“Not another floral dress,” you mutter as you scroll through your blog feed.
Why is that we’re somehow obliged to wear floral during summer? What is the rationale behind the flower craze? If you, like me, are feeling bored and uninspired, then look no further than this floral dress alternative: the sleeveless, minimal striped dress.
Don’t get me wrong, I love floral. I went through a phase of buying more floral shorts than I could ever wear three years ago. These prints are good investments – each spring sees a fresh round of bloggers taking out their dresses, skirts and rompers, all dotted with flowers, from their closets. But people grow, and personal style changes. I’ve since donated all my patterned pieces and have switched to what I call my “floral dress alternative”.
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Floral dress alternative
Cue the Minimal Striped Dress. It puts a spin on your everyday stripes, swapping the horizontals for the verticals. If you’re conscious of your wider frame, then rejoice! This floral dress alternative with vertical stripes is your new best friend. It ditches the flowers, elongates the silhouette and basically makes you look fab af. Pair it with Uniqlo Women Calf Socks and Nike Air Force 1 trainers, and you’re good to go!
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For days when you’re not feeling particularly dressy and need a floral dress alternative, the minimal striped dress is your answer. Sure, florals are great for spring and summer, but remember to change it up every once in a while! What do you like to wear as an alternative to floral dresses? Let me know in the comments. 🙂
I’ve got you all covered for outfit inspiration:
- The Minimalist’s Take on the Bell Sleeve Top
- The Versatile Black Jumper for Mixing and Matching
- What Not to Wear on the Coldest Day of the Year
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