Summer Florals

Warehouse Scatter Floral Print Dress

It’s the first of July today, which in capsule wardrobe terms means it’s time to switch from your spring wardrobe over to your new summer capsule wardrobe. I spoke about my plans for my summer wardrobe last week (read my spring capsule wardrobe reflections and summer planning) and don’t intend to switch the whole wardrobe over. Mainly because here in Scotland the weather is so unpredictable and there really isn’t much difference between spring and summer temperature wise. So my spring wardrobe has become a half year wardrobe.

However I instead of going out and buying new pieces to fill in gaps in the wardrobe, I have decided I will allow myself to add a few pieces to my wardrobe over the next few months. This is a much more flexible approach to capsule wardrobes than I’ve used in the past, but I’m now a lot more confident in my ability to make smart purchases. The dress I’m wearing is one of those new pieces which I’ve added to my wardrobe for the summer.

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The dress is the Scatter Floral Dress from Warehouse* ordered from House of Fraser (buy here). I don’t know about you but up until recently House of Fraser wasn’t on my list of online shops to check out when I was looking for a new outfit. From some reason, I always through Frasers was a pricier department store which targeted older people. However, after looking on their website, they stock a massive range of brands (almost as many as ASOS) and the price range is just as big. When they contacted me recently to see if I wanted to feature one of their dresses on my blog it took me ages to choose one as the selection is massive. And being a department store means you can order a new toaster at the same time as a dress or a pair of shoes if that is more your thing.

Floral Print Dress
On to the dress itself, I absolutely love the shape of this dress. I was a little worried it would be a little too oversized and shapeless but that was just a case of a skinny model on the website. On me, with my big hips, it sits really nicely, loose enough on top (over the tummy) to cover any food babies and skimming the hips to still show a little shape. I would describe this as a half shirt dress, it has buttons down to the waist which means there will be no awkward gaping showing your thighs. Think this dress will look great dressed down with a pair of sandals on a hot summer’s day and can easily be smartened up for the evening by adding a pair of heels and a clutch bag. Unfortunately, the Scottish summer was in full swing (meaning is was pouring with rain) on the day I took these images so I had to move inside but I can’t wait to wear it out on a sunny day. I also think this dress will be a versatile piece for transitioning summer into autumn/fall, just add black tights and ankle boots.
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* Dress was kindly sent to me by House of Fraser for the purposes of review

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