The dresses every woman should own

The little black dress

Every woman needs a little black dress in her wardrobe because it truly can get you through pretty much any occasion. From dinner dates to impromptu events, you’ll fall back on it time and time again.

The little black dress

Opt for something fairly simple and not too trend-led so that you can keep it in your wardrobe season after season. This simple strappy offering from Elizabeth and James will become your sartorial best friend.

The shirt dress

Whether for work or the weekend, the humble shirt dress is a classic piece that is unlikely to ever go out of style.

The shirt dress

Dress it up with strappy sandals or mules and wear with crisp white trainers for an off-duty outing.

The work dress

While you probably have multiple office-appropriate frocks in your wardrobe, it’s important to have one special dress that is extra-smart and fills you with confidence. Save it for those particularly important meetings or job interviews.

The work dress

Layer up with a polo-neck during the winter or wear alone in the warmer months.

The knitted dress

The underrated knitted dress can be one of the most useful pieces in a winter wardrobe. Great for those days when you really just want to be under the duvet but are forced to brace the cold and, as proven by Sienna Miller, they have the potential to look incredibly chic.

The knitted dress

We love the red ruffles on this elegant frock.

The date-night dress

A dress that can truly transform your confidence is a must-have for every woman. Whether it’s a revealing vinyl dress à la Bella Hadid or something more demure, have one in your arsenal that makes you feel your most desirable – and slip it on for those important romantic outings.

The date-night dress

You couldn’t fail to make a jaw-dropping entrance in this black caped dress from Alice + Olivia.