22 Chic Black Summer Dresses That Are Anything But Boring


If you’re the kind of person who jumps at the chance to throw on a fuchsia frock or rainbow-hued separates at the merest hint of sun, then it might be best to look away now. This is an ode to the black summer dress and is dedicated to anyone who has found the prevailing summer aesthetic at odds with their personal style. My relationship with summer clothing has been an ever-evolving one, and while I think I have finally found a happy equilibrium between my penchant for tailored simplicity and practical need for warm-weather pieces, I can still find dresses hard to navigate.

It doesn’t help that I’ve never been a massive fan of florals, and I also find that the classic fit-and-flare summer dress makes me feel about 13 years old. While my winter style can hardly be described as minimalist, interestingly, I find that the more stripped-back silhouettes are what most appeal to me during the warmer months. And when scrolling through the new-in sections of my favourite online stores, it’s more often than not the black dresses that seem to fulfil my criteria.

So if you’re craving something a little more low-key but certainly not lacking in impact, scroll down to see and shop my edit of black summer dresses that have caught my eye this season. 

Shop the Best Black Summer Dresses

Johanna Ortiz Black Lotus Jewel Cotton-Blend Poplin Midi Dress

The sleeves, the cut outs, the broderie hem… This dress is just stunning.

H&M Puff-Sleeved Dress

Such an easy mini dress for summer! I’d wear mine with chunky flip flops at the weekend but heels for date night.

Matteau Cut-Out Organic-Cotton Dress

Matteau’s dresses are some of my favourites, as you may guess from the edit below. This strapless style is perfect for holidays but is also polished enough to wear at home too.

Arket Racerback Beach Dress

It’s the racerback shape that really does it for me with this style.

Reformation Tagliatelle Linen Dress

We all known linen is a great choice for summer.

Free People Oasis Midi Dress

So many fashion people own this comfy midi. 

COS Tie-Detail Smocked Dress

Look at those pretty bows.

Dôen Nanou Belted Ruffled Ramie Midi Dress

I love that this one is easy to dress up with heels (hello summer wedding) or down with minimalist sandals.

Anyday Plain Cut Out Cotton Poplin Dress

John Lewis’ own brand Anyday has really won me over with this midi.

Reformation Abene Dress

A strappy black maxi will work hard for you all season long.

COS Asymmetric Gathered Dress

Possibly the best dress COS has created this year.

Aje Clara Tie-Back Linen-Blend Mini Dress

Aje dresses always get a yes from me. Wait until you see the back of this one…

Nobody's Child Black Linen-Blend Spaghetti Strap Maddy Midi Dress

I’m seeing this with fisherman sandals and a basket bag this weekend.

Arket Wide Cotton Dress

A great choice if, like me, you like a sleeve.

& Other Stories Flared Babydoll Midi Dress

The shirred waist really makes the look so much more expensive than it is.

Matteau Plunge-Neck Organic-Cotton Mini Dress

The perfect LBD in my eyes.

COS Pleated Bandeau Maxi Dress

I am. just so in love with this bandeau. 

Faune Camelia Black

Faune’s dresses are just gorgeous. I love the almost cape-style detail on the Camelia.

Zara Linen-Blend Midi Dress

Just add gold jewellery and you’re set.

AllSaints Hadley Cowl Neck Midi Slip Dress

A slip dress is one of the most hard working pieces in your capsule wardrobe.

Free-Est Ruffle It Up Midi

Ordered it, worn it, love it! 

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