Straightforward summer dresses with sleeves

Straightforward summer dresses with sleeves

Things I’ve never worn before no.25: the gingham summer dress. Where I went to school the summer season meant jumpers off, socks scrunched down and trying your best to avoid ‘water bombs’ when crossing the playground. Anyhow. The dress in the photograph is from womenswear designer Alice Early, and as someone who is very particular about armpit-bothering sleeves, I have to commend its beautiful fit. One of the best faff-free items for summer has to be the straightforward dress with sleeves, one with staying power that will last the day without wilting.

Dress: Alice Early

Brogues: Grensons

Photo: Claire Pepper