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Five of the high street's best white midi dresses

It's the summer style must-have, so make sure you have one in your wardrobe, says Katie Wright

Utility midi dress, £28, bag, £15.40 (was £22), Dorothy Perkins
Utility midi dress, £28, bag, £15.40 (was £22), Dorothy Perkins
Violette dress, £189, Hobbs
Spotted dress, £39.99, Zara
Midi dress, £30, Glamorous
Linen blend shirt dress, £39.50, Marks & Spencer
Denim midi dress, £20, Matalan

By Katie Wright

If there's one thing you should treat yourself to this season, you'd better make it a white midi dress.

Why? Because a pale frock with a hem that hits below the knee is your shortcut to warm weather chic and the answer to all your holiday-wardrobe dilemmas.

In fact, it looks like a lot of people have already jumped on the white dress bandwagon because we've got our first Zara summer bestseller on our hands - and it's not even technically summer yet.

The fast fashion retailer's flowing white and black spotted dress with three-quarter length sleeves has gone viral on Instagram, having been worn by a handful of in-the-know influencers and subsequently bought by lots of stylish shoppers.

The £39.99 buy is still in stock at the time of writing, but like all must-haves from the fashion behemoth, it will inevitably sell out, so where else can you satisfy your white frock cravings?

Luckily, there are plenty of other options in the shops. We're noticing a trend towards trench coat-style dresses with wrap fronts and tortoiseshell buttons, perfect for pairing with brown leather sandals and a straw bag. With tie belts and patch pockets, these easy-to-wear pieces will become a summer staple at home or abroad - whether you're on a city sightseeing break or a lazy beach vacation.

If you want a bit more coverage, try a crisp cotton or linen shirt dress with long sleeves, or a more structured wrap dress with heels for the office.

Here's where to shop for the season's best frocks...

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