“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” –Oscar Wilde
After teasing us for a while, it seems summer has finally arrived in UK (although it is getting grey as I write this). I was originally saving this dress for a staycation next month but considering we get like five sunny days here, I decided to take it out. Summer is synonymous with summer dress. I like the versatility and the lightness of this style. Fashion trends change every season but this is a style that always holds a firm place in every fashion lover’s summer wardrobe.
When I saw this colourful number in Kerala (India) in Pantaloons (an Indian retail), I knew I had to have it. The colours, the print, the perfect blend of eastern and western elements and the lovely Elephant motif on bottom had my attention from the first go. Colourful dresses in “summary” fabrics like cotton sums up summer dress for me. I have accessorised it with a simple charm necklace, earrings and bangles. Sandals and a little yet roomy bag seals my look. My top tips for finding and styling the perfect summer dress?
Dress: Pantaloons, Bag: Own Design, Accessories: Dubai/ London Portobello Market, Sandals: Hush Puppies
1) Opt for light weight materials that are airy and not stiff.
2) If you have a boyish figure go for short ones. If you are pear shaped opt for short ones as it will elongate your legs. Cinch in the waist to give you an hourglass.
3) Midi length is great for those with a hourglass figure or are apple shaped. Wear it with wedges if you are petite.
4) Finally, don’t forget to carry a lightweight cardi or chambray shirt for extra layer because even the weather is warm and flowers are blooming it is Britain after all.
Bottom line is summer dresses are a great option if you want to play dress up yet feel happy, light-hearted and free 🙂