Here at Apples and Pears we believe in hanging on to summer for as long as possible and this means dressing in summer clothes until the temperature drops and we can’t avoid winter any longer! But with the good weather predicted to last a bit longer let’s enjoy the freedom of summer dresses, even if a cardigan or shrug is needed on chilly evenings.
We’ve chosen four pretty and versatile dresses from our summer collection that you’ll love to wear not just this year but next summer too, and maybe even for party season, with a shrug or shawl.
Raspberry Spotted Dress
A big favourite this summer, this dress is also available in green, beige or navy and is really comfortable. The drawstring waist and belt ensures a good fit and the cap sleeves and round neck make it ideal for any occasion. The floaty skirt is midi length and looks great with high heels or ballet pumps. This is a typical tea dress that will never date and is easy to wash, with minimal ironing required. In sizes 18 to 32 it’s a dress you’ll all love.
Green Marl Mock Wrap Dress
With the shape of a wrap dress but without the worry it may open, this dark green dress could easily be worn for smart occasions or even for workwear, with its short sleeves and v neck. The skirt comes below the knee and is A- line, to give shape and movement. The crossover front has a band just below the bust and a necklace or chain would look great worn in the V-neck. In sizes 16 -28 add black opaque tights and a jacket for a truly sophisticated look well into autumn.
Full Length Patterned Maxi Dress
With the current trend for maxi dresses you’ll soon learn to love this length. It has a pretty purple and blue pattern but is also available in a range of colours and prints. It has adjustable spaghetti straps and a square neck and the bust is shirred for comfort. The skirt gives plenty of movement. Ideal to show off the last of your summer tan but also looks great with a long sleeved fitted top in either black or a contrasting colour worn underneath. With strappy heels and accessories and bag to match and with a downy shawl for chilly shoulders it would even be ideal for party wear. Available in sizes 16 – 28
Blue Panel Dress
This stunning dress has a central navy blue panel and sleeves with side panels of white with a small bow design pattern. The eye draws you to the navy panel. This is the dress to wear if you really want to show off your curves! The neck is scooped and the sleeves three quarter length. The calf-length hem makes legs look longer. The fabric is quite sturdy yet with a soft feel. This dress could easily be workwear, or equally glammed up for smart evenings out. Available in sizes 18-32.
So let’s make the most of a beautiful autumn and hold onto lovely summer clothes for as long as possible. If you’re Plus size and dresses are not part of your usual look now’s the time to look your best and give these a try.