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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The Perfect Everyday Dress For Summer!

Apparently a mini heatwave is set to make its way across the UK this weekend, a chance to finally slip into the no-fuss wonder that is the everyday dress. A great summer dress is a wardrobe staple all season and makes warm weather dressing so easy, even if you just style it simply with sandals and a denim jacket. Light, airy and stylish, an everyday dress takes all of ten seconds to throw on, perfect if you are in a permanent rush like me!

It's also ideal for holidays, as it's a whole outfit on its own - just change the look of the dress with footwear, from wedges, to flip flops, pumps or strappy sandals.

Luckily, I already have my perfect everyday dress for the summer from Uniqlo, in a soft jersey fabric, and I'm so pleased with it that I actually did a little dance when it arrived! It's described as a maxi dress on the website, but it's definitely not as long as most maxi dresses and is more like a longer midi dress. Even better, it's a bargaintastic £14.90, so you could have one in every colour! Without further ado here it is:

Uniqlo Slub Short Sleeve Dress £14.90



The slubby cotton fabric would work well for casual days, but it could be easily dressed up with jewellery or a summer scarf for something more special. The tie at the waist gives the dress a lovely shape. It also comes in this gorgeous blue colour:




And in dark grey:



And here I am wearing it with a cross body bag by Nat & Nin at Yard, and silver slingbacks from Next:




And styled with a denim jacket from Topshop (ancient) and butterfly print scarf from Zara (old).




And adding a statement necklace to to smarten the look:




There is also a fantastic shorter version of this dress in the same material for those of you whose legs are ready to make their debut for the season:

Uniqlo Slub Dress £14.90



A fabulous dress to take on holiday, this also comes in black and navy.

So do you have a favourite every day summer dress?  I'm hoping to wear the navy one this weekend if the sun makes an appearance. As always I  love to hear from you!


Abbi x












19 comments:

  1. I love Uniqlo and I love your dress Abbi! I am off to London town tomorrow so I get time for a browse around one of their store....thanking you kindly for the inspiration! xx

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    1. Have fun! Wish we had uniqlo in south west!
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  2. Ooh I do love this. It would be perfect for my holiday in August X

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    1. It's honestly such a fab dress, I'm wearing it today and already a couple of people I know are going to order it!
      Abbi x

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  3. Love this and love the price! I adore dresses like this so thanks for the heads up! x

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  4. Great dress for this time of year... I love the way it looks with a denim jacket (and scarf). An awesome staple for a great price!

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    1. I wore it today with denim jacket, perfect as you say for this time of year
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  5. What a super dress, loved the various looks, fingers crossed you could be wearing this weekend.
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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  6. Such a great dress & what a bargain! I can't wait to feel some proper heat again! Its scorchio in Tunisia now! My denim dress has been hanging up waiting to be worn & I hope it gets its first outing this weekend! xx

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    1. I think you will get to wear it, love a denim dress!
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  7. Golly gosh, an absolute bargain. I could do with a couple of the shorter ones for my hols as we're doing City breaks - these would be perfect. Thanks Abbi xx

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    1. Would def be good for city breaks, it's so lightweight and good to go from daytime to evening!
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  8. What a fab dress & amazing price! I've got a few things from Uniqlo which I've been really pleased with. I really like the shorter version too...both are such useful & versatile pieces! x

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    1. I really can't decide which is best, but could have both at that price yes?!

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  9. Oh, I love the shorter version - this jersey fabric is perfect for this style and for the season (if the sun ever does shine!!).

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  10. That's a great bargain. When, oh when, will Uniqlo make it's way to Dublin? I have to rely on my infrequent trips to London to avail of their fab bargains :(

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  11. Thanks for the tip off-always great to get the recommendations as it's such a faff ordering online and having to return. Off to take a closer look! Xx

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