Summer fashion 2022 UK: 11 mixed dresses

11 mixed-print dresses for when you just can’t pick one

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When one print just isn’t enough, why not mix two, three or even four together to make a real statement? From Rixo to Asos, these are our favourite picks.

Florals, polka dots and gingham are all some of our favourite fashion prints. And while they make up a good proportion of our summer wardrobe – and will even see us through the colder seasons with the right tights, boots and jumpers – sometimes the full block print can just feel a little, well… drab.

Always on the hunt for something fun, fresh and a little bit funky, we’re gravitating towards mixed-print dresses this year, because what’s better than one design? Two (or more) for that extra patterned pizzazz. Yes, it may look like you’ve cut up your favourite dresses and sewn various bits back together, but that’s the whole point. Wouldn’t life be a little bit easier without having to choose between so many options, after all? 

Whether you’re looking for a wedding guest outfit, something for that upcoming barbecue or just a dress to wear day-in day-out for many moons to come, a mixed-print dress should certainly be on your radar. And when paired with crisp white trainers, an ankle boot or even your favourite strappy sandals, it really can work for any occasion. Even better, as there’s already a lot going on in the dress itself, you don’t even have to worry about accessorising – it’s quite the cheat sheet for those short on time. 

Rixo is of course one of the first brands that springs to mind, being the OG of clashing contrasting prints in a cool yet curated way. But it hasn’t taken long for the likes of Asos, Warehouse and Nobody’s Child to quickly catch on, and now there’s a whole host of options available to suit every budget and style.

So, if you’re after a stylish stripe combined with a feminine floral – or even a hint of animal print – then look no further as we’ve found our favourites below. 

  • Asos Design slinky maxi dress in mix print stars and spots in black

    Woman wearing black and white printed dress with one side star print and the other polka dots
    Women's mixed print dresses: ASOS Design slinky maxi dress in mix print stars and spots in black

    Monochrome in colour, with just a slight hint of green for that extra pop, this black and white dress is a subtle nod to the mixed-print style. Polka dot on one half and star print on the other, it’s easy to miss but is certainly there.

    Shop Asos Design slinky maxi dress in mix print stars and spots in black, £38

  • Nobody’s Child floral round neck midi tea dress

    woman wearing mixed print dress, one side dark floral, one side light floral pattern
    Women's mixed print dresses: Nobody’s Child Floral Round Neck Midi Tea Dress

    Mixed-print dresses don’t always have to include two clashing prints. Just like this option, some dresses contrast the same patterns in different colourways. Rejoice, floral fans.

    Shop Nobody’s Child Floral Round Neck Midi Tea Dress at M&S, £69

  • River Island pink floral maxi dress

    woman wearing pink and cream floral mixed print dress
    Women's mixed print dresses: River Island Pink Floral Maxi Dress

    For anyone after a mixed-print dress that complements rather than contrasts, this River Island option may be just the ticket. A fully floral design, the pink patches add to the statement in a subtle and sophisticated way.

    Shop River Island Pink Floral Maxi Dress, £52

  • Asos Design Curve mixed-print shirred midi tea dress with bubble sleeve

    woman in dark floral and polka dot mixed print dress
    Women's mixed print dresses: ASOS Design Curve mixed print shirred midi tea dress with bubble sleeve

    Black is an often overlooked colour when it comes to summer wardrobes, but this dress is just one example of how these darker hues shouldn’t be ruled out in the warmer months.

    Shop Asos Design Curve mixed-print shirred midi tea dress with bubble sleeve, £44

  • Rixo Calabria paisley stamp mix tie-back maxi dress

    woman wearing pastel mixed printed midi dress
    Women's mixed print dresses: Rixo Calabria Paisley Stamp Mix Tie-Back Maxi Dress

    In pastel tones for a light and summer-ready style, this Rixo option reminds us of why the brand is heralded for its prints – combining four different designs effortlessly. 

    Shop Rixo Calabria Paisley Stamp Mix Tie-Back Maxi Dress, £265

  • Asos Design A-line skater mini dress with bow detail in mixed spot floral print

    woman wearing print floral mini dress with black and white polka dot box on chest
    Women's mixed print dresses: Asos Design A-line skater mini dress with bow detail in mixed spot floral print

    Whether for a wedding guest outfit, date night dress or for going out-out on the town, this dress is certainly bringing the drama. With florals, bows and polka dots all wrapped up in a mini-length style, it’s certainly going to turn heads. 

    Shop Asos Design A-line skater mini dress with bow detail in mixed spot floral print, £38

  • Warehouse embroidery gingham mix midi dress

    woman wearing midi length cream dress with navy emboridery and gingham check panels
    Women's mixed print dresses: Warehouse Embroidery Gingham Mix Midi Dress

    It’s giving Little House On The Prairie crossed with influencer chic vibes, and we’re obsessed. Neutral in tone, the navy embroidery adds a lovely touch of detail while the gingham breaks it up with a slightly harder edge. 

    Shop Warehouse Embroidery Gingham Mix Midi Dress, £95.20

  • Vila Curve Exclusive midi wrap dress in mixed floral and leopard print

    woman wearing contrasting animal print wraparound dress
    Women's mixed print dresses: Vila Curve Exclusive midi wrap dress in mixed floral and leopard print

    Fun and fierce, an animal print is never too hard to find. But, contrasted with a floral trim and that’s certainly something new. This wraparound dress is sure to garner compliments, mixing two of our favourite designs in one. 

    Shop Vila Curve Exclusive midi wrap dress in mixed floral and leopard print at Asos, £42

  • River Island Plus spliced floral midi dress in bright pink

    woman wearing contrasting pink floral long sleeve dress
    Women's mixed print dresses: River Island Plus spliced floral midi dress in bright pink

    Another fabulous floral, this time in a bold pink. Long sleeved, midi in length and with a slight front slit, it’s certainly one to be worn all year round. 

    Shop River Island Plus spliced floral midi dress in bright pink at Asos, £45

  • Warehouse patchwork check knit dress

    woman wearing blue and green contrasting check print dress
    Women's mixed print dresses: Warehouse Patchwork Check Knit Dress

    Cool, clean and crisp, this check print dress is eye-grabbing, to say the least. Contrasting in sizes, colours and shapes, it’s great for those not fussed about florals. 

    Shop Warehouse Patchwork Check Knit Dress, £68

  • River Island mixed-print ruffle maxi dress

    woman wearing black and white contrasting polka dot dress
    Women's mixed print dresses: River Island Mixed Print Ruffle Maxi Dress-black

    Another subtle mixed print with small and large polka dots, this monochrome option is great for those just dipping their toes into the trend. 

    Shop River Island Mixed Print Ruffle Maxi Dress-black at Very, £38

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