The ever reliable British weather makes summer dressing a fashion minefield. It’s overcast when you leave the house in the morning but by the time you’re at work there are blue skies and sunshine. Dressing for uncertainty in summer is tricky but there is one simple solution: the summer dress. Not long enough to be a midi or maxi dress and not short enough to be a beach style mini dress; the summer dress is loosely structured and very daytime appropriate. Colours are light and prints are playful, skirts are full and sleeves are short or non-existent. The summer dress is the perfect wear-anytime garment for those humid, overcast days when jeans just won’t do. The versatility of the summer dress is what makes it great, wear yours with a cardigan and sandals for a true summer’s day picnic look, or team with a blazer and wedges for a daytime soiree.
However you choose to wear your summer dress you can guarantee that it will lend itself to any occasion effortlessly. The SS13 Collections at Jules B are now discounted in the Summer Sale, so now is the time to invest in a designer piece for a fraction of the original price. My favourite summer dresses come from designers Marc by Marc Jacobs, M Missoni and Velvet, all of whom have produced the perfect feminine summer dresses.