, a summer holiday ahead, shopping trips or relaxed Sunday afternoon walks, there’s something here for everyone.
We’ve scoured the high street and designer boutiques to find the 60 of the best day dresses for you to shop now. From modern metallic designs and colourful styles right through to classic, structured minimalist numbers, click on through the gallery to shop our pick of the best day dresses. Ready, set… shop!
Zara’s SS14 collection capitalises on layers once again, as lace, jersey and satin textures combine for this gorgeous day dress option.
Drop hem dresses have a huge presence in spring/summer 2014. Try yours in pastel or white like this French Connection Tennis Dress for a truly new season take on the trend.
Whistles’s new season prints are all must-have hits. Leopard print is always a go-to for a day dress but we love that the pastel hue softens this sometimes heavy pattern.
Brighten up your winter wardrobe with a day dress inspired by sunshine. This canary-yellow flare dress will get you ready to reveal the pins.
Nautical stripes are great on a day dress. Relaxed and effortless, this high-fashion loose-fit Mango dress is great for any occasion.
Chinti and Parker present an obvious choice for day dressing. Wear this new fashion go-to for outdoor and indoor events alike.
Floral day dresses are the ones to watch for spring. Can we wait to buy the MSGM Floral Lace Dress? No, we can’t.
This sweet silk floral dress makes a perfect option for a day occasion. Transition this easy-wear piece from winter to spring with addition of smart layering.
Cos layer up this versatile day dress with silk detail, combining some gorgeous colour combinations in the process. Team it with some turqoise shoes for the full effect.
This day dress ticks all of the boxes for AW13 trends. That’s velvet, checks and midi. You can’t say fairer than that.
A Michael Van Der Ham dress is a really exciting new purchase. This one is our favourite, featuring a key pattern clash trend.
A day dress that’s especially fashion-forward is always one that we want to know about. This leather and embroidery clash is an extremely stylish pick.
A pastel dress makes a perfect option for a day occasion – whether that’s a christening, wedding, party or just a family event.
It doesn’t get much more chic than a collar dress. This sweet faux two-piece fools everyone into thinking you’re a really skilled fashion layerer. Sneaky.
A window pane print is the best print to try this autumn. It can be worn for day or night, event or casual. Perfect.
Splash your budget on a day dress like this gorgeous Fendi cuff dress. You know you’ll want ot wear to every occasion this autumn.
This day dress is sure to eb your new favourite office option. Finding a go-to like this Mango check dress is not easy, so why not snap it up now.
A day dress can be as big a part of layering as a self-sufficient outfit option. Cami dresses are this season’s essential wardrobe item, so versatile that they can be worn in any number of ways.
Strong stripes are a great look on a day dress. If you have somewhere sophisticated to be, opt for this Parisian chic Coast Ellie May Dress.
It’s fair to say that we’re a little bit obsessed with J.Crew right now. The pleat detail and collar on this cobalt dress make it the perfect preppy item for AW13.
Shop this sweet day dress from Toppers this autumn for the perfect approach to pastel this season. Wtih a simple structure and colour choice you’ll be able to layer up this dress for every occasion.
A subtle hint of colour won’t go amiss for the autumn season. While everyone else is bogged down in their greys and browns, opt for a little sunflower yellow in your wardrobe.
The classic pattern is back! We’re right back to loving polka dots this season. For your effortless elegant day dress, make your way down to Toast for a sweet green dotty dress.
A colour pop of orange is a god send for any autumn wardrobe. Your midi dress is a great layering piece, and even better in an unusual colour.
You’re not going to be able to avoid the under garms trend this season. If you’re going to do it, then why not gold. It’s putting a day spin on a nighttime trend.
Toast is sure to put a little fun back into your wardrobe. Reflect your fun character in a day dress with an eye-catching tapestry print.
Zara are all over the print scene this season.They’ve covered plaid, floral and windowpane prints and we’re totally buying into their fab florals.
Your work dress just got a new season makeover. Capture that winter atmosphere in a mix of blue and ice white.
With a mixture of pretty colours your wardrobe just got a whole load easier to coordinate. Just one new dress from Topshop can open up the doors to a whole range of outfits.
Meet your Christmas day dress. This gold brocade dress from Zara just hit stores and we’ve got our eyes firmly on the prize for bagging it in our size.
Keep it simple this season, you know you’re going to want to be warm and glam. That’s all wrapped up in this cuddly-cute knitted jumper dress from Topshop.
If you’re looking for a casual day dress that’d comfortable, a smock dress is always going to be our top pick. Head to topshop for all that’s lovely in smock dresses.
A cocoon shape is the style you should be coveting this season. Teamed with a killer pair of knee high winter boots and some patterned tights, your day outfit styles itself.
A sculptured day dress oozes elegance. If you’re looking for a sophisticated day outfit, look no further than Whistles for this colour pop number.
A jacquard dress, like this pretty little thing from Warehouse, transforms eaily from day to night with its unique insta-glam qualities. We love.
A collar dress is a perfectly smart day option. Wear it for more formal day or office occasions.
Reiss have laid on quite a selection of new season beauties. Wear this dropped hem, flippy print dress to make any day a good one.
Contrast your warm rouges for the Christmas season in a Marc by Marc Jacobs wool dress.
Ooh, we do love a print clash. Contrast your tartan with your leopard print when you make your new season purchase from MSGM at Matches.
What’s not to love about this beautiful lanscape print dress from Mango. If you’re looking for a day dress that will bag you plenty of compliments, it’s this one.
A chunky knit dress is the perfect way to show off your figure this season. Flaunt those curves in this Reiss Harvey dress.
Loving your leopard print this season? Well, channel your inner wild child with a gorgeous animal print dress from Next, this season.
A day dress that slims and contours? We can’t say fairer than that! Grab this glorious mini dress from Elizabeth and James and create the shapes you never knew you had.
Make the most of your day dress by choosing a stand out piece. You’re not going to want to hide this little lovely under tons of layers, it’s all about the stand out in River Island this season.
In the day, your shirt dress can do wonders for your look. This winter floral dress from Mango is versatile enough to work all season long.
Embrace your neons through winter for that fashion injection. We especially love yellows and greens to create sharp contrast with monochrome.
A little leather goes a long way in a day dress. That’s why this Next dress has just enough with a contrast top half.
Pick a pretty day dress for some softness in your fashion-filled wardrobe. This Reiss Houston dress is the perfect pick for a sweet day alternative.
Colour block your way into AW13. Simple, clean and high fashion – now that’s the way to wear a day dress.
Layering is key to some of the season’s best looks. Cami dresses are the easiest piece to layer, which is why Miss Selfridge have done it all for you.
Keep your autumn colour palette fresh in a Hobbs day dress. It’s got the classic colours of the new season without looking too autumn gloomy.
Prints are everything this season. Get your hands on one of the season’s most-sought after with the Whistles camo sweater.
An understated midi will effortlessly take you from day to night with the aid of a little well chosen jewellery pieces.
Your new casual day dress is this pretty purchase from Wallis. We just know it. Mixing fun animal prints with a ditsy floral gives this daytime dress a total style tick from us.
French Connection have laid claim to another collection favourite. We love the rainbow print on this Hedgerow tunic dress that runs throughout their new pieces.
Make a feature of your day dress with a statement print. What’s not to love about this Cos beauty?
Cos are renowned for their characteristic oversized T-shirt dresses. This Cos high collar number is one of our new season faves.
Cut out details are an easy way to bring your favourite day dress trends into AW13. Try this sweet floral from Dorothy Perkins.
Loving the camo print this season? We suggest you try it with a touch of this season’s favourite hue, pastel pink.
A bodycon for the lay time is the perfect excuse to flaunt your figure. Show off your shape in a gorgeous day dress from Dorothy Perkins.