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14 easy chuck-on summer dresses we're adding to our basket right now 

It's all about the dress without a waistband at the moment… 

Leanne Bayley

We don't know about you but we're easing ourselves out of lockdown by wearing easy to wear smock summer dresses. Ideally, they wouldn't have annoying zips or uncomfortable waistbands, because we've spent the last four months feeling relaxed in gym leggings and loungewear and we're not ready to part with that feeling. Thankfully, voluminous summer dresses are huge right now - literally! Oversized dresses that you can just 'chuck on' are just what we all need. Finally, a trend that's both stylish and comfortable… 

Topshop 

Topshop has been selling a 'Yolke' dress for quite some time now, and it's super popular with customers. This summer's edition is this super cute white chuck on poplin dress. Stunning! 

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White poplin dress, £39, Topshop 

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Marks & Spencer 

M&S is serving up the goods with this bright orange dress. This would be comfortable but it would also look super chic with rattan accessories and gold jewellery. 

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Orange chuck on dress, £60, Marks & Spencer 

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H&M

The Swedish super brand has been killing it with its chuck on dresses - and they go out of stock faster than the speed of light. While we loved Vogue Williams' pink dress, we're really into this leopard version. With an airy smocked bodice and the short puff sleeves, this is a dress you'll reach for time and time again. 

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Leopard print chuck on dress, £19.99, H&M 

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French Connection

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How gorgeous is this new dress from French Connection?! The seersucker midi dress can be dressed down for a summer day with a pair of flat chunky sandals or a trainer, or it can be transformed into an evening outfit with a pair of strappy heels. Winning. 

Seersucker midi dress, £45, French Connection

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New Look 

While a lot of the chuck on frocks are midi length, there are some mini versions around. We love this super cute white dress - perfect if you want to team with a pair of Veja trainers, sandals or boots. A very versatile dress.

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White frill dress, £25.99, New Look

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ASOS 

There are a lot of smock dresses on ASOS right now and we could happily browse for hours for the perfect one. However, this pink one from PIECES stole a piece of our heart. See what we did there? 

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Pink poplin dress, £40, Pieces at ASOS 

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Glamorous red check dress, £34, ASOS

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River Island 

Bring the sunshine to your wardrobe with this yellow puff dress from River Island. If yellow isn't your thing, don't despair, it comes in other shades. 

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Yellow maxi puff dress, £38, River Island 

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& Other Stories 

This baby blue voluminous square neck dress has on-trend puff sleeves, ruffles and an open back. Gorgeous, don't you think?

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Blue chuck on dress, £135, & Other Stories

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Arket 

Cut from a soft and crisp fabric woven from a blend of Tencel lyocell and cotton, this dress is a loose and airy piece that drapes beautifully.

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Printed A-line dress, £79, Arket

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Nasty Gal 

Oh, how dreamy is this lilac smock dress? It also comes in black and white as well, if lilac's not your thing. 

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Lilac chuck on dress, £19, Nasty Gal 

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Zara 

You can always count on Zara to bring out an IT dress and this poweder blue dress with cutwork embroidery is a summer smash. 

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Blue chuck on dress, £49.99, Zara

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Yolke 

Trust a brand that's renowned for nightwear to bring out day-wear that looks super comfortable - plus, the bright lemon print of this dress is a joy to look at. This flattering midi dress features a belted now which will allow you to nip it into the waist. 

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Lemon print dress, £195, Yolke 

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Daily Sleeper 

We couldn't give you a round-up of amazing summer dresses without a Daily Sleeper Atlanta frock. This is potentially the dress of the summer and the A-list have been loving it. This dress works for any occasion and is made from 100% linen and comes with a matching hair ribbon.

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Atlanta dress, $320, Daily Sleeper 

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