While our shopping habits have changed dramatically since our days working on a weekly fashion magazine (becoming a mum, working for yourself and spending the past year under what is essentially house arrest will do that) there’s one thing we’re still complete suckers for – a great dress.
“Great” for us generally means a midi hemline, classic silhouette, feel-good print and the ability to look good with any shoe we feel like pulling out of our wardrobe that day. Not too much to ask, right?
Right now, there’s one dress that’s ticking all of our essential boxes – Matalan’s £16 floral midi. Our Insta feed has been flooded with impeccably-styled shots of said dress from the likes of @lois_la_mode, @nicoleocran, @inpolife, @iilyanalondon, @lucy_nicholls. and more, and we’re already dreaming of wearing it for that first beer garden bev. Worried about feeding the fast fashion machine? We hear you, but Matalan’s dress is as classic and versatile as they come and, as it’s ever-growing fan club proves, works with everything from boots to trainers and denim jackets to cardigans. Plus, if you love something and know you’ll wear it again and again, then it is sustainable – no matter where it came from or what the price tag.
Florals for spring might not be groundbreaking, but they’ll definitely make you smile.
Floral short sleeve midi dress, £16, Matalan
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