Are you ready for summer? Our alternative summer dresses special

Thursday, 10 June 2021  |  Kate

There's nothing quite so lovely, on a hot day, as a gorgeous alternative summer dress. You float around feeling cool and free. You look as cool as you feel. And if the weather gets a bit iffy, that's no problem at all – it's easy to add lush layers without losing any of the fabulousness! Welcome to our alternative summer dresses special, showcasing six of the best from our growing collection of great new boho dresses, gypsy dresses and hippy dresses, all designed to delight.

Keep it super-simple with a sweet little hippie tie dye dungaree dress

Sometimes all you need is something simple, pretty and versatile to slip on. This smashing little hippie tie dye dungaree dress has it all. A choice of three delicious colours – black, olive green or mauve purple. Nice wide straps for comfort. A handy little buttoned pocket on the front. Beautiful tie dye patterns, every one unique. A flattering straight skirt Plus short, sweet styling. Wear it with something sparkly for fun, with a T for basic everyday wear, or over a thin jumper or silky shirt when it gets a bit chilly. Either way it's a brilliant buy for every hippie clothing fan.

Float through summer with our luxury pixie hem silky dress

Wear our pixie hem silky dress as a dress... or wear it as a beautiful skirt, with the shirred elasticated bodice forming the waistband. So clever! We have a rich turquoise blue and navy version, a pale pink and green one, and a peachy pink and pale blue one, all just as tasty. The slim spaghetti straps are really pretty and the layered hanky hem with its patterned border is just lovely, all swishy and cool. Wear it as a dress on its own or over a fitted top, and wear it as a skirt with one of our gorgeous boho tops.

Make an impact with our lovely, long frilly Bohemian style dress

Sometimes you just want something super-simple, something long and cool and flowing. This is it! The delicate patterns on this fabric are so fabulous, a complex flower and leaf inspired masterpiece in wonderfully silky peach coloured fabric or a fresh, clean turquoise blue. They both shout 'summer', and they're so easy to wear. It actually looks just as lovely over a short sleeved or long sleeved lacy top, and it's absolutely made for sandals. On the other hand, being a rebel, you can always wear it with your biker boots or cowboy boots. Our customers know no limits!

Fall in love with our joyful patchwork flared dress with sleeves

Are you obsessed with colour? People like you cannot resist summer dresses like this. Our stunning patchwork flared dress with sleeves is made from strips of wonderful 100% cotton in jewel-like shades. The vertical stripes flatter your shape and it's short and sweet enough to wear as a tunic over a skirt, leggings, palazzo pants or skinny jeans. The styling is really cool, a gentle flare that moves when you walk, and it comes with a sweet rounded neck. Most exciting of all, there's also a brilliant sleeveless version in slightly different colours that are so delicious they're almost edible!

Bring out the goddess in you with this spectacular long silky beach dress

Can you imagine yourself floating along in this stunning classic summer dress? We can't help it – this gorgeous summer dress reminds us of Greek goddesses and Roman statues thanks to its lovely clean lines and sheer simplicity. It's long, lush and sophisticated, a pleasure to wear thanks to the smooth, soft fabric. Use it as a cover-up on the beach, wear it during the daytime for fresh summery looks or dress it up at night for drama. And choose from the most lovely clear sky blue or pretty peach.

Fall truly, madly and deeply in love with our magical handkerchief hem dress

Wow, the colours. Wow, the patterns. And wow, the design! Our customers adore this beautiful rainbow flower handkerchief hem summer dress. Choose from a dramatic black or fresh, clean turquoise background and love the flowery design that flows up the front and across the bodice. The slim straps are really flattering and the elasticated top always gives you a brilliant fit. The generous skirt swings as you walk and the hanky hem adds extra interest. This one looks extra fab with a pashmina around your shoulders and it's super-easy to dress up for a big night out.

Here's to an awesomely good summer, covid or not. Which of our fab summer frocks will you choose? Which do you love best? Will you send us some photos of you wearing yours for us to showcase on our customer fashion page?

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