Shopping: 5 Dresses For Summer

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by Ellen Kerry |
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Summer is going to be hot. If we think it WILL HAPPEN. And if we buy some new summer clothes then it, then it will DEFINITELY happen. So here are 5 new dresses to invest in for when the sun decides to sort itself out…

The Wedding Guest Frock

Chi Chi London blue frock

There are certain rules a good wedding guest needs to abide by when deciding on their outfit. It can’t be white (SRSLY, it’s not your day, bbz), mini dresses are a no-no (inner thigh in church? No) and it should be comfortable (dinner, drinks and hours of fun to be had). This laser-cut dress flares out to comfortably accommodate a food baby; hits just below the knee and so won’t offend any nans and it shows off the sexiest, most underplayed bod part. The shoulders.

Chi Chi London £59.99

The Maxi Dress

Zara stripe maxi dress

Ditch girly florals in favour of cool stripes. Controversial, yeah, but a maxi is fem enough. Petals will only overegg the pudding. Vertical skinny stripes help to elongate and slim the body while a round neck keeps things simple. Oh, and this beaut has POCKETS. Always useful.

Zara £19.99

The Date Night Number

H&M khaki pencil dress

The square neckline, noodle straps and figure-fit of this dress feel super 90s and therefore very cool. A little leg split offers a cheeky glimpse of thigh (oi oi) and the khaki colour instantly ups the style ante. Plus, this works with strappy heels and sassy flats. Perf for styling out that walk of shame…

H&M £24.99

The Pinafore

Topshop denim pinafore

Channel your inner geek without even stepping foot in a library with a pinafore. A denim midi over a plain tee gives straight-up Chung points. For something a bit sexier slip a black bralet under your tab straps and add a pair of mules.

Topshop £38

The Bardot

Mango blue bardot

Did we mention how hot flashing your shoulders are? This season’s crop of Bardot shapes (off-the-shoulder, innit) is the new boho. Choose a loose frock with an elastic top so it doesn’t slip too far and flash your goods. Wear with a strapless bra if your puppies need support and flats or chunky sandals. Never a spindly heel. Ever.

Mango £34.99

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