The sunshine is starting to make an appearance at last, and if you’re like me, you’ll be thinking about your spring and summer wardrobe already. I’m counting down the months, weeks and days until I’ll be heading on my holidays overseas, and I want to make sure that what I buy now can be used then too. I have a weakness for summer dresses in particular, and I’m also partial to a bit of bikini shopping here and there. But I’m narrowing my search to dresses for the time being, so I thought I’d share with you what I’m looking for…
The first dress I am looking for is a pinafore – I haven’t wore one of these since I was in reception but they are coming back into fashion now. I won’t be buying one in a school grey colour though, I’d like one in coral as I think this would look really cute with a frilly white shirt, or even a crop top. A pinafore would be good for the beach too as it shows off a bit of bikini body whilst still giving enough coverage to walk around the shops at lunchtime.
Another type of dress I’d like to find is a plain t-shirt skater dress which can be worn casually or jazzed up with a few accessories and heels. Normally I’d choose one in black but with the summer sun it can get a bit hot, so I think I’ll look for one in either light pink or white. I can picture going from flip flops in the daytime to funky wedges in the evening!
I couldn’t go on a beach holiday without a couple of gorgeous maxi summer dresses as they are so versatile. I love items that can easily go from daywear to evening wear, and maxi dresses fit this perfectly. I think lots of girls must share this opinion as I often see people wearing them on the plane before they even land in their destination! With my maxi dress I like to wear chunky jewellery and embellished flats.
Completely different to the maxi dress is the bodycon dress, and I really want one of these in black! I plan on wearing this at night time when the sun has gone down, so I don’t need to worry too much about overheating. A bodycon dress is a great pick for going clubbing and if necessary you can wear it a couple of times with different accessories so it gives a totally unique effect.
Another day dress I love though is the classic tea dress. They are always really cute and girly, and I love the patterns you can find on some of these. Personally, I’ll be looking for a chiffon polka-dot tea dress, probably in cream and black. This would work well for summer parties with Pimms as well as evening meals out when I’m on holiday.
About the author
Tanya Redwell is a fashion lover and blogger from the UK. She loves finding new items for her wardrobe and is currently fixated on finding summer dresses for the daytime as well as the evenings.