Sundresses are those hard to find, flattering dresses that you put on as soon as the sun comes out with a sexy little pair of gold sandals, flat or otherwise, to take away with you, wear out to lunch or simply for lazing around in the garden. The whole point of a sundress is that it is supposed to be pretty, baring smooth toned arms (!) and legs and in some halter and very strappy styles showing off even more.
These dresses are all out there on the high street and in the designer stores right now, and if the sun hasn’t appeared yet properly it’s well to be prepared for when it does, for these dresses, once summer arrives, will go with you everywhere, easy to pack, and ready to wear whenever.
You can pay as much or as little as you want for a sundress, some of the best are to be found at stores such as Boden, Joules and White Stuff who are excellent at producing little numbers that work dressed up or down. Otherwise you can browse the designer boutiques who usually have less choice because, after all, if you’re going to sink a small fortune into a dress, it may as well be your next little designer black dress, rather than something snappily strappy and only wearable when the sun shines.
From floral prints to broderie fabrics and simple jersey styles to halterneck, v neck, wrap or empire line you’ll find sundresses in a wide choice of styles. My preference is always fine cotton or jersey for their beautifully light ability to be folded and packed and then put on the instant there are sunny skies, wherever I am.
On another note – if you’re thinking of going to see The Great Gatsby don’t hesitate – go. Leo DiCaprio is superb as Gatsby and the filming and sets are incredible and completely over the top which you’d expect from a Baz Luhrmann epic whilst maintaining the tragedy of the story.
Also Renoir, in French, and a slightly more difficult movie to watch, but beautiful with the gorgeous light of Provence.