Gone are the days of dressing to impress others, dressing for yourself is the new normal this summer. Whether you’re at home or away, the sunny weather requires less-is-more dresses with long, free-spirited silhouettes and enchanting details to reawaken your femininity. Romantic styles by the likes of Stella McCartney and Zimmermann are appealing in floaty fabrics, organic textures and intricate Broderie Anglaise. From swishy long maxi dresses to lightweight hammered-cotton frocks, delicate details and natural textures take center stage this summer, allowing you to frolic in the sunshine with complete ease.

Photographed by Thomas Cooksey.

Wedding pictures

Dress, Zimmermann.

Dress, The Row. Sandals, Ancient Greek. Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane.

Dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim. Sandals, Jil Sander. Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane.

Dress, Jonathan Simkhai. Shoes, Iris & Ink. Necklace, Kenneth Jay Lane. Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane.

Dress, Lee Mathews. Sandals, Jil Sander. Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane.

Wedding pictures

Left: Dress, Stella McCartney. Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane.

Right: Dress, Temperley London. Sandals, Alberta Ferretti. Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane.

Art directed by: Liz Muller / Styled by: Bree Macara / Produced by: Bella Robinson / Hair and makeup by: Kristina Kullenberg / Directed by: Thomas Cooksey / Filmed by: Elin Cooksey / Model: Juli Kocemba @ Elite Copenhagen.