16 of the best summer dresses that aren’t floral from £19.99

With an impending heatwave coming to the UK this August, it turns out we’re not quite done with summer dressing just yet. Just the thought of warm weather on the horizon is getting us wanting to dress more summery again (anyone else already dug their jumpers back out?), and if that’s you too, then you might want to pick up a few new summer dresses for all the plans you’ll no doubt currently be scrabbling to make.

Floral dresses are always a big hit every summer, but it feels as though the high street rails are especially inundated with the style this year, thanks to trends like cottagecore fuelling our desire for all things twee and pretty.

If you’ve also reached peak floral dress saturation (or were never that into them to begin with), we’ve found 16 summer dresses with not a ditsy daisy nor bold bloom in sight. From seashell prints to failsafe gingham, animal print, marbled, geometric and plain, there are still plenty of summer dress options out there that won’t have you looking like a spring meadow.

16 of the best summer dresses that aren’t floral:

pink animal print dress

Portobello Wrap Midi Dress in Pink Animal Print, £75, OMNES

lime green midi dress

Kaylani Midi Linen Lime Green Dress, £59, Finery

check midi dress

Soft Check Mid Length Dress, £69, Olive

seashell print dress

M&S X GHOST Printed V-Neck Angel Sleeve Midi Tea Dress, £69, M&S

orange check dress

Margot Orange Gingham Midi Dress, £145, KITRI

floaty shirt dress

Lyocell-blend shirt dress, £19.99, H&M

kaftan dress
John Lewis

White Stuff Innika Jacquard Dress, £69, John Lewis

green swirl print dress

House Of Sunny Hockney abstract-pattern stretch-knit midi dress, £100, Selfridges

geometric midi dress

Collared midi shirt dress, £27.99, Stradivarius

heart print dress

Ladies dress, £19.99, Reserved

cherry print dress
Monika The Label

Flo Milkmaid Midi Dress – Blue Cherry, £190, Monika The Label

sage green wrap dress

Midi wrap dress, £35, Monki

marble print dress
Oliver Bonas

Marble Print Cami Orange Midi Dress, £69.50, Oliver Bonas

gingham dress

Gingham check dress, £29.99, Zara

fruit print dress

Fruit print frill dress, £159, Whistles

geometric print dress

Geometric print dress, £49.99, Mango