I always forget in the colder months how gorgeously comfortable dresses are.
It’s been so nice to get my Summer dresses out of my wardrobe and even though we have decided to postpone our travelling abroad until next year, just seeing these colourful items again, has made me feel instantly in holiday mode.
Even if you’re still working from home, it’s so nice to float around the house in a dress for a change.
If you’re petite like me, buying dresses can be a bit hit or miss as sometimes the waist sits in the wrong place and usually they need the hem taking up. For this reason I tend to go for mini or midi dresses these days.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know about my love for D’Ascoli dresses. They are still my absolute favourites; every year they come out with more glorious prints and colours and I can never resist, how ever hard I try. I also love their whole ethos where everything is handmade in small batches from locally grown cotton and silk. Every time I wear one it reminds me why I love them and I wear them with flat sandals or trainers for everyday (I don’t believe in keeping things for ‘special occasions’).
I usually pre-order my D’Ascoli dresses through the wonderfully helpful Stephanie at Marie & Lola who sends me the lookbooks (dangerous, I know!). This year she kindly ordered me this colourway in cotton:
This is the lighter-weight cotton so perfect for hotter days but quite sheer. If I’m wearing it in the city I’ll put a short slip skirt underneath but if I was on holiday I’d just wear it over a bikini. (The lighter-weight cotton dresses are the cheapest dresses they make but they also do heavier-weight cotton designs which aren’t sheer, so it really depends what you’re looking for.)
Their silk dresses are my absolute favourite and after wearing my green one the other day (pictured above) I found myself ordering another one in the Matches sale (it also comes in red):
This one is actually made of silk crepe so it’s not quite the same quality as my other silk ones in that it’s thinner and has a matt quality.
I love the print but would definitely not have bought it full price.
Other dresses in my lust-list are:
Needless to say, I really think the best Summer dresses are both comfortable and colourful.
My next fashion post will be on jewellery as I’ve bought myself some lovely new pieces and I think it’s a great, simple way to update your wardrobe and bring some shine to your life.