Here’s my pick of designer summer dresses to wear at home or abroad, mostly designed by Dolce and Gabbana. There is a scattering of summer dresses listed under New, Preloved and Vintage on A Good Frock. Dresses are hand-picked for wearability and, mostly, for bringing a bit of Italian glamour into your life – since nearly all are made in Italy, regardless of where the designer is based.

There’s a smattering of US made dresses too, but most are Italian made, synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. After all, just because you’re buying a designer summer dress doesn’t mean you don’t want the best you can get for your money. These dresses are beauties.

You’ll find some dresses adaptable enough to be worn as day or evening wear, truly making your pound go further. Many are silk blend, whether crepe, twill or silk satin. One of the very best summer fabrics. And when you add a bit of elastane into the mix, you have a fabric that’s extremely form flattering and comfortable. On the other hand, don’t discount dresses made from man-made fibres – there’s usually good reason why a designer has gone down that route. Typically, to create highly bespoke fabrics. Just look out for a silk lining which will help keep you cool.

After a year or more of events we’d prefer to forget, there is something to be said for expressing yourself with a great dress. In my opinion, nothing else comes close to the joy a great dress can bring.

Designer Summer Dresses to Wear at Home or Abroad

Here are just three examples of great designer summer dresses on sale at A Good Frock.

Create a sense of drama with this summer orange tulle dress by Dolce and Gabbana. Perfect for making an entrance at any time of the day or night. Sophisticated and modern, it’s light-weight fabric folds beautifully. A genuine head turner. This dress is a size UK 12 / IT 44.

A striking find is this acid green couture dress by Giambattista Valli Couture. Beautifully constructed in a truly amazing fabric, this is another dress that can be worn day or night. It’s flattering shape and vibrant hues will ensure you stand out in a crowd for all the right reasons. This dress is a UK 8 / IT 40.

Finally a somewhat unusual piece by Dolce and Gabbana, this yellow and blue dress. It’s clever construction teams an overlay with a fitted dress. Beautifully made in fringed silk twill, it seems to take its inspiration from Sicilian summers. The print itself is outstanding. This dress is a size IT 46 / UK 14.

And there you have it – some dress inspiration. My take on designer summer dresses to wear at home or abroad. Nothing is more joyous than a great dress.