Sooo, here we are at that point in our British summer when it is properly, hellishly hot -yesterday was the hottest day recorded in July EVER. You discover you have nothing in your wardrobe that looks remotely like it would keep you this side of tropical, temperature wise or like you are in touch with current trends. So you start thinking “shall I buy a new sun dress?’
I have a small box in the wardrobe full of the type of sundresses needed for this weather, it comes out every year for two or three weeks then goes back into the shaded recesses until next year. The problem with our summers is that you never wear out sundresses, they just don’t get the opportunity to perform much, so they last ages and before long you are sick to death of them. But guilt sets in if I start considering a new one, as we know in our hearts it’ll be raining this time next week, which is why we should all thank heaven for Finery’s sale.
Actually not everything I’m mentioning here is in the sale, but Finery prices are reasonable, so even the most expensive isn’t too scary. I am smitten with this non-sale Iris Print dress above, at £69, which is beautifully bold and modern in its approach to print. What a joy to see a grown up floral in interesting colour combinations, it looks elegantly grown up and effortless to wear. Yes it is sleeveless, but who is wearing sleeves in this heat? And I’m a bit fed up of being told to hide my upper arms,
Then this Shipton cotton and airtex dress at £79 looks like it would work hard at keeping you cool, with airtex-covered cut-out bits to encourage drafts….If you are worried about the length, consider wearing it over crisp white linen cut offs, Finery describe it as their take on the modern polo shirt dress.
I love the easy tunic-like shape of the arty-print Forester shift below, where its neat collar adds a slightly smarter vibe but the generous sleeves would let in air. it is in the sale at £29.00And this really simple Marner shift dress below at £29.00
There are lots more, but you can discover for yourself over at the Finery website. Or you could but a really big fan, of course.