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Express designs elegant dresses you'll reach for season after season. Designed in an array of prints and colours, this collection comprises breezy but elevated day dresses, alongside equally eye-catching options for evening events.

Cut to a flattering fit from fabrics like cotton, silk and lace, Express' dresses are as comfortable as they are stylish. Slip yours on with sandals or mules, and keep bold accessories to a minimum.

Whether your garment is cotton or cotton-blend, there is the possibility that it may shrink if not properly cared for. When it comes to cleaning cotton and cotton-blend materials, it is recommended to use a lower temperature wash at 30°C or below. Colored cotton garments should be turned inside out before washing. Gently stretch cotton to restore the original shape and air dry naturally.

Lace is a beautiful but delicate material, so it is best to check how to clean and care for it correctly in order to extend the life of your garment. If your lace becomes stained, it will need to be cleaned quickly as stains can stick to the lace fibres permanently if left untreated for too long. We advise hand washing your lace garment in warm water, unless specified on the item’s care label. Work the soapy water into the fabric, and leave to soak for around 30 minutes. Rinse well, and press out excess water. Avoid rubbing the lace fabric, instead use a gentle plunging action to remove any dirt or stains. Place on a clean, dry towel and press gently to remove excess water, and then lay flat to air dry naturally. If you do decide to clean lace in the washing machine using a gentle wash cycle, it is advised to first place it in a laundry bag to protect it from getting damaged.

Simple steps are required to prolong the life of luxurious silk garments, even if the silk percentage is low. Due to its very delicate nature, we advise carefully following the care instructions on each individual silk product. Some silk is ‘Dry Clean Only’, while other items may have ‘Dry Clean’ as the recommended cleaning method, but other methods may be used. It is advised to clean silk using a lower temperature to other fabrics, as hot water can affect the material’s natural properties and damage to the fibres. We also recommend selecting a specially-formulated silk detergent, which will be gentler on its natural proteins. Turn the item inside out, and soak for up to 30 minutes, then rinse with cool water to remove any remaining soap. Silk should not be tumble dried, and instead can be laid flat to dry naturally. If you need to clean in the machine, first place in a laundry bag, select a delicate, cold-water cycle and remove promptly once the cycle has finished to reduce wrinkles. If the care label on your silk item says that it can be ironed, then use a low iron setting and ideally iron while it is still slightly damp.

Discover the best midi, maxi and mini dresses from Express in our edit. Shop now for dresses that work for a variety of occasions.