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15 cute outfits to wear to a picnic this summer: From M&S dresses to ASOS jumpsuits & more

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Carla Challis

There’s much debate over the best picnic spot in the UK, but ours? Our gardens - garden picnics are the hot ticket this summer.

If you don’t have a garden, it’s all about grabbing some cans of wine, a blanket and some high-quality snacks and hitting the local park for a picnic with your mates.

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Picnic blanket and boujee picnic basket aside, make your entrance count with the most stylish picnic outfit. We’re talking cool but practical jumpsuits, floaty floral dresses and short co-ords – here’s our edit of the best picnic outfits from the high street.

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M&S x Ghost square neck dress, £65, Marks & Spencer

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The new M&S x Ghost collection is literally full of picnic-perfect dresses,  from flora prints to heart dresses, but it's this crisp cotton version that's caught our attention.

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Shirt, £56.25 and matching shorts, £66.75, both Karen Millen

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More into a co-ord? We're snapping up Karen Millen's palm print duo, with flowy shorts and matching shirt for a tropical vibe in suburbia.

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Tropical floral dress, £75, Omnes

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Square neck? Tick. Prairie-style? Tick. Cutest rainforest print? Tick! This dress has it all going on, and it's sustainable too.

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NRBY stripe dress, £160, John Lewis

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Treat yourself to NRBY's 100% linen cami dress, which quite frankly, is what we want to wear all summer long. 

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Retro skater dress, £20, Monki

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Monki's adorable sunflower print skater dress is giving us serious 90s vibes!

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Fashion Union jumpsut, £32, ASOS

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With the warmer weather here to stay, we can wear this pretty jumpsuit with chunky sandals and sunglasses.

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Sleeper midi dress, £244, Anthropologie

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If there's one dress every stylish woman is coveting this year, it's a Sleeper dress, loved for the whimsical yet wearable design. This navy version could be dressed up for a smarter picnic, and down for an informal soiree.

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Ruffle cami dress, from £34.97, Gap 

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This joyously breezy Gap gauze dress deserves a place in your wardrobe, front and centre. Layer over a long tee now and denim jacket if it's chilly, or embrace black for summer and add bright accessories.

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Fat Face broderie anglaise dress, £25.50, eBay Brand Outlet

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With its broderie anglaise fabric and thick straps, this is a great option for easy breezy days lounging in the sun.

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Floral blouse, £36, River Island 

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If you're a jeans and a nice top kind of gal (join the club!), this pretty floral blouse is a little bit Bridgerton and a whole lot stylish.

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Puff sleeve dress, £85, & Other Stories

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This midi dress is all bright and breezy florals, and we’re so here for it.

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Floral tie cami, £11.99, and matching skirt, £17.24, New Look 

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New Look’s matching two-piece is three looks in one; wear together, or split the look and pair the skirt with a white tee and the top with denim cut-offs.

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Edie dress, £158, Free People 

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How gorgeous is this dress? Definitely one for all occasions, from casual park picnics to swanky outdoor parties - just add heels.

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Gingham dress, £47.20, Warehouse

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You can't talk about picnics without including gingham, and this Warehouse dress ticks off two big summer trends in one - shirred busts and check prints.

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Strawberry print dress, £16.99, Shein

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Cutesy yet cool, this strawberry print midi will become a mainstay in your wardrobe come summer.

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