Monday, 21 April 2014

White Dresses For Summer ...

With the sun out I now have a new desire - the white dress. I have one but it's too big and the wrong shape/size on me but I LOVE how simple they are.

I'm talking specifically about the floaty white dress that you would wear with ease during the summer ahead. I am going to be wearing LOTS of dresses in the summer becayse there is nothing more cooling that a simple floaty dress and sandals.

In truth I fell in love with the DOC (Duchess of Cambridge) and her broderie anglaise white dress the other day



I'm kicking myself because last summer Sainsbury's had one identical to this and I didn't buy it.  HATE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS.




Inspiration from Pinterest (falling more and more in love with this site)



My best pick of white dresses are:

ASOS - £58




ASOS - £100



ASOS £30



Oasis - £70



Mango - £44.95



Hobbs (via John Lewis) - £179



Next - £28



Topshop - £38



River Island - £30



The last two dresses are white, it's just the silly screen grab software I've used that makes them look grey!

Do you wear white a lot in the summer? Do you own a white dress? I NEED one but the ban has me waiting or altering the one I already own (too big so might tumble dry to shrink)

Fiona
xoxo





30 comments :

  1. Pinterest is so addictive, too many amazing outfits! I love the dress the DOC is wearing, not sure I could pull it off though.

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    1. She'd look good in a plastic bag! I reckon you could pull off the white dress look very easily

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  2. Oooh love the Mango and Hobbs ones. Boden have a gorgeous dress similar to Kate's too. I think she's looked stunning and has had some unfair criticism these last couple of weeks. I think people forget that she is representing the Royal Family, her outfits need to reflect this as well as standing the test of time.

    And p.s. you must have a white dress already in your 'mahusive' wardrobe Fiona????? xx

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    1. I agree she's been in for criticism but she would be - UK people like to bitch about anything!

      I have one, it just doesn't suit me.

      If I had the budget I'd buy the Hobbs one - it's gorgeous

      Oh I forgot (always do) about Boden!!

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  3. I love a summery white dress and how it can be accessorised with any colour and can be dressed up or down:)

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    1. Me too - love it with tan in particular - oh, and A tan!

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  4. You can't beat a fresh white dress when the sun comes out! Gap have some really fab broderie anglaise styles in at the mo.....might have to wait and see if there is a voucher though as I already have a couple of white dresses and not sure how I will justify another to the DH at the mo! xx

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    1. I saw some amazing ones on GAP BUT ... the website images were really bad and I couldn't get a good shot of them

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  5. Now there's a thought! A white dress! Dresses have been sooooo far off my radar for so many years, that I'm only getting to grips with the idea of buying one now. Lots of inspiration here - thanks!

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    1. You'd look gorgeous in one - in fact, I think the simple white dress is a must for EVERYONE this summer

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  6. Hi Fiona!! Oh a lovely post with so many inspiring styles, I pinned one of them from you at the weekend. I'd like one too but until I find one will get out my broderie anglaise white Gap skirt with a white top. My favourite here is the Hobbs one too!! xx

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    1. If only money were no object, I'd be having me that Hobbs one!
      Great idea to do the top/skirt outfit - can't wait to see!

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  7. I bought one in Gap last year and agree you can't beat a white dress in summer. I loved the DOC's dress and can't believe Sainsbo's did a similar one. Hopefully they will bring it back, if they do call me, my Sainsbo's doesn't do clothes! xx

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    1. Noooo really? Ours has a big space for clothes, I love buying milk and a top!

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  8. Oh dear, I didn't realise I need a white dress, love your choices.
    Sue x

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    1. LOL! I like to ensure we have all items covered in our wardrobes

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  9. Some great choices Fiona, I've recently brought the Next strapless one ready for my holidays....can't wait to wear it!!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. I KNEW I'd seen the Next one somewhere - yes I remember now, on your blog!

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  10. Thats it! Your children, Hubby & house are about to be neglected in favour of Pinterest! Its dangerous & I love it! The Mango dress is just stunning & I've been looking for a cream coloured one! Like you I'm now on a spending ban as I so much to save for! Its so hard as there are too many gorgeous items out there atm! Happy Easter to you & yours! xx

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    1. I bought one in Tesco with some vouchers I had - £18!

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  11. I'm after a dress just like the DOC one too, darn it for being too slow on the Sainsbury's one! I have a white pinafore cotton dress that makes me feel/look like I'm 12, but I love it, and a silk Zara white dress that has the Empire line going on so it makes me look/feel expectant. I need a proper hourglass white dress. Need. Can you belt your oversized one?? P x

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    1. Tesco - £18! But I can't find it online

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  12. Fiona - the first ASOS dress is gorgeous!! I love a white dress and have a James Perse t-shirt dress that I love to wear once I've got a great tan underway:) x

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    1. Jealous of your tan - mine will be out of a bottle!

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  13. I love that Asos dress. Perfect. Need a tan and now!!!! H xx

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    1. Spray tan is the only way we'll get one!

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  14. Love the Hobbs one, gorgeous! Give your dress to me I will tumble dry it I have a degree in clothes shrinking! We call my hubby “Brittany Spears” Oh well, crop tops are in!! :) x

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    1. LOL LOL LOL I shall put it on a hot wash and tumble dry!

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  15. I love a white dress too. This year I bought the shift one in M&S which is all cotton and lined but noticed on Saturday they had one like the duchess of Cambridge's one just in store

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    1. I love the DOC one - I have copied via Tesco so I'm chuffed as heck for £18!

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