The Dress Edit

Our edit of the best spring-summer dresses to take you from a wedding to the beach

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Girls' Night: Alaïa

Heads turned when Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore the bubblegum-pink Alaïa turtleneck maxi dress to her birthday celebrations this spring. A certified party dress.

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Evening Slip-On: Jacquemus

A gauzy, straight-line maxi proves an effortless essential to pack for those balmy evenings away, skin sun-kissed after a day on the beach. We picture it in the South of France, where Simone Porte-Jacquemus previewed his see-now, buy-now collection Les Sculptures earlier this year.

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Wedding Mania: Prada

Miuccia Prada and counterpart Raf Simmons reintroduce an iconic 1995 Prada design fit in a summer pastel hue.

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Summer In The City: Valentino

A standout in Pierpaolo Piccioli's final collection for Valentino, the mini shirt dress, cut and appliquéd to create the shapes of hibiscus flowers, is a cotton-cool spring essential to see you through day-to-night city life.

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A Day At The Races: Louis Vuitton

Nicolas Ghesquière nods to bohemia with over-the-knee lightweight ruffles and flounce.

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The Best Dressed Guest: Bottega Veneta

Summer's all-rounder, Bottega Veneta's sunshine-yellow, English embroidery silk midi-dress features spaghetti straps and an open-back - as fitting for a day at the beach club as it is for hitting the wedding dancefloor.

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Garden Party: Alessandra Rich

As springtime blooms, so does London's Chelsea Flower Show, with Wimbledon Tennis Championships not far behind, and Alessandra Rich's polka dot georgette dress in silk is a best-in-show.

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Above Deck: Chanel

Chanel's light tweed kaftans, in moody bougainvillea purples and pinks laced with layers of necklaces, make the chicest of cover-ups for boat-to-beach days this summer. Style with the brand's cult-buy flip flops for added panache.

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