9 best bodice dresses for women 2022

9 bodice dresses perfect for adding a put-together touch to your spring outfits

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They’re the low-maintenance, high-impact dress your warm-weather wardrobe had no idea it needed.

In the pantheon of easy-breezy dresses that require minimal effort but impart a healthy helping of sartorial prowess, few do it better than bodice dresses.

These are frocks that offer the slightest and most subtle of cinches into the waist, without constricting the body. All they need is a chic up-do, the most gentle sweeps of make-up and a simple – but statement-making bag, and they’re ready to do all of the talking for you.

And really, on the first weekend when the British sunshine is promising – touch wood – to make an appearance, it would be rude not to go all out with your wardrobe choices. So here, we’ve rounded up the best bodice dresses to take you from desk-to-dusk with minimal effort. 

  • Reformation Belgium linen dress

    Best bodice dresses for women 2022
    Reformation Belgium linen dress

    What Reformation doesn’t know about dresses isn’t worth knowing. Take this simple crisp white bodice dress for instance; simply add your favourite go-to heels and a statement lip for a straightforward spring ensemble.

    Shop Reformation Belgium linen dress, £248

  • Fiorucci Alpine Angels bodice dress

    Best bodice dresses for women 2022
    Fiorucci Alpine Angels bodice dress

    Fiorucci’s propensity for fun and bright bursts of highlighter hues makes it a go-to for any and all seasonal style updates. We’ll be reaching for this minty-toned bodice dress.

    Shop Fiorucci Alpine Angels bodice dress, £117

  • Never Fully Dressed white cherry dress

    Best bodice dresses for women 2022
    Never Fully Dressed white cherry dress

    This easy-breezy white midi dress is a balmy day’s sartorial dream. Allow the ruched bodice to do all of the talking for you, while you style it with minimal accessories.

    Shop Never Fully Dressed white cherry dress, £89

  • Asos shirred floral bodice dress

    Best bodice dresses for women 2022
    Asos shirred floral bodice dress

    Don’t let the concept of maxi dresses scare you; lean into the bohemian feel of them by pairing with your chunkiest sandals for an easy and effortless ensemble.

    Shop Asos shirred floral bodice dress, £27

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