Dressing for the hazy days of summer

Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle with Denise McNamara

The minute the sun comes out, I reach in my wardrobe for my tatty cut off denim shorts and my humble collection of sun dresses.

There’s nothing that screams summer as a pretty sun dress, which can be worn day or night, depending on shoes and accessories.

I am still obsessed with jumpsuits for the hot days as well, but the shops appear to be favouring midi dresses this Spring Summer 2023, which are versatile as they can work into autumn paired with a pair of chunky boots instead of sandals with a cardy or denim jacket thrown over.

Florals are still a huge trend this year as are crochet dresses, which can be worn over a longer slip to give cover to the underwear.

Look for dresses that can be worn casually as well as dressed up for a wedding or party to save on the pocket.

White dresses and are dead popular as is the colour hot pink, which makes me smile when I wear it.

If you’re not a fan of, why not try a dress with, which are everywhere, particularly on slip dresses cut on the bias.

Tie-dye patterns and geometric prints are a fresh way of updating the summer wardrobe.

Mini skirts and mini dresses aren’t as easy to pick up this season, but the midi and maxi dresses are trending to lean silhouettes.

A collared or tunic is a good choice for work and then heading out on the town afterwards.

If you’ve managed to get a tan without stripes unlike me, you may want to show off the shoulders in one of the many strapless numbers adorning the rails if bra support isn’t a priority – one shoulder numbers are very on-trend.

S/S 23 runways had a fierce amount of draped dresses with ruching, which look terribly classy. Good for hiding those extra pounds on the hips too.

With the sun looking to stay out a while longer, get out those sun dresses while you can.

Here is a trawl of dresses that might tickle your fancy from Born in Galway City, Tuam and Loughrea, Love It in Tuam, Loughrea and Oranmore, Modella in Corrandulla, Standún in Spiddal and Oughterard and Concepts in Oranmore and Moycullen.




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