25 May 2012

Get Your Frock On!

Written by Published in Fashion

Summer is just around the corner and seeing as the sun has finally decided to grace us with its appearance here in London, we thought it only too appropriate to offer up some attire that will keep you looking and feeling cool in those impending long hot days. We've trawled the net on your behalf to find a selection of the prettiest printed dresses on the market. Here's our top summer dress picks, we hope you agree they are the cream of the frocks

hawaiindressPeople Tree have long since been a source of inspiration when it comes to eco-friendly fashion, so it should come as no surprise to find they have a super selection of summer dresses that are begging to be bought and worn. 

The tropical print dress above has the perfect retro feel that is sure to suit a mulititude of shapes and sizes - vintage inspired dresses really compliment a womanly figure and this one errs on the right side of kitsch. A beautiful palette and gorgeous cut make this a sure fire summer winner. Dress it up or down, it works as a casual daytime dress, as well as for more formal occassions, perhaps even a wedding.

Vintage may be the most green way to shop (what is more sustainable than re-using clothes that already exist?) and with a multitude of fantastic retro and vintage stores now open all over the country, the hard work is done for you. No need to trawl through charity shops, a brilliantly curated one stop vintage boutique, such as Rokit, is where you want to shop this summer.

We think this gorgeous Hawaiian print dress is not only bang on trend but will ensure you stand out from the crowd. 

whiteswedishhasbeenYoung brands are becoming accutely aware of the need for a more ethical approach to fashion and clothing, which means we are now spolit for choice when it comes to dressing ourselves. Over the last few years there has been a distinctive move away from disposable fashion, cheap fabric and child labour and in its place more eco-conscious collections that can rival any major retailer and then some.

Annie Greenabelle
is one such brand with all right credentials - organic, fairtrade, lovingly designed and made in Europe (they've even taken transport into consideration!). Not only that but we are loving their range of cute summer dresses that float our boat on many levels; practical, pretty and affordable. Now there's a combination that's gets our vote. 
We've paired them all with some seriously fantastic white Swedish Hasbeens, which also happen to feature in our current issue.

It's time to frock up gals because the summer is a comin'!

Where to buy

top - Tropical print dress Amy dress, 75.00 by People Tree

centre - Liberty house hawaiian print vintage dress 65.00, from a selection at Rokit
White strong lady shoe, 190.00 by Swedish Hasbeens

bottom - Georgia dress 50.00, by Annie Greenabelle available at Topshop


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