Have you bought your denim dress(es) for summer? Because, even though we love shorts, we also love a dress – and there are so many out there right now. Halter styles, shifts, shirtdresses, maxis, a-line looks… It was hard, but we chose our top 12 (scroll down), and psssst, some of them are on sale.

Gucci set us on our course with their lace-front dress (top left) – if you bought it before it flew out of stores and e-commerce warehouses, well done! – from their spring/summer show. And then the flood gates opened.

Why a denim dress? Because it’s summery, but grounded. It’s not going to flutter too much, and that’s a good thing. There are plenty of other dresses that will blow in the wind. These’ll keep you cool and collected.