Plain Dresses

We’re celebrating the simplicity of women’s plain dresses, able to be dressed down for casual days and effortlessly elevated with accessories and bold prints for going out. Shop mini, midi and maxi dresses with puff sleeves and more.
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Trending women’s plain dress styles

There’s nothing plain and boring about our plain dresses, always in style and able to be dressed up or down to suit the occasion. Plain dresses can go solo, kept casual with flat shoes and minimal accessories, or be taken to the next level with statement earrings, leather belts, sun hats, scarves and trending bags with bold patterns and eye-catching designs.

Get back to basics with our long sleeve shirt dresses, short sleeve dresses and sleeveless dresses to see you through every season in a simple style.

Finding a plain dress that fits you best

From mini to midi, square neck to v-neck to crew neck, it can be tricky to find a style and size that fits you perfectly when shopping online. We’ve made things easier for you by creating a handy Size Guide to convert your measurements into Sussan clothing sizes. Just:

  1. Click on your favourite dress and tap the ‘What’s My Size?’ icon.
  2. Use our tips to measure your bust, waist and hips.
  3. Click on the size chart to see what your measurements are in Sussan sizes.

The perfect length

Find a plain dress that’s the right length for any occasion at Sussan. Mini dresses hit above the knee and are your go-to playful length for fun parties, beach-to-bar events and summer days spent shopping and having brunch with friends. The midi dress is a true all-rounder, able to take you from a slow market morning to work to a dressy dinner date with ease. Maxi dresses are super feminine and can be dressed up with heels for formal events, garden parties and weddings or dressed down with sandals for casual weekends. Their loose fit also makes them a dream to float around the home on off-duty days.

Plain slip dresses for everyday errands

Plain slip dresses are a staple summer dress; the easiest, breeziest style to slip on and go about your day in. Discover Sussan linen slip dresses to add to your wishlist that embody casual sophistication with modern silhouettes, feminine detailing and seasonal colours. So comfy and easy to elevate with belts, jewellery, hats and more.

How to style a plain dress

Whether you want to keep them sweet and simple or have fun contrasting them with prints, accessories and textural add-ons, a plain dress gives you plenty of everyday options. Try styling:

  • A shirt dress unbuttoned over a cami with denim shorts
  • A shift dress with a woven belt and colourful print scarf
  • A linen ruffle hem dress with a cropped blazer and heels
  • A smock dress with a Panama hat and beaded jewellery for that trendy boho look
  • A linen mini dress slipped under a bold print jacket

Where can I wear a plain dress

Dress them up or dress them down - the power of plain dresses is that they give you the ultimate versatility to mix and match with other pieces of clothing and accessories so that you can wear them anywhere.

Head to brunch in a knit dress, kept simple with plain accessories or enhanced with a bold print bag. Go for modern silhouettes and darker colours for the workplace and save the bright ruffle hem dresses and puff sleeve dresses for weekends and off-duty days to wear with colourful hair accessories, hats and woven sandals. Linen smocks and shift dresses are just the thing to keep you cool and casual around the house.

Elevate a plain dress for formal evenings by sliding into some heels, adding a crossbody purse and slipping on some tasteful gold earrings or a multi-layered necklace.

Plain dresses in various materials

Our linen dresses combine softness and style with effortless simplicity. Discover 100% traceable linen dresses with pretty details like shirred waistbands and keyhole button closures. We’ve also got linen and cotton blend dresses that combine the refined look of linen with the ultra-softness and wrinkle-resistant properties of cotton for an easy wardrobe staple you can just throw on and go any day of the week.

How to accessorise a plain dress

Plain dresses let you get creative with accessories that add colour, pattern and texture. Here are just some of the ways you can use accessories to spice up a simple dress:

  • Add a leather or woven belt to a loose-fit smock to give your waist definition and create a flattering feminine silhouette.
  • Make a statement with some drop earrings, a bold ring or a beaded necklace that pops against plain colours.
  • Slip on a straw Panama hat with a linen dress and sandals.
  • Pop on some oversized tortoise sunglasses to go with a shirt dress and tote bag on casual days.
  • Add a burst of colour to a plain dress with a vibrant headband or hair claw.
  • Layer your plain dresses with print scarves in the summer and winter

Can I wear a plain dress to a formal event?

Absolutely! Plain dresses look smart and sophisticated when worn solo to formal events but can also be the perfect blank canvas for layering with accessories and other wardrobe favourites. The little black dress is a wardrobe classic but you can elevate it to the next level by adding a few pieces of gold jewellery, some heels and a chic clutch. Turn your plain dress into suitable workwear by slipping it under a fitted blazer to give it a little extra structure and style. You can add interest to plain dresses by choosing interesting designs such as a wrap dress or tiered dress with features like puff sleeves, ruched necklines and frill hems.

Find your next big event dress at Sussan and checkout online with free delivery over $80 in Australia and New Zealand.

What kind of fabric is a plain dress made out of?

Like print dresses, plain dresses can be crafted from a wide variety of materials and blends. Sussan plain dresses have you covered for every season with quality fabrics that are soft, comfy and durable. Fall in love with linen with our new in collection featuring pure linen fabrications and linen/cotton blends that are lightweight and breathable, perfect for flaunting in the summer or for layering in the winter.

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