There’s a reason Free People bring back these dresses year after year - 19 timeless-yet-chic styles to shop now

I want every single one.

woman wearing one of the free people dresses from the article
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My love affair with Free People dresses started with my first ever ‘investment’ fashion purchase. The Taking Sides maxi weighed heavily on my student’s bank balance at the time, but I’d seen this particular summer dress style on so many of my favourite influencers that I simply had to try it out.

It has all the makings of a true investment purchase, you see, the design feels special and unique thanks to the low, strappy back and ruched corset detailing yet is still timeless enough that I could see myself wearing it year after year - and the same goes for the vast majority of Free People dresses.

The material is lightweight and super soft yet substantial enough to wear for dressier occasions. It also comes in loads of colours (25 to be exact) and a shorter mini design to suit your personal style.

Naturally, I’m on the lookout for more timeless-yet-chic Free People dresses to add to my summer wardrobe. The brand’s notorious floaty, beachy, bohemian vibe makes for surprisingly versatile pieces - I wear my maxi dress just as often in the city as I do on holiday - and the occasion wear is just as impressive.

In fact, Free People’s dresses are so incredibly chic that I had a difficult time narrowing down my selection to the 19 in this list, but after much deliberation, here are my top selections. The best of the best, if you will.

From maxi dresses to mini dresses, linen numbers to drop waist styles (more often than not complete with pockets) - here are the very best Free People dresses for you to browse through.

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Valeza Bakolli
Junior Shopping Editor

Valeza Bakolli is Marie Claire’s Junior Shopping Editor. She previously worked at BuzzFeed, where she honed her skills in all things shopping - from gift guide curation to being first on the scene to feature the latest fashion and beauty drops. She’s made it her mission to encourage people to shop mindfully and with purpose. That’s why she dedicates hours of her time every day to finding the best products online so you don’t have to - from small and sustainable businesses wherever possible, of course.