Your Summer Saviour - The Little Patterned Dress

Style Theory: This summer dresses have taken over as the 'must have' item, they are so easy to style, keep you cool and are unbelievably chic. With very little matching required the patterned dress comes in many guises from short to maxi with the key midi in-between. The little patterned dress having a big moment and here are a few of the best on the high street and how to style..

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Patterned dresses make a statement so keep accessories simple and nude colours. Just a great pair of brown or tan sandals and a matching leather slouchy bag and you have stunning look...

Here are the best on the high street now..

Etre Cecile @theOutnet now £82.50
I am a huge fan of the cool label, Etre Cecile, all the garments have clean lines with a design edge, the prints are stunning. This is a dream dress, wear with pale tan heels and sunkissed skin for an edgy, cool look.
Zara Printed Dress £25.99

I love this dress and have just bought it for holiday. It is quite thick fabric so skims overs lumps and bumps (hopefully it won't be too hot on holiday) It looks fab with my tan Palmairas sandals  and as all these dresses does not need any accessories, I cannot wait to wear this.
Zara Maxi Dress £39.99
This maxi dress is new in Zara, it looks so much better on, if you are not mad on the loose fit you can always put a vintage tan belt around it and wear with flat tan strappy sandals, the Next ones in previous posts would be fabulous with this.
oasis Maxi Dress £75
This dress is stunning and would look equally as good for a wedding guest dress as with flat sandals for a evening out on a warm summers evening.
Edit Secondhand Preloved Marni Dress size 12 £60
I adore this dress, you can see it styled in the streetstyle photo above. This is from a Editsecondhand, they have one in a size 12, if it was in my size I would snap it up in a heartbeat. It looks fab teamed with tan and red heels (see image above)
Topshop Floral Print Ruffle Dress £48
This dress was brought to my attention by Joanna from Poppys Style, she emailed me a photo and said that this was right up my street, she is so right, I love this style of dress, the print looks designer-esque and will work through to the winter with 70s style tan knee high boots. 
Topshop Woodland Print Dress £46
This again looks so much better on than in this photo, Pandora Sykes in the streetstyle photo above styles her with a biker jacket and black strappy sandals, she has also worn it with a mustard puffed sleeve top underneath (it looked incredible!) Definitely one to try.
Mango £39.99
This dress is very D&G, the print is very similar to a D&G dress I had my eye on last year but was far too expensive this is a great alternative. The bare shoulder look is key and is so flattering, wear with a bandeau bra underneath (M&S has some fab ones) 
Jack Wills Dress now £39
I am a little obsessed with dresses with boats or land scenes on them, they look quirky and cool, this dress from Jack Wills is a summer beauty, and now £39. They have just sold out in my size so I am off to track it down in my local Jack Wills.

Are you a fan of the Little Patterned dress, have you got many hanging in your wardrobe. Which dress caught your eye or are you more of a colour girl? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Frances xxx


  1. All this talk of dresses from bloggers in the last few weeks is contagious - I actually ordered one from Asos. I honestly can't remember the last time I bought a dress! Some gorgeous picks here. Off to have a closer look ... what have I started?!!

    1. Ooooo let me know what the Asos one is like Helen xx

  2. Love the little Zara number on you Frances, so gorgeous! It reminds of a vintage one I have that I could do with digging out! Thanks for the inspo! xx

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