A super little dress is a statement in itself. What could be more useful, versatile and chic than this item of clothing that completes a look in essentially one step, giving a smooth, uncluttered silhouette and leaving the finishing touch for your own personal style to make it your own? Of course we’re talking about the easy dress, elegant and flattering — and oh so difficult to find!
So we are delighted to see the new-season dresses arrive this season, designed and made by London fashion house Adini. In the necessary solid colours to bridge day and evening, made in luxurious midweight cotton, they are breezy not busy, satisfyingly chic in their cut, and with a natural stretch which makes them relaxed and easy to wear.
They will take you effotlessly from late-summer to autumn, winter and spring with a simple change of accessories. Just add one or two extras with personality — a sandal and sunglasses in summer, a pure wool scarf, your favourite boots or heels and a jacket in autumn, and your statement coat in winter, be it an ocelot print or a classic tweed, choose between a belt and a bauble, and go!
The super little Fleet knee-length dress is the perfect easy day-dress. Wear it alone, with jewellery or scarf, its long sleeves pushed up or left long. And the easiest way to make it look right for nine-to-five is to top it off with a tailored jacket. Investing in a sharp blazer can turn this – and entire swathes of your wardrobe that were previously off-limits – office appropriate. When it’s time to go out, just remove said jacket.
In two super colours, silver and mocha, it works brilliantly in the office and about town or country with just an accessory change for evening.
Sizes 8 to 18. Length 97cm, 38in. Unlined.
RRP £60 plus delivery. CCUK £39.50. Free UK mainland delivery.