Ever wondered what your city says about your style? DP has been on a quest to discover the nation’s favourite dresses and enlisted the help of 12 fashionable bloggers from across the UK to showcase the top styles. Take inspiration from your city’s must-wear dress and discover our favourite picks!
London’s dress of choice is the versatile LBD – unsurprising seeing as it’s a city full of glam professionals and post-work socialising.
With film premieres, concerts, fashion shows and film sets galore, London is a great place to demonstrate fierce style. Pair your little black dress with some cut-out boots to give it the fashion edge!
Britain’s ocean city loves something light and dreamy in the form of a cami dress. We can see this working well with a denim jacket before hitting the harbour.
“Take your cami dress and head to the Barbican – it’s a great place for drinks in the sun at any time of the day and you’ll always bump into someone you know there!”
Birmingham girls like to take their style to great lengths in floor-sweeping maxi dresses. Try the simplicity of a jersey maxi finished with a little jacket and sandals – perfect for when a day of shopping with friends leads to cocktails in town.
Ally from Ally in Blunderland says: “Maxi dresses are so easy-to-wear and can be re-worked for any occasion, making them perfect for summer!”
Cardiff has capital city style and as a result has the most attention-grabbing style of dress!
Streamlined, silhouette-skimming and fabulously feminine, you can always rely on a bodycon dress to offer a stylish look.
Edinburgh is a region of iconic landmarks and as such its top dress is a classic style staple too. The shirt dress is soft, stylish and easy-to-wear – a versatile cut that can be worn for day or after-dark. Simply switch up your accessories to re-vamp your look.
Gillian from Elevator Musik says: "Take your shirt dress and head to the Meadows during the summer with a picnic and some friends."
Yorkshire's unofficial capital, Leeds is the ultimate mix of old and new which fits perfectly with the skater dress. Flirty, fun and feminine, this any-occasion, all-rounder is an easy-to-wear, day-to-dark style favourite.
Bridie of Upon My Sleeve says: “Skater dresses are made for dancing – be sure to be seen in yours at the O2 Academy – one of my favourite places”.
Newcastle can boast more listed buildings than any other city bar London and Bath which is why the classic, understated lace dress is its top purchase! Complete the luxurious lace look with suitably stylish jewellery and you've got a striking summer outfit.
Tasha from Hello Freckles says: “The place to debut your new lace dress would be Quayside – find an obliging roof terrace and drink in the sunshine!”
Capital for culture, capital for shopping, home to Robin Hood… Nottingham is a city that loves to be noticed and you won’t fail to do that in a big bold print.
Pair your printed dress with subtle accessories for maximum style impact!
Home to the world's oldest public library, Mancunians know their stuff – which is why the ever-classy midi is their style of choice! A must-have midi dress is the new need-it-now length of the season. Take your pick from our classic black lace midi bodycon, playful floral prints, or tube and cami silhouettes.
Sindy from Article 21 says: "Strut your midi around the Northern Quarter and discover new restaurants and quirky pop-up stores!"
This cosmopolitan city by the sea loves its throwback fashion, which makes its style of choice the shift dress – how fitting! Look out for bold prints, short hems and pretty fabrics – all key ingredients of the perfect shift dress!
Fiona from fifimcgee.co.uk says: “My perfect day out is Brighton Pier on a sunny day. Shift dress, shades, a little clutch bag, and lots of candy floss!”
From the medieval to the modern era, Norwich has a rich tapestry of historical buildings that make its pretty choice of pastel dresses ideal for its surroundings. Toughen up sugary sweet shades with leather biker jackets and chunky boots for extra style points!
Belfast street style is sharp, sleek and trend-driven making the pencil dress it’s perfect pairing. Whether you need to upgrade your 9-5 wardrobe or impress on a hot date, a pencil dress will always look the part.