It’s funny as I literally live in dresses day and night, and the odd time I do actually pull on some skinny jeans my kids look at me baffled and question whether I’m wearing Daddy’s jeans.
Tut tut kids, those would be boyfriend jeans not skinnies!
Seriously though, skinnies were once my daily uniform and they’ll always be a place in my heart (and wardrobe) for them but since having my second child, Alexander, I seem to always reach for dresses.
I find day dresses so much easier to pop on in a morning rush, along with being effortlessly stylish of course and easy to accessorise.
I love layering up pretty frocks with cardis, capes or cable knit jumpers during the winter and most importantly they’re just so comfortable, ideal when when juggling deadlines, meetings and being a Mummy!
One of my all time favourite labels is Esprit (check out my review of their coats over on my parenting and lifestyle blog Honest Mum)-their day dresses are just my style-Parisian chic, perfectly cut, timeless pieces I literally wear season after season, year after year.
I’m truthfully coveting everything in their dresses collection from bold print tunic dresses to denim dresses, and more tailored items for a sleeker silhouette.
Here are some of my favourite dresses from their site (which believe me were hard to choose- I want it all!)
1. Striped Jersey Dress
Always a stripe lover, I don’t wait for summer or the South of France to rock riviera chic!
I feel you can never have too many stripes and contrary to popular belief, I personally find stripes to be flattering. They accentuate curves in all the right places and dresses like this with a belt at the waist, nip you in to create an hourglass silhouette.
This number would be perfect with a cashmere cardigan for the colder months and a crisp white shirt, open as the sun comes out to play.
At £39.99 this it’s an absolute must-have and is firmly on the wish-list here!
2. Jersey Dress with Pleated Skirt
I adore the contrast of the feminine pleats with the leather jacket and chunky boots, and like the model shows, I too like toughening up more delicate pieces for daytime, to add a little edge.
This dress comes in bordeaux as above and also black and would no doubt become a wardrobe staple-easy to transition to night too with a chunky statement necklace!
I love gold pieces with aubergine. At £29.99 I’ll be snapping this up in both shades.
3. Denim Dress
I might not be rocking denim jeans every day, but this denim dress will be a permanent style fixture pour moi.
The yoke detail, rounded neck and flared hem offer me a Coachella feel without leaving my house (handy that) and I would wear this with thick black opaque tights (or not, as de rigeur) and then of course tight-less in summer with pretty gold gladiators or 70’s style wedges and Ray-Bans for that Bohemian, festi-vibe! Fits perfectly with the 70’s trend that will be hitting our shops soon enough! £55.
4. Patterned Tunic Dress
This knee-length, fitted tunic dress in a geometric print is given a masculine edge with shiny leather brogues. If they’re not for you, why not add some glamour with over the knee suede boots for winter. £45.
5. Fine Knit Dress With Lace
An elegant, delicate Duchess of Cambridge style dress, this can be worn day or night in my opinion (I would don this by day anyway) and it’s available in ‘grape juice’, ‘cobbled grey’ and simply black. A round neck, figure flattering knit dress, the soft lace sleeves offer some feminine drama to the dress. I’m rather taken with this! Ideal for Valentine’s Day too! £45.
So do you like my choices, I would love to read your thoughts in the comments-