While midi dresses still reign supreme, the style for the summer is a tiered billowy number which feels very boho. Just beware too much volume as you may find you need to size down to get the right look. I showed my husband one of my purchases and he visibly recoiled and said he thought I was wearing fancy dress (this didn’t make the cut obvs and for once I think he may have had the high ground on a sartorial matter).
Now this is one of the ones I did buy that got the royal seal of approval…it’s definitely not oversized and having a sleeve is a real plus as there aren’t many dresses around at the moment that aren’t full-on summer. They have styled it with white ankle boots which look lovely, I wore it with my leopard print ones and I know that next autumn I’ll also wear with my camel knee high boots. You can wear with a leather jacket or a denim one depending on the season. Versatility is the name of the game.
This is another sleeved style that you can just as easily make work for whatever the weather throws at you. Add a belt as here if you want a bit more definition through the waist.
Now this is a real beauty. Great if you have a ‘thing’ coming up as you can certainly upscale with heeled sandals. Or even just for holidays with some flats.
Got to have a spot of animal print in there to counterbalance all the florals!
Ok so it isn’t really a midi but it’s a lovely option for the summer and holidays. This is a very relaxed style so probably worth sizing down so you aren’t totally swamped.
And now for all the florals…
This comes in two different prints and actually isn’t crepe at all – the fabric is a very sheer chiffon but the dress has a cami underneath. Straw bags and sandals – yes please.
A darker base and a slightly more tropical print if you find the other florals a bit granny – although that is the look….
They have lots of these floral numbers at Zara, perfect for keeping cool in the heat. You can layer up with a denim jacket and ankle boot for now too but this is a prime candidate for sizing down as it is generously cut.
Slightly less volume here as it’s straighter through the body.
Will you go gold with a billowy dress this season?
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