Spring may be teasing us with her mixed bag of weather related tricks, but we're nearing ever closer to those warmer days when we can get some lighter layers on. Here's our take on the four key dress styles for this season and how to wear them.
Tie dye has hit the big time this season and we're seeing chic and modern applications of it everywhere. We love the Audrey maxi dress, available in emerald green or blue. With it's striking tie dye print and a relaxed fit, it will lift your everyday look this summer. Pair with trainers for the school run or sandals and espadrilles for a truly summery vibe.
Statement shirts have been on the scene for some time now, with the rise of working-from-home video calls, and this season the shirt look shifts to dresses. We're delighted to see the resurgence of the shirt dress - they are infinitely practical and timelessly chic. Pair them with trainers for running around town or with an ankle boot for a dressier look. And they're versatile - either cinch in at the waist with a belt, or go for a looser fit, depending on your mood.
Floral prints never get tired. Always soft and feminine, they are wearable year-round, but we do love it when new styles come in for spring and summer each year! And it's the little details that we always focus on when creating our collection - a ruffle here, a balloon sleeve there or some subtle lurex threads to catch the light. Pair them with any style of footwear - sandals or espadrille wedges for summer; trainers for school runs; or biker boots for a slightly toughened, confident look.
For chic simplicity, you can't go wrong with a block colour for summer. Elevate the look with a beautiful belt, some statement earrings or a stunning bag and the dress will shine, as will you. Every year we bring our best-selling Melinda maxi dress back in a different shade or print, and this year she's in elegant block colour form. With a ruffled yoke and a tie waistband which creates a flattering silhouette, she's a wardrobe staple for Marie & Lola fans, great with trainers and biker jacket by day and heels by night.