Summer dresses from heaven – Gorgeous strappy dresses

Thursday, 16 June 2022  |  Kate

Long and floaty, layered and frilly, flowery and leafy, high necked and puff-sleeved. The summer dresses on the high street right now are the prettiest for many years. It’s the direct opposite of the long-term trend we’ve just escaped from, which focused on revealing clothing, plunging necklines, super-high heels and clingy fabrics.

This season’s summer dresses are sweet and demure, teamed with big white trainers or a pair of Converse to add a sense of fun and funkiness. It’s more about covering up than revealing all.

At the same time fast fashion is dying a slow death. Millions of us who care about the environment, about fair trade and fashion waste, are glad to see it go. Across the UK people are making a conscious decision to buy good quality and make it last rather than buy cheap and throw it away after a few wears.

So how to you get this summer’s sweet, demure look the Wicked Dragon way? As it turns out, it’s easy. We have some simply stunning summer dresses for you, all beautifully made with love and creativity. All of our gorgeous alternative clothing is made to last by talented people, using good quality fabrics and all sorts of exciting embellishments. Let’s take a look at five of the most beautiful summery dresses we have in store for you for 2022.

A deliciously pretty full length tie dye dress

It’s a colour thing. Our stunning tie dye dress with short sleeves comes in cool, light rayon fabric, a kind of viscose. It’s light weight and floaty, which means it hangs beautifully. The colours are amazing, really rich and vivid. The style is the ultimate in comfort as well as flattering, and the drop hemline adds extra interest. Pretty short lace sleeves add even more fun to a truly delicious summer dress. Can you imagine yourself in this, with pink, purple or green Converse? Yum! There’s even a sleeveless version, equally beautiful and available in two tasty colour-ways.

A stunning slimline mandala print maxi dress

If you like your silhouette long, slim and sleek, this gorgeous mandala print maxi dress is for you, available in emerald green, rich burgundy, or a lovely bright blue. The top is fitted and flattering, the Empire line styling is really lovely, and the three quarter sleeves and gentle rounded neck keeps things simple. Can you imagine dressing this one up for parties, or worn casual on a balmy summer’s evening? Perfect.

A cool and silky boho style long tiered dress

Bring out your inner milkmaid with this really pretty purple, peach, blue or green long tiered silky dress. It’s a classic gypsy look made using a lovely 70% silk and 30% viscose fabric, the ultimate in light and floaty. The subtle nature inspired print is perfect for a summer’s day and the shirred elastic bodice and skinny straps offer the perfect fit. Wear it after dark or during the day, on holiday or at festivals, for garden parties and BBQs. You’ll stay supremely cool and fresh.

A dramatic rainbow flowered handkerchief hem dress

Our fabulous rainbow flower handkerchief hem dress features delicate straps, an elasticated bodice and a really wide skirt that flows around your legs as you walk. Choose from black or blue-green and transform your summer wardrobe into something special. The bold patterns, the gorgeous complex hem, it’s as pretty as a picture. And it’s easy to dress up or down, a summer dress for all occasions. Throw a pretty cardi over the top, add a pair of pale pink Caterpillar boots and you’re ready for anything.

A flowing long patchwork dress with cap sleeves

Go with the flow! Our lovely long patchwork dress with cap sleeves taps directly into the hot summer trend for patchwork. Choose from purple, green or petrol blue, each featuring toning patches of patterned and plain over-dyed fabric and lots of lace. The black version has a multi-coloured patchwork hem. Which do you like best? The signature hanky hem keeps things interesting. Nice?

A cheeky short floral strappy dress

Brand new for June, our stylish floral strappy dress is made from our signature stretchy cotton, a good quality fabric designed to keep its shape. Just over knee length, it features loads of stunning floral detailing along with bra-like slim straps that adjust easily and an elasticated back panel. Choose from black, red or turquoise blue, wear it on its own or over a fitted T, and add dramatic jewellery for sophisticated evening wear.

Like all of our alternative clothes, our dresses are well made, creative, and stylish enough to be wearable for years to come no matter what direction fashion goes in. Boho good looks never go out of style. Gypsy dresses always look lush. And you’ll always look different. We’d like to wish you a very happy summer, with love from your favourite dragons!

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