The summer dress edit

It’s safe to say we’re pretty keen on dresses – they’re just so easy. Discover which ones our Design Director Maz Boutorabi has already added to her own summer must-haves basket… Plus, keep on scrolling to see her talk through the rest of her key picks for the month.

– Maz Boutorabi, Boden Design Director

“This dress doesn’t need much styling, but it would look fab with a raffia clutch and heeled mules, sundowner in hand.”

The printed one

“It’s cotton, it’s very light and airy, it’s feminine – with beautiful border embroidery along the edge. Lots of these designs have this poolside glamour feel, but dresses like this are also great for weddings, Christenings, garden parties…”

The flattering one

“A beautiful print, lovely pastel colours, notch neck, with a tier and trusty pockets as always. You don’t have to think about it too much, just pop it on and it’s ‘done’. This shape looks great on all figures – it flatters everyone.”

The breezy one

“I just love the length and volume of these sleeves. I also really enjoy the floatiness of this style – it’s so summery. I think it would be perfect for date night, perhaps dinner al fresco. And equally as good with white trainers for a picnic in the park.”

“Prints look fantastic with simple gold jewellery, so add lots of that. The longer length works brilliantly with a wedge, too.”