*This post was written in collaboration with FreePeopleUK – AD*
I don’t think you can beat a black dress in Summer. Chic and elegant in their simplicity, black dresses in any form are a failsafe option and will always leave you feeling pulled together. I have chosen three of the best black dresses from one of my favourite brands, Free People.
The aptly named ‘Now and Forever Midi Dress‘ (£98) is one of those dresses that makes you feel a million dollars as soon as you put it on. The cut is supremely flattering and the detail on the back of the dress is stunning. I love a square neck and it also has just the right amount of ruffle for me. A dress I know I will be wearing for many years to come. I have dressed it down with a pair of flat sandals, but it would work just as well dressed up with a little heel for a smarter occasion.
*Size note – I am wearing an XS*
The ‘Love of my life Midi Dress’ is another beautifully cut dress with a weighted gauzy cotton fabric. I love the nipped in waist and it’s a very good length if you are around my height (5’4)
This is the perfect dress to wear on holiday, to a lunchdate with your girlfriends or a family BBQ! It comes in a few different colours and sells out quite quickly every year, so don’t hang around!
Once again I have paired it with flats and a basket bag for an every day look. (Slides are Hermes and bag is from Nell&Digby)
Size note : I am wearing an XS (true size 6)
The Jojo Sweater Midi Dress dress I have secretly been living in because it is so comfortable and easy to throw on. I have worn it on several really hot days in London and despite the thicker fabric, I remained very cool.
It’s an effortless, pull on style dress, which would be perfect for throwing on over a bikini to wander around a food market, or to retreat to the air-conditioned TV room after a dose of sunshine by the pool (are you dreaming with me?!) Alternatively, it’s a great dress to pull on to pick up your favourite cob loaf from Lidl (err..back to reality!)
Now on to something completely different!
The kimono is a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. I have been wearing mine over my denim shorts for a little extra modesty and it’s light enough to wear to give extra protection from the sun when it’s really hot.
The colourway I am wearing (CAFE) has sold out but it comes in a range of different colours. Perfect for the beach or the city!
This is a different look for me, but I have been looking for a t-shirt style dress and this one seemed to fit the bill. I’ve styled it with Converse high tops for a city look, but ideally I would be wearing it with flip flops on the beach. (I have worn a nude slip under the dress for reinforcement)