Is it time to update your dress collection? This season is all about statement sleeves, fun fabrics and taking it back in time to the ’80s. Loud pops of colour, versatile designs and edgy silhouettes will keep your ensembles fresh and funky, and they are a perfect blend of day-to-night options. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next shopping spree, keep these trendy frocks in mind!

1. Pleated Maxi Dresses

Take a dress for formal events and put a casual spin on them with these pleated maxis. Choose from a gown with oversized sleeves or with none at all; you can wear these stunning pieces to the office or a wedding. Complete this look with a pair of barely-there dress shoes, or keep it laid back in sneakers of ankle booties.

2. Ruffled Layered Maxi Dress

Feminine and stylish, these ruffled dresses are a timeless and trendy choice for a summer’s day. Featuring a long skirt that hits your ankles, it’s a flirty and fresh style that you can wear to any occasion. From brunch to a garden party, these frocks are the perfect item of clothing for the season.

3. Multi-Colour Sequin Mini Dresses

Brighten the world in a stunning sequin mini. This multi-coloured style is perfect for a semi-formal daytime event or a fun night out. When the temperature drops, opt for a turtleneck dress with long sleeves. If you’re ready to go all out, take a page out of the ‘80s book with oversized shoulders and a deep V-cut neckline. These outfits look best with minimal accessories and a pair of slinky stilettos. With an ensemble this funky, you’ll be a walking party everywhere you go.

4. Sheer Bottom Dress

From summer to autumn, these flirty dresses are the perfect pieces to wear. With a sheer bottom and solid upper half, you can rock it to a lunch with the girls or to a concert. In the colder months, swap out your sandals and heels for a pair of knee-high or ankle boots. Complete the look with a jacket or nothing at all – this ensemble is essential for any wardrobe.

5. Puff Sleeve Dresses

The 19th-century puff sleeve is back and better than ever. The oversized shape help cinch your waist and are easy to wear from morning to the night. Keep it casual by opting for a maxi dress, or take your club gear to the next level in a bright-coloured mini. A simple necklace or a pair of earrings are the only accessories you’d need with this ensemble – the focus is all about those stunning arms!

6. Metallic Dresses

Bring the disco outside in one of these futuristic metallic dresses. Sticking to an ‘80s theme with oversized shoulders or sleeves is a great look for drinks at night or to a gallery opening. If you’re feeling a bit more laid back, put a casual twist on the party dress with white sneakers or ankle-length cowboy boots. Silver jewellery looks best with this shiny fabric – you’ll brighten every place you enter!

7. Poncho and Cape Dresses

Feel comfy and look effortlessly stylish in a poncho dress. Blending casual and chic together, you can wear this frock to anything, no matter the weather. Put a tropical spin on the classic gown with a chunky belt, sandals and a hat. If you’re headed to the office, opt for a classic below the knee option, combine it with a pair of slingback heels, and you’re set. These pieces are timeless, and you’ll want to wear them at every opportunity.

8. Asymmetric Pop Colour Dress

Put a smile on everyone’s face as you walk by in an asymmetrical dress. With bright pops of colour and a funky silhouette, you’ll feel bolder just by putting it on. Opt for a piece that’s longer in the back and shorter at the front, or a handkerchief hem if you’re feeling feminine. Accentuate the bright tones with contrasting shoes or add a casual spin with a pair of chunky sneakers. Colours like red, mint and orange look fantastic in the warmer months, and blue, green or gold shades are perfect for winter.

9. Black Feather Detail Dresses

Take it to the red carpet or a dinner party with a touch of feathers. Plumes on the sleeves, shoulders or the hips are a perfect accent for any little black dress. Engage your inner flapper with the feature sitting at the bottom of the skirt, but add a modern twist with a high neck or a plunging neckline. From formal gowns to LBDs, it’s a versatile and funky item to have in your closet – you’ll want to wear it 24/7.

10. Shirt Dresses

You don’t need to be in the office to rock a button-down shirt. These preppy dresses are the epitome of effortless style and look fantastic in any season. Pair it with knee-high boots, ankle booties or a pair of brogues – the choice is yours. Keep it fully done up for a smart aesthetic, but unbuttoned at the top looks excellent with oversized necklaces and rolled-up sleeves. From the workplace to a fresh food market, this versatile piece will capture attention everywhere you go!