Glitz; Summer Numbers

By Jo Phillips

Trendy Dress Styles to Refresh Your Wardrobe


Oh summer. We wait for this magical season all year around, imagining the array of outfits we’ll stroll around in, and then reality hits – lack of aircon everywhere, crowded tube carriages, a rosé shortage. This year particularly the reality hit in the form of scorching temperatures and an unforgiving lack of rain (there’s something we thought we’d never say!). This has had somewhat of a negative effect on our sartorial choices; many an outfit have been on repeat and it’s hard to know exactly what to buy next. Surely not another floral anything? We’ve dug deep through fashion reports to bring you the best new summer dress styles to truly refresh and diversify your summer wardrobe, without a floral in sight.


The Asymmetric Number


There’s something instantly contemporary about an asymmetric dress and, thankfully, it’s not just necklines that have been given the asymmetric treatment. If you’re not sure whether a one shoulder wonder is for you, though we’d urge you to try one out on holiday, then you can opt for an asymmetric hemline instead. It’s a great way to add a small architectural twist to your summer look as it smartens up ruffled styles and adds interest to the simplest of shifts. You don’t need to add much more since the cut should be your outfit’s main focus.


Button It Up


A standout detail can be spotted on clothing across numerous high street stores this season: the button. Usually the buttons are in a faux-horn style, adding a warm accent to otherwise minimalistic pieces. We especially love this addition on a series of dresses, linen ones look instantly elevated and a cotton midi with horn buttons down the front, big or small, make the dress feel grown up. It’s a fantastic detail to look out for as it usually won’t cost you much, plus we think it’ll be a reoccurring micro-trend for seasons to come. Feeling crafty? There’s no reason why an old sundress can’t get the button treatment if you feel like making a trip to the haberdashers and flexing your sewing skills.


The Strappy Midi


An understandable instinct takes over most of us during a heatwave, compelling to wear as little as possible. But that style of summer dressing is incredibly predictable, and pretty out of touch with this season’s summer trends. However, opting for a beautifully flowing and delicate strappy dress in a midi length is the opposite, it’s a little exposed and flirty whilst the hemline ensures that it’s appropriate for a myriad of events. Paired with flat sandals and minimal jewellery it’s great for day occasions whilst dressing it up for nights presents almost endless options.

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