Beat The Heat With These Light and Airy Dresses

What to wear during a heatwave? With temperatures set to rise to 26 degrees this week we’re looking for failsafe dresses to see us through this sunny spell …


While we seem to wait all year for summer to arrive, as soon as temperatures begin to rise we’re thrown into a frenzy of trying to find something appropriate to wear. But getting dressed in warm weather needn’t be a challenge. First things first: keep it simple. When it comes to getting dressed in temperatures that top 25 degrees, think less is more. A simple throw-on-and-go dress paired with flat sandals or mid-heels is all you really need. Look to natural fabrics like linen and cotton which will help to keep you cool as the temperature rises. And always go for loose, flowing shapes over anything too restricting.

Wrap dresses are always a winner in our books, and this season Scandi brands do it best. Look to Ganni at Brown Thomas and Samsoe & Samsoe at Arnotts. Instagram-favourite Cecilie Bahnsen has made a case for her signature oversized yet feminine shapes and her styles have quickly been adopted by the high street – we love Zara’s poplin dresses for a more affordable take on the trend. Add a splash of print or a pop of colour and you’ll have a heatwave-ready rotation of dresses to see you through in style.

Below find our edit of the dresses that can stand the heat:

Navy cotton drawstring dress, €69, at Cos

Yellow printed Veneto wrap dress, Samsoe & Samsoe, €149, at Arnotts

Green floral-print cotton dress, €60, at Marks & Spencer

Gingham wrap dress, Ganni, €179, at Brown Thomas

Patterned dress, €27.99, at H&M

White poplin asymmetric dress, €39.95, at Zara

Yellow printed ruffled wrap dress, €89, at & Other Stories

Síomha Connolly

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