There's just something special about the summer dress - no other item can so easily signify a season of frivolity, freedom and fun.
And we've fallen in love with the new collection from Topshop.
With dresses to suit any budget and every possible warm-weather occasion (Monday morning meetings and late-night BBQs all covered here), a trip to the high-street staple is sure to be the start of a summer romance.
From lightweight strappy numbers for sweltering days, to asymmetric designs that'll flash some flesh in the evening (à la Karlie Kloss' Cannes sensation), Topshop's got the pieces your friends will wish they'd bought first.
As editor of Vogue Alexandra Shulman once said, the summer dress "allows you to dream" - and that's exactly the spirit captured in Topshop's new SS15 video.
'Summer of Love', styled by Poppy Kain and shot by videographer Leigh Johnson, follows twin models Ruth and May Bell as they live our their dreamy, girly summer in floaty Victoriana maxi dresses.
Topshop's limited edition maxi dress in nude and ivory colourways, will be available exclusively on topshop.com and in their Oxford Circus and 5th Avenue stores, priced at £85.
The perfect pieces for sun, fun and festivals abroad - scroll through our pick of the best dresses from Topshop's high summer collection below: