We’ve been ‘lounging’ indoors for a while now, so here’s 42 dresses to live in this spring.
While a lounge wear two-piece has been the outfit de jour for months, a nod from the PM and I’m scrolling fashion sites. I’ve taken worn on repeat as far as it can go. Black has been my primary colour for months now. So it’s no surprise that a roadmap out of lockdown married with first sign’s of a blue sky and I am loopy for lighter, prettier dresses. Who’s with me?
We’ll obviously be indoors a little while longer so there’s time to plan a fresh new look for April. Here I’ve researched some high street dresses you can order online now. I’ve actually found 42 dresses to live in this spring! These will take you from school gate, to park bench, home desk and back again.
I love a denim dress all-year-round to be honest, but for spring it’s perfect. Such a versatile piece in the wardrobe, you can dress it up, down or somewhere in between. Simply add an ankle boot and trainers this spring and you’re good to go. The Marks and Spencer denim shirt dress below is fave. Design-wise it has a classic American feel to it, with the added benefit of an A-line skirt that flatters legs on display.
Meanwhile, if florals are your kind of print, you’re in luck. There’s a bunch of dresses out there, sporting ditzy prints or large blooms. A note if you’re petite, the latter could drown you, so opt for smaller prints. I found the most fantastic choice in Mango see below.
Perfect for outdoor afternoon tea, the easy-to-wear floral dress is fab with a blazer. Perfect a slightly edgier look? Put a leather jacket over your shoulders. You can still keep your kicks on, to make it playful. A floral dress also looks nice under a trench, paired with heels, or if you want to less formal, throw on a light jumper or sweatshirt.
This last set of ideas, include a number of oversized options. It’s a less formal approach, for sure, but a trend I am loving. Just be mindful that it can overpower your figure. You can add a belt and cinch in your waist if you want. Avoid wearing small accessories too or it will throw the overall look out of balance. If you’re going for a voluminous dress, keep your bag big, add chunky soled shoes, like platform sandals. Jewellery can be large too, think statement necklaces, earrings or a wide-brimmed hat.
If you like the oversized shirt styles below then these can also be worn open with a cami underneath and fluid wide-leg trousers, for a stylish look that suits most people. Draw attention or shade away with the use of clever colour choices underneath. Light colours draw attention, dark add shade.
That’s it from me this weekend. Hope you like the ideas. If you are feeling out of kilter after being in lockdown, and not sure where to start with your coming out wardrobe, see my services page. I am starting in-person appointments from the middle of April and there is an option to have appointments with the help of zoom video calls.
Have a great weekend.