Best green dresses: From mini to maxi and petite to plus sizes, these are the styles to shop
Embrace color this season with the best green dresses
The runways were filled with some of the best green dresses we've ever seen. Whatever the occasion this season, ensure everyone is green with envy, as you'll be the belle of any ball in these frocks.
A notoriously tricky color to wear, green is one of fashion's favorite hues this season. Adorning dresses of all silhouettes, whether you opt for sage, emerald, or Kermit the frog green, this is the color to add to your summer wardrobe. Taking on the forms of the key fashion trends 2022, the best green dresses range from dramatic trapeze shapes to summer-ready maxis and daring mini dresses, ensuring there is a green frock for every taste.
Seen across both fashion and homeware trends in recent months, green is a powerful and emotive color, signaling peace and inner calm, as well as evoking nature. A color linked to growth, this mood-boosting bright is ideal for channeling the dopamine dressing trend for bright color clothes reflecting a more cheery attitude. From designer buys to straight-to-market finds, these are our favorite green dresses.
Best green dresses - selected by our fashion team
One of the biggest fashion color trends 2022, there were green dresses shown on the runway across all major fashion cities. From the likes of Elie Saab and Tod's, this is the hue to be seen in this season. If you've already investigated, 'what color suits me' and are not sure green's your color, opt for a scarf or a statement necklace in a more flattering hue to ensure the green doesn't sit right next to your face.
Best green maxi dresses
When it comes to the best summer dresses, a maxi length is often at the top of our shopping list. Ideal for what to wear to a wedding, or for a beach vacation, this versatile silhouette is one to love year after year. From floor-length iterations, to ankle-skimming styles, these green maxi dresses are sure to up your style game this summer.
Massimo Dutti Short Sleeve Maxi Dress
RRP: $129 / £89.99 | In 100% cotton, this easy-to-wear dress is ideal for warmer days. With a waist-flattering drawcord design for an adjustable fit, and a breezy kimono sleeve, this dress will work for a range of body types. Neckline too low? Add a fitted camisole underneath in a neutral hue.
Maje Smocked Satin Maxi Dress
RRP: $415 / £299 | Thanks to the empire line cut and waist smock detailing, this is one of the most stylish dresses to hide a tummy. Crafted in elegant satin fabric for a luxurious finish, this dress will see you through a season of summer occasions. Pair with your best designer heels.
Cortana Silk-Seersucker Wrap Dress
RRP: $666 / £579 | Cortana's expertly crafted dresses are worth the price tag and we love the sleek silhouette of this design. Packed full of subtle features, we love the V-back, curve-loving tie waist and elbow-length sleeves. Team this dress with your best sandals and a smart clutch.
2. Best green midi dresses
The best midi dresses are always a wardrobe winner. Solving the majority of our sartorial meltdowns, there are very few occasions that a midi dress won't work for. Whether you're after one of the best green dresses to add to your summer work outfits or are wondering what to wear to a christening - these green midi dresses can be easily styled up or down to suit your needs. In bold hues of Kermit and emerald, you're sure to dazzle in the summer sun.
Boden Green Full Skirt Jersey Dress
RRP: $160 / £110 | Full skirted, this green dress features a universally flattering fit and flare shape. In a comfortable jersey fabric, the fluted sleeves are ideal for those looking for upper arm coverage. Add a contrasting belt to highlight a waist.
Reiss Green Halter Neck Dress
RRP: $400 / £248 | Looking for the best bridesmaid dresses? This pleated, emerald green dress is ideal for twirling on the dancefloor. The strap detail is flattering for a smaller bust - adding curves, while the high waist cut will elongate torsos.
The Vampire's Wife The Falconetti Dress
RRP: $2,217 / £1,595 | If you're a fan of Kate Middleton's dresses, then you might already recognize The Falconetti dress. A bestseller, this frock is one of the best mother of the groom dresses too, as the shift silhouette is a flattering and timeless cut.
3. Best green mini dresses
This season the fashion trends were all about extremes, meaning that the runways were packed with as many minis dresses as they were maxi dresses. The best green mini dresses are here to get you vacation-ready. A more relaxed silhouette, mini dresses come in a range of lengths too. Whether you're happy with a thigh-skimming style or want a design that sits just above the knee, there is a green mini dress for all.
Mango Flowy Floral Mini Dress
RRP: $49.99 / £29.99 | Available up to a size 26, this green floral print dress is a great piece for a summer vacation. The attractive faux wrap shape with waisted design will help to skim stomachs and highlight curves. Team with your best beach bag and you're good to hit the sand.
Reformation Laylin Mini Dress
RRP: $218 / £218 | Made from sustainable viscose, this lightweight dress stands out for its expert finishes. Drawing inspiration from Victoriana fashion, the dress features front button detailing, puff sleeves, and a tailored V-waistline, adding a modern finish to a mini dress.
Karen Millen Cap Sleeve Mini Dress
RRP: $186 / £109 | For a structured green dress, opt for this iteration from British clothing brand, Karen Millen. The fitted bodice and capped sleeves are given an industrial twist with silver hardware detailing. Wear this look for the office teamed with your best blazer and loafers.
Best green petite dresses
The best petite dresses know that it's not just about shorter hemlines. Clothing specifically cut for petite frames needs torso sizes altered too. As brands diversify their category offerings, both plus size and petite collections have expanded, and thankfully there are plenty of trend-led iterations too.
Nobody's Child Petite Callie Midi Dress
RRP: £49 (International Delivery) | Embrace green floral dresses this summer with this flowing midi dress. The frill hem and tie detailing give the look a little more structure and we love the color combination of green and pink here. A midi length design that will fit shorter statures - hurrah.
Karen Millen Petite Belted Dress
RRP: $300 / £175 | With a form-fitting bodice, this collared dress, with A-line skirt is a chic design for the summer. We love the combination of green and white, evocative of summer sports, while the statement buttons elevate this dress to occasion wear, offering a vintage feel.
Boden Trim Detail Midi Dress
RRP: $160 / £110 | Lean into this summer's cottagecore trend with a feminine, frill-trimmed floral dress. The scoop neck and elasticated cuffs will keep you comfortable throughout warmer months, while the tie waist detail helps to draw the eye in, highlighting hourglass curves.
5. Best green plus size dresses
When it comes to the best plus size clothing brands, there are certainly more options than ever before. When it comes to the best green dresses, expect a varied range of options that cover occasion and casual categories, and come in a host of green hues. Look to specialist plus size brands that understand how to cut for curves.
Phase Eight Tabitha Maxi Dress
RRP: $405 / £255 | Phase Eight is infamous for its occasion dresses and this stunning forest green iteration is an excellent choice for wedding guests this season. The wrap style bodice, floral beading and angel sleeves give this dress an elegant finish. Team with simple black accessories for a romantic finish.
Torrid Sleeveless Shirt Dress
RRP: $69.50 (International Delivery) | Looking for one of the best beach cover-ups? This soft and stretchy olive green dress has throw-on-and-go appeal. The V-neck line is great for larger busts, while the tie detailing gives this design waist definition. The added gold chain detailing keeps this look on-trend.
Liquorish Plunge Sage Maxi Dress
RRP: $91 / £75 | One of the best plus size dresses, this sage green frock has a figure-enhancing, empire line cut, framing the bust before the skirt skims elegantly over hips, midriff and thighs. For a contoured and streamlined fit, wear with the best plus size shapewear and finish with barely-there sandals and neutral clutch.
Rivkie is a fashion editor, writer and stylist with over fifteen years' experience in the industry. Having studied design and pattern cutting at the London College of Fashion, Rivkie fell in love with styling and journalism, covering fashion weeks in London, Paris and New York.
Specialising in plus size fashion, Rivkie has long championed that style is for everyBODY and has been a regular talking head on a host of radio stations and television shows, pushing for greater representation for plus size women and fashion throughout her career.
- Maya Sargent Graduate writer
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