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Best black summer dresses for 2022: from ASOS to M&S and Mango

You can never go wrong with a little black dress…

It's one of the cardinal rules of fashion: every woman should own a little black dress. 

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Ever since Audrey Hepburn sauntered down 5th avenue at dawn, the LBD has become a universal symbol of elegance and class. A timeless shade that can be worn all year round, it's also ultra-flattering. 

With warmer weather on the cards, we've searched for the best black summer dresses for 2022 – and found the dreamiest designs from ASOS, Mango, M&S, and more. 

Karl Lagerfeld said it best: "One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress." Why not shop yours today?! 

Best black summer dresses for 2022

Black Scallop Edge Midi Dress, £26, ASOS


A versatile addition to your wardrobe, this chic midi will be your best friend throughout summer. Priced at an affordable £26, we're loving the scalloped trims and statement cut-out back. 

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Black Smock Mini Dress, £17.99, New Look


An ideal choice for heatwave weather, this easy breezy smock dress is perfect for every plan in your diary.

Doria Broderie Dress in Black with BCI Cotton, £69, Omnes


This dress has everything you could possibly want from an LBD. A fitted bodice, major ruffle detail and a cinched-in, waist-defining belt. We can't get enough of the broderie Anglaise fabric and the fact it's super sustainable is even better. The brand uses materials that are long-lasting, and they practise upcycle fabric offcuts, too. 

Black Sundress, £30, Arket


Fans of 2020's Normal People will remember Marianne's gorgeous LBD. Donning a simple, strappy style to join Connell on a romantic bike ride, the character's outfit sparked a massive trend, and thanks to Arket you can replicate her look for £30. 

Black Broderie Mini Dress, £38, River Island


Giving off major prairie vibes, River Island's black broderie dress features the most adorable ruffle trims. 

Black Linen Blend Lace Up Side Midi Dress, £29.99, New Look


Designed for sunny days, brave the heat in this lightweight linen dress. Complete with lace-up sides and shoestring straps, it's definitely an investment piece. 

Black Cotton Midi Dress, £75, Nobody's Child


Going on holiday? You'll be glad you packed this black boho dress from Nobody's Child. 

Black Strappy Dress, £39.99, Mango


The ultimate chuck-on dress, style this strappy number with a raffia tote bag and summer sandals. 

Black Jersey Midi Dress, £60, Boden


Boden – AKA one of Kate Middleton's favourite brands – is selling this black halterneck dress, and it's already selling like hotcakes. Go, go, go! 

Black Square Neck Midi Dress, £26, ASOS


Taking you from desk to date night seamlessly, ASOS' LBD has subtle Bridgerton vibes thanks to its ruched bust and square neckline. 

Michelle Keegan Black Jersey Dress, £20, Very


Part of Michelle Keegan's Very range, this jersey mini dress can be teamed with everything from box-fresh trainers to sandals and heels. 

Black Linen-Look Shirred Square Neck Midi Dress, £27.99, New Look


This black linen-look dress has received several glowing reviews. One reads: "A staple! Great fit, fabric is lovely, had many compliments when wearing it for the first time!"

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