I firmly believe that every female needs at least one dress in their wardrobe that can be rolled out for any occasion. Whether that means a last-minute wedding outfit, an impromptu garden party (can you tell I’m dreaming of brighter days?) or even a christening, it should cover you for any eventuality.
This Spring/Summer the high street is filled with pretty pastels, bright florals and lots of monochrome, so you’re guaranteed to find the colour and fit for you. I’ve picked out a few of my favourites.
The S/S13 catwalks were awash with floral-printed dresses and the shops are no different. Nothing will make you feel more prepared for sunnier days than a dress covered in such a pretty pattern. If bright, bold flowers aren’t for you how about trying a simple shift with a smattering of flowers running down the sides?
Flirty but cute, pastels look perfect against a sunny backdrop; they also always make me dream of ice creams. There’s a pastel shade out there for everyone should you choose to embrace it. Those with fair skin suit baby blues and mint greens, while stronger corals and pinks suit warmer tones.
1. Reiss 1971 Culver Drop Waist Ruffle Hem Dress Light Jade, £95
2. Topshop Candy Stripe Origami Dress, £70
3. Whistles Wild Grass Print Dress, £110
Simple and sophisticated, black on white is one of the easiest and chicest ways to dress this season. The contrast of the two bold colours is striking, smart and easy to dress up or down, making this the perfect go-to outfit.
Horizontal stripes are perfect for ladies looking to enhance their curves, while the simple but sexy lace black dress will compliment any figure with its flattering nipped in waist. Keep the overall look clean by teaming with neutral accessories or go bold with a pop of colour with your heels.
Little Red Dress
I believe every girl deserves to have that one red kick-ass dress. It’s like the LBD but in red, so a LRD. The Little Red Dress is the one that will leave a lasting impression on any guests mind. You’ll be known as the girl in the red dress – and that’s not a bad thing. Want to try this trend but not sure about wearing all one colour? Break it up by layering a contrast cardi or clutch.
So next time you receive that late invite to a party and consider it turning it down due to that age-old dilemma of having nothing to wear, think again.