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Summer dresses: 17 of the best to snap up this sale season

Photograph of woman standing on rooftop wearing a white dress.

If you've spent all summer at an endless rotation of functions, parties, and events, your wardrobe is probably feeling a little overworked. Your little black dresses have been flaunted, your summer maxis have been on show, and your flirty frocks have spent many an evening dancing the night away. It feels cruel to expect anything more from the dresses quietly dangling behind your closed wardrobe doors.

 
Thankfully, the David Jones clearance has begun. Your perfect opportunity to treat yourself to some of this season's hottest summer dresses. From elegantly understated pieces to throw on for casual barbecues, to more glamorous options for evening time, this season's clearance promises a vast collection of discounted designer pieces for every occasion. 

Scroll down to browse 17 of the best summer dresses, on sale now at David Jones.

For something special...

From luxurious printed silks at Aurelio Costarella and feminine florals at Strateas Carlucci, to bold strapless mini dresses at Dion Lee, you can now save on a great range of stunning evening attire in-store and online.

  • AURELIO COSTARELLA Rondine Dress
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    AURELIO COSTARELLA Rondine Dress

    Bold and feminine, this strapless party dress is perfect for all occasions. This luxurious printed silk dress features a moulded strapless bodice with a fitted waist juxtaposed against a voluminous pleated ball skirt.

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  • DION LEE Wool Levitation Dress
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    DION LEE Wool Levitation Dress

    A sleek strapless mini dress from Dion Lee with an off the shoulder sleeve detail and an overlay at the bust. A raw hem finish adds a modern touch and a centre back zip closure allows for easy wear.

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  • GINGER & SMART Oceanic Dress With Sleeve
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    GINGER AND SMART Oceanic Dress With Sleeve

    Inspired by the intricate skins of the Australian Lace Monitor lizard, this slim midi-length dress from Ginger & Smart features a graphic interpretation of this natural skin pattern and a sheer lace yoke designed to mimic the lines of the print.

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  • ROMANCE WAS BORN Devotion Pleated Dress
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    ROMANCE WAS BORN Devotion Pleated Dress

    A pleated flowing midi length A-line dress with dropped shoulders, full length bell sleeves and lettuce style edging. The front of the dress features a split crew neck with a tie.

  • JOSH GOOT Layered Georgette Long Sleeve Dress
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    JOSH GOOT Layered Georgette Long Sleeve Dress

    Designed to sit loosely on the body, this easy wearing dress from Josh Goot features long sleeves and split side seams to create movement. It's finished with a deep floral print, extended cuffs and self tie belt.

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  • ROMANCE WAS BORN Ave Maria Ruched Dress
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    ROMANCE WAS BORN Ave Maria Ruched Dress

    The Ave Maria Ruched Dress by Romance Was Born embodies timeless sophistication with a modern twist. It features a self tie at the neck, flared sleeves and shiny metallic sheen.

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  • STRATEAS CARLUCCI Harness Tier Dress
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    STRATEAS CARLUCCI Harness Tier Dress

    Crafted from wool, this slip dress from Strateas Carlucci is detailed with layered panels, a relaxed fit and harness straps that allows for adjustability and versatile styling.

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For lazy afternoons...

There's nothing easier than slipping into something chic and casual on a toasty summer's day. From textured crepes at Ellery and tailored classics

at Josh Goot, to vibrant digital prints at Romance Was Born, the David Jones clearance will revamp your everyday wardrobe for less.


  • ELLERY Crayon U Neck Raglan Dress
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    ELLERY Crayon U Neck Raglan Dress

    Relaxed and feminine, this textured crepe dress is perfect for day or evening. This timelessly chic dress features billowing raglan sleeves and a universally flattering scoop neckline.

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  • STRATEAS CARLUCCI Funnel Macro Dress
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    STRATEAS CARLUCCI Funnel Macro Dress

    Crafted from a soft cotton blend, this textured dress features a relaxed, oversized silhouette that's ideal for casual days.

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  • ROMANCE WAS BORN Hallmark Frill Dress
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    ROMANCE WAS BORN Hallmark Frill Dress

    The Hallmark Frill Dress features a bold mosaic print, draped panel at the waist, and a fluted skirt.

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  • GINGER & SMART Clearwater Sleeveless Dress
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    GINGER & SMART Clearwater Sleeveless Dress

    The Clearwater sleeveless dress in Italian jacquard is a versatile day dress in French navy or Sand. The jacquard is inspired by tidal currents and designed to run in vertical flattering lines. The fabric is silky yet durable and balances ease with luxury.

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  • ROMANCE WAS BORN Voodoo Code Dress
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    ROMANCE WAS BORN Voodoo Code Dress

    Stamped with an vibrant digital print with a high neckline and a knee length hemline, the Voodoo Code Dress by Romance Was Born can be dressed up or down and worn all year round.

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  • ELLERY Ines Crepe Tie Dress
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    ELLERY Ines Crepe Tie Dress

    The classic shirt dress is given a thoroughly modern makeover in this piece but ELLERY. The Shift silhouette is embellished with oversized neckties, gathered panels and hanging strips of fabric.

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  • GINGER & SMART Zephyr Shirt Dress
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    GINGER & SMART Zephyr Shirt Dress

    The Zephyr Shirt Dress is made from an Italian yarn dyed stripe viscose in sand navy and ivory stripes. The relaxed shirt maker style features a raglan sleeve and concealed button front opening.

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  • JOSH GOOT Tailored Apron Dress
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    JOSH GOOT Tailored Apron Dress

    A tailored apron style A-line halter dress in pinstripe wool featuring grosgrain ribbon ties at neck and back. Crafted from pure wool and lined in viscose.

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  • STRATEAS CARLUCCI Harness Slip Dress Botany
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    STRATEAS CARLUCCI Harness Slip Dress Botany

    Decorated with all over florals, this slip dress is detailed with a relaxed fit and harness straps that allows for adjustability and versatile styling.

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  • ELLERY Chicago Pinafore Dress
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    ELLERY Chicago Pinafore Dress

    A wardrobe classic gets a contemporary twist in the Ellery Chicago Pinafore Dress. This striking sleeveless dress is cut for a straight fit through the body and features a wraparound waist pocket with a collection of decorative buttons.

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