New season dresses are an instant feel-good purchase - set yourself up for spring by shopping our stylish edit of the best.
New season dresses are our unsung hero for the ‘start of spring’ wardrobe. Not just because we’ve been pining for floral prints and 60s cuts since spying the SS14 trends last year, but because there’s nothing like a pretty new frock to get you set for better weather.
From rich and bold colour-blocking to geometric prints that’ll play tricks with your eyes, we’ve searched the online shopping-sphere to bring you the best of 2014’s fresh dresses.
Zara and Topshop’s latest drops have reminded us exactly why we have an undying love for the high street, alongside luxe labels Carven and Tory Burch which prove why sometimes it’s better to spend a little more.
Shop the dresses the Marie Claire team will be snapping up this season...
You can't go wrong in J.Crew and this indigo pleated number is at the top of our wish lists this season.
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Flashes of neon are very French Connection-esque. Wear your cami with sequins and these gorgeous flashes of colour on your new season dress.
Monochrome hits are a new season must-do. Try this assymetric hem for a raw edge.
MSGM have proved the jacquard trend isn't dead yet. We love the teal colourings on this dress.
Flashing a little flesh is great for new season dresses. Wear this cut out pleated dress for a sexy approach to summer dressing.
We love the zesty lime print on this Carven dress. We're already dreaming of spritzers on roof terraces. Ah.
Topshop's fashion-forward design looks way pricier than it's high street price. Plus, the neutral colour-palette means it'll go with everything. Win, win.
Whistles' prints are huge ones to watch for new season dresses. This soft pink take on leopard print is tres chic.
Trust J.Crew for a really eye-catching hit of summer colour. This neon mini dress is a must-have for the new season.
Still not over the cami trend? This geometric grid print design from high street fashion store River Island is the perfect way to wear it in 2014.
Trust Dolce & Gabbana to come up with another floral print we just can't keep our eyes off. It's pretty yet striking. Adore.
Gorgeous, girlie and the epitome of spring dresses. We love.
The dark poppy floral print on this Topshop dress means it'll work just as well now with tights and ankle boots as it will with tanned pins and sandals in the summer.
Colour blocking is a new season style hit you won't want to miss. Clash green with white for a high summer edge.
Alice + Olivia are channelling the 60s with this cute high-neck dress.
Grid prints aren't going anywhere for SS14. Instead of workwear separates, we'll be bulk buying new season dresses.
Wear your florals with pride this spring with the Warehouse Stripe Floral Tunic Dress. The clashes of colour will be great for accessorising.
Zara's a fail-safe haunt for easy-to-wear dresses, and this leopard print style is perfect fo days when you have nothing to wear.
There's something about the citrusy lemon shade of this lace number that has us hooked.
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Lover's delicate, dusky pink dress is made for a spring wedding guest.
Carven's colour-block tweed dress has a super-luxe finish. Plus, we love the burst of lime.
Crepe dresses are great for layering until the weather comes. We can't wait to wear this one with bare shoulders.
Drop hem dresses are a high-fashion favourite for spring/summer. Wear yours in a gorgeous pastel yellow like this French Connection favourite.
Cos' silk dress uses a spring landscape as inspiration. How can you resist it for next season now?
Paul & Joe's simple t-shirt dress can be reworked and restyled in tens of ways. We love its simplicity and versatility.
Alice + Olivia's split-pleat dress is one way to try a twist on the classic LBD.
The cut of Cos' high-neck dress may remind you of winter but its glorious hue can only mean one thing; spring is on its way.
Class Roberto Cavalli are famed for stunning prints, and this dress is no exception.
Zara's khaki green cocktail dress can be dressed down with some classic sandals or teamed with a killer heel - and at under £20 would be a crime to pass by.
H&M's black maxi dress is yet another example of how well the high street store nails its simple staples.
Topshop's vintage-inspired collar dress is a showstopper you can't ignore.
Team T By Alexander Wang's cute striped dress with white pumps for an easy off duty look this spring.
Zara's cropped-sleeve dress has us rather excited for spring prints.
Cos' bold orange dress definitely deserves a spot in our spring wardrobe.
Topshop's asymmetric dress has us falling in love with floral prints all over again.
Warehouse's navy blue lace-insert dress wins hands down for every day wearability.
Whistles' cobalt blue shift dress will add a burst of colour to your transitional wardrobe.
Tory Burch's warm mix of florals will have us saving for this spring dress from today.
Mango's super-sexy white dress will have you forgetting its cold in no time.
Give Warehouse's feminine floral dress some attention next season.
If the peach palette isn't enough to tempt you into bagging this dress, Thakoon Addition's backless detail will.
Paul Smith's elegant maxi is easy to wear but bold enough to stand out in.
Everybody needs a denim shirt dress in their wardrobe, and we recommend this gorgeous dark number from Current/Elliot.
Topshop's rose garden dress is an all-year-rounder, and we must have it.
Topshop's shimmering evening dress is one coveted high street piece we'll definitely be getting our hands on, pronto.
Warehouse's separates-inspired dress is basically like getting a top and skirt for one price. It's a must-have.
Jaeger's 100% pure silk paisley dress will make you feel super-sleek as you head into the new season.
Zara's long-sleeved lace dress is about to become part of our failsafe LBD collection.
Oasis' leopard print dress has undergone a sleek makeover, swapping out bold oranges for this subtle black and white colour combination.
Miguelina's soft sundress will be coming away on our spring holiday this year.
Oasis' floral shirt dress is an ideal frock to transform from day to night.
Miss Selfridge's bright pink jacquard dress will add a flash of neon to your SS14 closet.
Whistles' rich green slouch dress is perfect for those of your who are feeling self-consious after the Christmas holidays.
Jonathan Saunders' colour-block dress may fall on the pricey side but what woman wouldn't look absolutely knockout in this scalloped-neck dress next season.
We love McQ Alexander McQueen's spring update on the classic houndstooth dress.
MaxMara Studio's chic sun dress is one ladylike offering we can't take our eyes off.
French Connection's gorgeous orange dress can double up for both weddings and work. What's not to love about that?
Coast's floral shift dress is one of the hottest high street pieces out there right now. Team it with your trusty courts for an easy evening outfit.
Let Oasis' thin-striped bodycon dress highlight your curves this spring.
Coast's delicate embellished dress has us dreaming of warm, romantic evenings out and spring weddings.
French Connection's mustard and black fitted dress will take you through from office to an evening out in style.
MCQ Alexander McQueen's bodycon dress in classic houndstooth print will take you from winter to spring trends with ease.
H&M's flirty black dress mixes two of the hottest prints this season; florals and polka dots.
Go retro in Jaeger's shift dress, complete with a huge hit of spring print.
Miss Selfridge's merge of geometric prints and animal patterns scream spring.
Mango's monochrome bodycon dress will add a touch of simplicity to your new season wardrobe.
Alice + Olivia's light grey dip-dye dress is gorgeous option for a spring evening gown.
Invest in Miss Selfridge's wrap dress, it won't fail to make you feel fabulous, whatever your shape.
Whistles Blue Crepe Dress, £115
Love Moschino's burnt orange dress is yet another flirty day-to-night dress you need to invest in.