Classic & Easy To Style Slip Dresses

I am L O V I N G the heat in the UK this month! Sure we don’t get it everyday but when we do, the days are beautiful! I know Love Island is on at 9pm, but I am partial to an evening walk with an ice cream instead (then of course catch up online the next day, I ain’t missing out on Alex finding a good gal).

Anyway, on a recent trip to Bristol for a mini-but-not-so-mini shopping spree, I was drawn to so many longer dresses and jumpsuits. It’s nice having short shorts and little skirts to show off/tan the legs but for some reason I’m obsessed with midi and maxi lengths recently. Everyone on my Instagram has fallen in love with this Boohoo dress, and it seems like the longer midi length dress is making quite a style statement this summer – especially with a bit of a split leg for the Angelina vibes.

I picked up a beaut burnt orange dress from Zara which I’ve styled below, and I just feel so comfortable in it!

This Zara dress nails all the key styles of 2018, including the button-up detail which is on everything I’m buying this summer. I love the deep orange colour because it really shows my tan (when the sun isn’t directly shining on me…) and it’s really light and airy to wear. I wore this exact outfit to work so popped a white tee underneath to cover my shoulders, and if you’re prone to burning – like me – then a t-shirt is great for burn prevention! You could opt for this outfit without a belt in the middle, I mean the dress does have quite a lot of shape, but I just think the belt pulls it all together and matches to the black in the bag. It also makes me look way slimmer!

Please note… I didn’t realise my bag was the wrong way around until my shoot was nearly over… MAJOR FFS ROBYN.

I think these longer style dresses are so easy to style and you can wear them with any shoe, any bag and any accessories. On cooler days you could casual-down the look with some trainers and a denim jacket, or on boiling days just wear to the beach on it’s own with some flip flops. Obviously this dress is strappy which not everyone is keen on, but there are plenty of sleeved ones on the high street at the moment! I don’t necessarily think they’re ideal for winter and couldn’t imagine wearing a dress like this with tights and boots, but you never know what I could come up with in 6 months time…

As you can probably imagine these dresses are also ideal for people who aren’t so keen on their legs. Of course I completely advocate showing off everything and loving every part of you, but I for one HATE my knees and it’s so nice looking at photos of myself without knobbly ugly things ruining the outfit!


Click on any image below to shop some of the high street longline slip dresses!

Dress – Zara (also found this dress which is similar!)

Tee – M&S

Bag – c/o Zatchels

Shoes – Next

Belt – ASOS

Earrings – Accessorize

What do we think of the outfit, and longer length dresses in general?! Let me know in the comments – would you buy something like this, or do you prefer shorter dresses?

R x


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  1. 7th June 2018 / 9:00 am

    I find midi dresses are so much easier to style – I’ve picked up a lot of midi dresses and skirts this summer! Loving how you’ve styled this one with the white tee. xx

    Lucy |

    • 16th June 2018 / 5:17 pm

      I love sticking a t-shirt underneath! This dress would look good with a black tee too I think!

      R xoxo

  2. 7th June 2018 / 8:48 pm

    I love midi dresses! I don’t mind wearing shorter dresses in the winter because I can cover up with tights and boots but when it comes to summer, I need to feel confident whilst trying to stay cool and midi dresses are perfect!

    I’ve recently picked up a gorgeous blue one from H&M, a spotty number from George, and a floral one from New Look. I just can’t get enough of them aha xx

    • 16th June 2018 / 5:18 pm

      Yes exactly that! They all sound amazing – and I’ve found New Look have lush ones!

      R xoxo

  3. 8th June 2018 / 10:51 am

    I really want to try on a button up dress – I’m loving the style at the moment and this one looks great on you <3

    G is for Gingers xx

    • 16th June 2018 / 5:18 pm

      Try it babe! It’ll look fab, and they’re so comfy and easy to wear!

      R xoxo

  4. 8th June 2018 / 6:49 pm

    I love midi dresses, and this colour is beaut x

    • 16th June 2018 / 5:18 pm

      Same!! So glad you like this one!

      R xoxo

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