Soaring temperatures, sweaty days and beaming sun rays are all part of the Australian summer experience. It’s the time of year we reach for cooler clothes in our wardrobe to beat the heat, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice fashion for function! Summer is the perfect time to highlight your best new sundresses and experiment with new trends, all the while expressing your unique sense of style.

Summer Dresses for Your 2022

So, what are the best summer style tips for 2022 in Melbourne& beyond? As expected, the casual summer dress is guaranteed to become a staple in your wardrobe. This year, Australian fashion labels are playing with everything from bright patterns to earthy neutral tones.

At Venom Emilio, we have a varied collection of the best summer dresses to suit any taste or occasion. Whether you are looking for something to wear day-to-day, or searching for that special outfit to wear on a night out, we are sure to have something for you.

Here are 13 of the best summer dress options for you to explore this summer in Melbourne and across Australia!

1. Ray of Sunshine Summer Dress - $89.95

Showcase your best Melbourne style this summer with our Ray of Sunshine Dress. With a square neckline and cascading block colours to help you stand out, this eye-catching design is made of 100% rayon for a soft, relaxed feel and fit. Whether worn on or off the shoulder, this piece is perfect for making a statement this summer and can be dressed up or down to suit a range of occasions.

Ray of Sunshine Summer Dress

2. Molly Stripe Cotton Dress - $109.95

Looking for a versatile summer dress to add to your wardrobe? Check out our Molly Stripe Cotton Dress and enjoy one of our best sundresses for 2022. With long adjustable sleeves, frill and tiered detail, a collared design and stripe material, this look can be paired with sandals or sneakers to create a look all its own. Not only does it have an easy, relaxed fit, but it is breastfeeding friendly for the fashionable mum on the go!

Molly Stripe Cotton Dress

3. Paisley Wrap Dress - $99.95

Channel that feminine look in Melbourne this summer with our Paisley Wrap Dress. The ideal addition to any summer collection, this sundress can be paired with a range of accessories to suit any style. Designed with the best quality printed rayon and maxi length, this outfit is the perfect blend of comfort and flair. With its wrap detail, V neckline, paisley print and frill curved hem, enjoy the delicate playfulness of this popular summer dress. 

4. Nicole Linen Maxi Summer Dress - $99.95

When you need a mixture of function and fashion this season in Melbourne, our Nicole Linen Maxi Dress is the perfect choice. Effortlessly chic, this summer dress is ideal for the Australian summer with its 100% cotton design, tiered detail skirt, full elastic back shirring and maxi length. Enjoy the practical front buttons, side pockets and adjustable shoe-string straps all while embracing the feminine, summery colours. Mix and match with a range of accessories to add your own personal style to this versatile look for the 2022 summer season.

Nicole Linen Maxi Summer Dress

5. Paisley Frill Hem Dress - $79.95

We love a baby doll look that offers the best summer vibes, and our Paisley Frill Hem Dress is an ideal choice for summer in Melbourne this year. With its shirred full elastic back, frill hem, adjustable thin straps and side pockets, this outfit is practical as well as stylish. Enjoy the relaxed fit and range of available sizes. Using paisley printed linen to achieve a unique look, this piece is among one of our best sundresses for 2022.

Paisley Frill Hem Dress

6. Poppy Wrap Summer Dress - $89.95

This popular summer dress is a wardrobe essential for the Australian summer. With its V neckline, short flounce sleeve, frill hemline and wrap detail, the Poppy Wrap Dress is an elegant, feminine design ready to add a pop of colour and summer style to any personal collection. Try pairing it with a nude heel or simple white sneakers to experiment with different takes on this versatile sundress for any occasion while you are out in Melbourne.

Poppy Wrap Summer Dress

7. Carousel Colour Block Dress - $89.95

Bring the best summer vibes to any Melbourne occasion with our Carousel Colour Block Dress. With head-turning block colours, this look will make sure you stand out from the crowd this season. This look also has a practical element, adorned with functional front buttons and side pockets, while its tiered colour block skirt and sleeveless, midi length design offers a summery sense of style. Made with 100% cotton, beat the Australian summer heat with this cool, comfortable piece.

Carousel Colour Block Dress

8. Tia Life of Line Tiered Shirt Dress - $89.95

Every girl needs a versatile piece they can rely on throughout the summer season in Melbourne this year. With our Tia Life of Line Tiered Shirt Dress, you can opt to wear it alone or as a layer over skinny jeans, leggings or knee-high boots to mix things up all year long. Its traditional shirt neckline, elbow-length sleeves and high low hemline allow for a casual look that can easily transform into a chic outfit for any occasion. Made with 100% rayon and boasting a tiered detail back, this sundress not only looks but feels amazing to wear.

Tia Life of Line Tiered Shirt Dress

9. Ave Sangria B Belted Maxi Dress - $119.95

This beautiful fitted linen dress is perfect for the Australian summer in Melbourne. The Ave Sangria B Belted Maxi Dress has a defined V neckline, thick straps, and fabric belt to offer a dramatic, stylish look. Furnished with a back zipper and convenient pockets, this popular summer dress is as functional as it is fashionable. Enjoy the midi-length design and gathered skirt detail for an on-trend look this summer.

Ave Sangria B Belted Maxi Dress

10. Ave Vintage Jersey Slip Dress - $89.95

Made of 100% cotton, the Ave Vintage Jersey Slip Dress is one of our best sundresses for the Australian summer in 2022. This fitted sleeveless piece has a raw edge seam and side splits for a textured look, as well as a scoop neckline and panel hem detail for a complete chic look. With an easy pull-on design, this outfit is sure to be in heavy rotation in your wardrobe this summer.

Ave Vintage Jersey Slip Dress

11. Savannah Dress-Sass $79.96

Who doesn’t love a flowing tiered shape on a sundress? The Savannah Dress-Sass is a perfect blend of Australian summery style and casual elegance. With its midi length and tiered body, this outfit is ideal for making that seamless transition from work to play, where you can find even more style for your money with the reversible features. Available in a variety of sizes, this beautiful piece is a must-have for the Melbourne summer scene in 2022.

Savannah Dress-Sass

12. Mia Summer Dress - $69.95

Everyone needs a pull-on-and-go sundress for the Australian summer season. The Mia Dress is a stylish, simple design offering a flattering silhouette with minimal effort. You can even dress this look up or down to suit any occasion. With its square neckline, puff sleeves, tiered skirt and fabric self-tie, this gorgeous sundress is a popular choice for summer in Melbourne this year.

Mia Summer Dress

13. Dhalia Maxi Summer Dress - $129.00

Look pretty in pastel this summer with the Dhalia Maxi Dress. Perfect for those casual Australian summer days, weekend adventures or even a night out on the town with the right accessories, this sundress comes complete with adjustable shoulder straps and side pockets for convenience. This lightweight, fitted outfit is made of 100% cotton and offers a relaxed fit, perfect for a breezy look in the warm Australian weather.

Dhalia Maxi Summer Dress

For More of the Best Australian Summer Dresses for 2022 Shop Online with Venom Emilio

These 13 summer dress ideas are just the beginning when you shop online with Venom Emilio this summer season. To discover more of the best sundresses on offer in Australia, check out our extensive collections to explore a range of designs to suit your own personal style. Explore our best new arrivals, sundress collections, accessories, and sale items to keep up to date with our latest news, product releases and sale opportunities in Melbourne.

Delivering across Australia, shop online and buy two dresses, get 50% off your second purchase! Learn more about what we can add to your online shopping experience with our shipping and pickup options, as well as our simple to use buy now and pay later services. Make the most of your time shopping with Venom Emilio by reading more about us, our policies and our rewards options.

If you have any queries or want to learn more about the summer dresses and styles that we can offer, contact us on (03) 9380 8377 or via email at and we will be in touch to shortly with you as soon as we can.