Dresses & Playsuits – A Summer Dream

When the sun’s out we all love to free our skin a little and that means with gorgeous little sun dresses and playsuits which have been starting to become more and more popular over the last few years or so. Both dresses and playsuits have their merits when you’re out and about in the sun but sometimes one can be better than the other depending on the situation.

For example on breezy days the playsuit is always going to win over a flowing summer dress, whereas if you want to look slightly less casual then a dress is usually the better choice. If you’re short then playsuits can really be your friend too since you can get away with a shorter hemline than you usually could with a dress which will make your legs look longer, whereas if you’re tall or have a long torso they are probably not going to be as comfy as a dress for you. Read on to find out our favourite playsuits and dresses on the high street right now.

This playsuit is one seriously on-trend piece since it boasts some of the hottest trends that are around anywhere this season. From the gorgeous floral print to the Bardot style top and the long bell sleeves, you can easily look like a style icon with this one piece. The crepe material and the loose hippy fit are really lovely and will look great for a hot date this summer. It is available in sizes 6 to 16 and costs £30.

The perfect sundress should be short, bright and eye-catching as this lovely striped number from Matalan proves. The V-neck shape and not too strappy straps mean that you don’t have to feel too exposed, and the cross-over effect at the back is simply lovely. The bright colours are perfect for making a statement this summer, and stripes are always a classic look. It comes in a pretty comprehensive list of sizes from 8 to 20 and is an absolute steal at just £14.

You can look oh-so-chic when you’re hanging out at the beach thanks to this sexy black mesh playsuit from New Look. With subtle floral applique which is a hot trend right now, a twisted back, a flattering nipped in tied waist and a daring plunge at the front, this playsuit has a lot going on in its favour. Throw it on over your bikini and with a huge pair of glamorous sunnies and you’ll look and feel like a movie star! It’s available in size 8 to 16 and costs £24.99.

Stay cool, calm, collected and of course chic thanks to this gorgeous linen shift dress in a trendy tropical palm leave print. A shift dress is such a timeless classic that can look professional and elegant with ease so if you prefer a smart-casual look then this dress will be ideal. The linen will keep you lovely and cool; team with some low block-heel sandals for a classy style this summer. Get it from Sainsbury’s in sizes 8 to 22 for £22.

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