“Dress” is the key here.
I want to be wearing dresses, dresses and more dresses.
It is what happens after a severely long winter where hibernation and cover-up are the focus.
I am not wearing another winter coat, even if I do freeze. The thought of freedom of movement, no tights or socks and a lightness of fabric is making me giddy. Haha, not exactly but I can’t tell you how long this winter seems. As much as I love my winter woollies, even I am ready to chirp with the birds and sprout with the bulbs.
Back to dresses.
Dresses are a go-to from now until next winter. The wardrobe needs a refresh and a stock up. There are many styles to make a great collection but for now, I am looking for lighter, easy dresses. Dresses that aren’t fussy and dresses to make me feel feminine and at the same time fashionable. A dress in a solid colour is the one I find most flattering because there is nothing to break the line of the body. I’m always on the lookout for styles to give the impression I’m longer and leaner.
A dress is an easy one to wear because our decision making is already halfway there once we know our style. It takes the worrying over “if this goes with that” away. The occasion and our preferences dictate the choice. A simple dress means I can change mood depending on the accessories. You know I’m a fan of the dingle dangle earring and a collector of handbags – not to mention, shoes. A simple dress shape, with a bit of a twist, means the additions are an easy add.
For every day, I like plain colours when it comes to dresses.
Safe, I know but as one who can very easily become bored with clothing, it does make investment sense. Fortunately, there are many gorgeous dresses this season that could have my name on them. I want to stay true to my lbd but also tempted to work the jewel colours for a change. This is a good option with the grey locks. Simple shift style, a destructured neckline or a lace insert can make the world of difference to a plain dress. What we add means there is actually no such thing as a plain dress. Never.
I have introduced you to Halsbrook before and it is a site I love both for their curation and their choice of brands. They asked me to “talk spring” and I couldn’t move past their beautiful collection of dresses.
A dress has a tendency to flatter if it is well cut and the right fit; you will have no arguments from me there. I prefer a nipped in waist and fuller skirt or a shift style. A shift dress and killer earrings is a winning combination always. Think Audrey Hepburn and some of her best outfits – all we need are the oversized white frames.
The beauty of the dress is in its simplicity.
Wearing a dress takes the decision making away and I am all for that. xv
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Thank you Halsbrook for partnering with, “Spring Dress-ing”.