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12 picnic-ready outfits: From M&S dresses to ASOS jumpsuits & MORE

Make your lockdown exit the most stylish event of the year

Carla Challis

There’s much debate over the best picnic spot in the UK, but ours? Our gardens. Since lockdown restrictions lifted last week, allowing up to six of your friends in your very own garden (or two households), garden picnics are the hot ticket.

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 boujie 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 (all paired with cardigans, denim jackets or let's be honest, puffa coats until the warm weather hits again!) – here’s our edit of the best from the high street.

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Tiered midi dress, £29.50, Marks & Spencer 

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M&S’ summer dresses are legendary and this delicious green floral dress is perfect picnic attire – grass stains won’t show up, win!

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Cut-out dress, £35, ASOS

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Hopefully warmer weather is incoming, so we can wear this pretty cotton-mix number with chunky sandals and sunglasses.

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Floral dress, £56, Urban Outfitters

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This square-neck dress has everything we want in a picnic dress – tiers, florals and puffy sleeves.

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Denim jumpsuit, £59.99, Mango

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Practically speaking, a jumpsuit is picnic attire perfection – we love this denim jumpsuit to see us through the season.

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Gauze dress, from £58.86, Gap 

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This joyously bright Gap gauze dress in the sunniest shade deserves a place in your wardrobe, front and centre. Layer over a long tee now and denim jacket until it's warmer.

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Dainty bloom poplin dress, £375, Kate Spade

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With its milkmaid vibes, Kate Spade's dainty bloom dress is as cute as it is cool; there's even a cardigan to match.

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Skinnydip shirt, £8.05 and matching shorts, £6.80, ASOS

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Go tropical in surburbia - we adore the fun print of this Skinnydip co-ord! 

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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, £15.99, 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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Em & Shi dress, £177, Wolf & Badger 

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

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Yumi gingham jumpsuit, £55, John Lewis

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You can't talk about picnics without including gingham, and this Yumi jumpsuit ticks off two big summer trends in one.

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