It appears we haven't seen the end of Summer quite yet (obviously hoping for loads more days and even an Indian Summer, although by September every year, I'm just gagging to wear boots) as tomorrow it's due to be scorchio.
And I did promise, after my fitted dress blog the other day that I'd be back with my ultimate style of dress. Le Sac. Aka Le Tent. Aka a shapeless number that for me, works so so so well.
Yes there's a time and a place for dresses with shape but I know I'm not alone in loving a cocoon or tunic dress.
Definitely my comfort zone - for me, they are the easiest and most versatile of dresses. So I didn't feel too bad about buying TWO new ones last week in the sale at & Other Stories, especially when both had 70% off making them.... drum roll... a whopping £16.50. Well I couldn't leave them behind for that, could I?
Alas both of those are now sold out (they've been sold out for ages actually) but when I was looking at more fitted dresses the other day, I spied so many gorgeous tunic styles that I had to dedicate their own blog to them.
First off - this one from Vero Moda. Tick on so many levels. Love the colours together, love the print, adore the extra fringing and the fact it's Tall works for me (sorry if you're more petite...)
Vero Moda Tall Printed T-shirt tassel dress £30
Another tall one, this time in the sale though - win win.
Vero Moda Tall Palm Print Dress was £30 now £21
However fear not, I have lots which will only work if you're not quite so tall - more tee shirt dresses. Bargain prices. Ideal for the school run, the beach, out for lunch or with heels in the evening. Every wardrobe should have at least one of these.
ASOS T-shirt Dress with Kimono Sleeves in floral print £30
A fabulously summery white version.
Just Female Lola Tunic Shirt Dress £85
New in at Boden with 20% off A2T5 - Florence Dress in the colourblock print £89
Also love this print which to me is the most perfect all year round colourway. I'd wear with black sandals in the Summer and your pick of shoes or ankle boots in the Winter. Dare I mention an OTK boot??
Florence Dress in the floral print £89
Similar shape in white. This is perfect for every single holiday I can think of.
Pure Cotton Mixed Cutwork Tunic Dress from M&S £49.50
Same shape at Jigsaw. These aren't in the sale either, but they are the most useful dresses ever. One of my best friends bought one of these for the round robin of First Holy Communions we had earlier in the year and it looked amazing with a big dressy necklace. However looks just as good on the school run with flipflops.
Jigsaw Silk Panel Mix Jersey Dress in Navy £98
They've also done a dark khaki for the A/W... be still my beating inner Private Benjamin.
A print version in the same shape but this time in the sale - bargains still to be had.
Blue Ink Print Dress from Jigsaw was £89 now £26
Jigsaw Striped Boat Neck t-shirt dress was £59 now £29
I'm more than aware not everyone likes a round neck so there are a couple of v neck options.
Jigsaw Abstract Mirror Dress in navy was £110 now £79
M&S Collection Twin Pocket Tunic Dress £45 - apparently this is a "secret slimming dress" They also do this in a petite and a plus size online.
A great bright version at M&S - pink may or not be your thing. I have to say I have my super bright yellow dress which comes out every year so if it's your colour and you have the perfect matching accessories (which to be honest is what makes my yellow dress for me) then snap it up. I'd also wear this with black for the Christmas season as well. Just add bling.
Slash Neck Swing A-line dress £45
And the reason for me finishing on a super bright number is because these are the two gems I snaffled in the & Other Stories sale - both of which sold out online ages ago as I mentioned, but I managed to cadge them both instore last week.
Can you believe I left this one as I didn't think I "needed" it. Got half a mile down the road and literally ran back to get it. Ran. There was sweat. That's how much I regretted not buying it. And pleased I am. Love love love it.