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Fashion Fix: Strappy dresses are the answer to sweaty heatwave dressing

Struggling to find something to wear in this weather? Join the (very sweaty) club.


by Sarah Finnan
19th Jul 2022

@klaudiacloud

Fashion Fix: Strappy dresses are the answer to sweaty heatwave dressing

I don’t know about you, but all I want to wear in this heat are strappy dresses.

No, not the cute, figure-hugging kind… the kind that look more like loose-fitting sacks, than actual clothing. Take your waist-cinching corsets and mesh bodycons elsewhere, for I shan’t be wearing anything tight or restrictive in this weather. If it’s not very generously oversized and completely shapeless, then I don’t want anything to do with it.

Wearing no clothes would be the obvious solution here, but that’s not always a viable option, so dresses that could probably double as sails if filled with enough cold air, will have to do instead. Think loose, airy silhouettes in light, breathable fabrics – the less material, the better basically. Comfort is key here.

Thankfully, the highstreet has a bevy of suitable strappy dresses to help you beat the heatwave. Shop our edit below.

Mango Printed Satin Dress, €59.99

Anine Bing Anne Dress, €299

River Island Plus Green Ombre Cami Maxi Dress, €63

Yours Clothing Curve Hot Pink Ring Detail Midaxi Dress, €38

New Look Petite Pink Wave Strappy Mini Smock Dress, €17.24

Zimmerman Anneke Patchwork Knit Dress, €975

M&S Pure Cotton Midi Slip Dress, €30

H&M Cotton Dress in White/Blue Floral, €10

Rixo Annabel Broderie Anglaise-trimmed Checked Cotton-seersucker Midi Dress, €295

River Island Beige Floral Slip Beach Maxi Dress, €51

Arket Lyocell Strap Dress, €79 

ASOS Cotton:On Curve Strappy Tiered Mini Dress, €18.50

Yours Clothing Curve Blue Floral Print Frill Midaxi Sundress, €41

Dream Sister Jane Great Escape Mini Dress, €202

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