Okay, so it's a rare occasion that I actually wear a dress but what with all the sunny weather that we have been experiencing recently, I have had to take the plunge. I guess it's just that I'm more of a trouser person, and I do own a vast array of culottes that normally work rather well on a warm day - however, on a couple of occasions it has been perhaps even too warm for those, and so I have saved my legs the trouble of getting incredibly warm by instead wearing a dress.
I'm pretty fussy when it comes to dresses (they can't be too short or too tight-fitting etc etc), but within my wardrobe there are a couple that I really am rather fond of, and that I thought I would talk a little about today...
|Dress - New Look (no longer available)|
Bag - Penguin
Sunglasses - Topshop
I actually bought this dress last year, for the sole purpose of taking it on my holiday to Italy. Therefore, after said holiday it was just sitting in my wardrobe - and seeing as it is quite a lovely little dress, I was actually quite excited to get to wear it again.
The style of this dress is actually really flattering, as it is more fitted at the top and then flows out at the bottom, which makes it perfect for a warm day because it isn't all that clingy. I also really love the pattern on the dress due to the fact that it really screams summer with it's leafy print; plus, as it was only from New Look I don't remember it costing all that much (because at the end of the day, dresses in New Look are pretty fairly priced).
To finish of the outfit, I decided to just wear a pair of black sandals, and also my beloved Penguin book bag because it's bright green colour really complements the colours of the dress. What's more, of course I also had to wear my new (well, reasonably new) sunglasses from Topshop - at the minute, Topshop honestly have such a great range of sunglasses, and I particularly love my ones due to their serious 90's vibes!
|Dress - Stradivarius (no longer available)|
Bag - M&S (no longer available)
I'm always quite partial to a shirt dress, but I do struggle to find one that I really love because so many shops only sell ones that look really short on me (which isn't very attractive at all). Therefore, this Stradivarius one is literally perfect as not only does it have a lovely pattern, but it is also longer at the back than the front - so I don't have a perpetual fear of showing my underwear off whenever I bend down in it.
I originally bought this dress for my holiday to Lanzarote earlier in the year, as the light material of this dress makes it perfect for a warm day, but it also looks rather lovely when worn on a nice day in the UK too! To create a more casual look, I finished the outfit off with my black Converse high-tops (although you can't see them in the photos, oops), and also my lovely lime green bag from M&S, which helped to add an extra pop of colour.
Although I would normally choose to wear trousers over a dress any day of the week, the warmer weather has really enabled me to change up my style a little bit. I have actually felt really comfortable wearing the two dresses I have mentioned in this post, and with a few accessories have been able to make them my own - which makes me feel pretty enthusiastic to wear them, and other dresses, on sunny days in the future!
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