I Just Popped Into Mango On My Lunch Break and WOW, the Dresses

There aren’t many high street destinations that get it so consistently right as Mango. The Spanish brand has always stuck to its design-led formula of affordable, beautiful staples, touching on trends along the way. And while others wavered (R.I.P Topshop), Mango’s popularity and reputation for being a go-to among fashion people (and women everywhere) has only solidified in recent years. The luxe imagery, the inclusive sizing and model choice, the more responsible ‘Committed’ collection and, of course, the stylish but classic pieces have won us all over. 

Monikh wears this Mango dress which is coming soon. 

Because of this, it’s one of the few high street stores I always try and pop into if I walk past. In general I’m much more of an online shopper these days— the less unflattering changing room light and stressful Oxford Street crowds the better, if you ask me— but I just can’t help being lured into Mango by the chic offering. 

Usually I leave with a range of pieces added to my wish list— from linen shirting to leather sandals— but when I ducked in on my lunch break earlier this week, there was one standout category that impressed me the most: dresses. The rails were full of easy, polished styles— the kind of dresses you could feel comfortable wearing to the office in a heatwave, as well as the kind that get you excited for far-off holidays.  

Monikh shows us how to style a knitted Mango dress for summer.  

The best part about Mango’s current dress offering, though, is that most don’t play into the trends of the moment— instead they feel classic in ways and unique in others (and you’d be forgiven for thinking they were designer if you walked past them on the street). Yes, there’s a number of pretty floral dresses you can wear to everything from weddings to the park, but the prints feel more considered than generic. There’s also interesting knitted styles (cotton, don’t worry), out-of-the-ordinary silhouettes like maxis and cut-outs, and a refined colour palette ranging from neutrals to bold hues. All of which are features that make a high street piece feel much more expensive. Mango’s risks pay off, and it’s rather refreshing.  

Below you’ll see the twenty-five mango dresses I love most for this summer— some of which I saw in store and some I stumbled across on the website. All of them, though you’ll bring out summer after summer. Keep scrolling to shop

I couldn’t resist buying this to wear to a number of weddings I have this year— but I’ll style it for the office too. 

Just a hint of cut-outs keeps this dress feeling luxe. 

I love the back-detailing on this one. 

I can imagine floating along a beach in this dress, but as you can see it also works withe strappy heels for dinner dates. 

This is such a reliable dress you’ll turn to again and again. 

A mini that feels grown-up. 

Another excellent summer occasion dress. 

A weekend dress that doubles up as a beach cover-up. 

This is an easy way to tap into the maxi dress trend. 

I can imagine slinking around mediterranean towns in this dress. 

Sexy but also comfortable. 

This comes with a lining so you can wear it in the city too. 

How expensive does this colour look?

This feels like something Kendall Jenner would wear. 

A great beach to bar dress. 

The whole Who What Wear UK team love this dress. 

So light and airy— perfect for staying chic on humid summer days. 

If you told me this dress was designer I’d believe you. 

Such a refreshing shade of blue. 

A great wedding-guest option. 

This is the kind of versatile dress you pull out on busy mornings. 

This would look so good with tan leather accessories. 

I’m so into this chocolate brown shade for summer. 

Look closely and you’ll see the pretty embroidered detailing and delicate bows on the straps. 

This can also be worn as a wrap dress with a less revealing neckline. 

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