Me + Em and Seasalt Cornwall are two British brands offering options in several different shapes and colourways. DRESS, £345, Sandro, uk.sandro-paris.com
FLORAL TEA DRESS
The hemlines might go up and down with age but whether you team with sneakers, sandals or stilettos they are always useful. Find at Topshop, Maje, Sandro and Suzannah.
A save-all whether you’re aged 17 or 77 – buy a couple in different shapes. Try Cos or MiH for a brilliant boyfriend style that covers the bottom.