What to wear right now: a shirt dress
I’ve worn this shirt dress to a meeting, to a cocktail party and to travel in. It’s a go-anywhere, do-everything style that is both wafty and smart and doesn’t wilt in a heatwave. Result. The DKNY cotton poplin shirt dress cost more than I would normally spend on a frock but it’s incredibly versatile, the longer hemline at the back covers my varicose veins and this style works equally well with sandals. In fact, I was wearing mine with flat sandals to travel in and received a lovely compliment from a reader who spotted me in Athens airport. I just hope that this was before Mr TNMA realised he’d left his reading glasses in the front pocket of an EasyJet plane and we legged it through the airport in a mad panic. Still waiting to hear…In a topsy-turvy twist, it was so hot when we left London the heat on the tarmac before boarding at Heathrow was hotter than when we disembarked in Athens. Fancy that.