“Feel like a woman. Wear a dress”
Diane Von Furstenberg
Right now I am crushing big on dresses, from the fabulously printed to the simplest of shapes, this spring I’m ready to dress up.
Having spent the last nine months in an array of maternity separates that inevitably had me reaching for my leggings, this upcoming Mother’s Day offers me the perfect opportunity to have a Cinderella moment.
But in truth, all mother’s should relish the opportunity to dress up and feel ultra special this dedicated Sunday… whatever your plans. Especially as this season, the high street is offering up a fresh breath of spring heroes that promise to instantly update your wardrobe.
Today I wanted to share with you 5 key dresses that to me inspire newness, feel timeless and above all effortless.
There is something undeniably adventurous about this vintage-inspired dress, the floral print, in particular, being incredibly bold. It’s within this nostalgic print that gives it the timeless edge and with the bow back tie detail, those all important bra straps are neatly hidden. For me the full skirt shape and 3/4 sleeve details that make this dress ultra flattering and more wearable than I initially imagined.
I love this dress. I love the fullness of the shape, the cut of the sleeve and the beautiful misty green colour. The satin fabric feels luxurious against my skin and there are no thoughts needed on how to wear this. This is the type of dress that I always gravitate towards, especially in my fourth trimester, as it hides my lumps and bumps. It’s the type of dress my friends would expect from me and one that has yet to fail me in the style stakes. I’ve styled it here with these unapologetic Kurt Geiger bright printed flats, that just give the perfect finishing touch, to such a simple shape.
My love affair with florals is constant and this Zara style with its cool mix of painted flowers and seventies inspired fluted sleeves, feels very of the moment. This simple and no-nonsense design keeps this dress understated, therefore the perfect day to night option if this mother’s day has you going from afternoon tea to cocktails. Just add a pearlescent hair slide to complete this street style look.
There is something rather folksy about this midi length plaid dress that when paired with tan shoes, suddenly feels all together modern hippy. Yes, the check does feel rather 90s, but their is no mistaking the cut of the dress is current. The puff sleeves feel all together feminine and the asymmetric hem line elevates this pretty day dress.
The iconic wrap dress made famous by Diane Von Furstenburg is your ultimate go-to seasonal must have. From its waist defining tie to the day to night versatility, this is a forever piece that will never date in your wardrobe. & Other Stories this season has an array of wrap dress options, however, nothing quite says spring like a lemon floral print. The key to making this look your own is within your footwear choices. Whether you dress it up with a heeled sandal or opt for a casual look with trainers, there is no doubting the versatility of this iconic dress.