TEAM ZOELLA AUGUST 8, 2021

The Failsafe Midi Dresses To Reach For When You Have Nothing To Wear

Let us remind you of the unsung wardrobe hero, the staple of any staycation suitcase, the cutest and most comfortable addition to any haul- that's right people, it's the humble midi dress.

Picture this: your hair is greasy, your alarm didn’t go off, your dog has vommed on the kitchen floor and you’ve ran out of tea for your morning cuppa. Not a great start to the day, and in all honesty we’re not sure who you peed off in a past life but it’s not looking good. Anyhow, you need to get out the door STAT, but what are you going to wear? Let us remind you of the unsung wardrobe hero, the staple of any staycation suitcase, the cutest and most comfortable addition to any haul- that’s right people, it’s the humble midi dress.

Keep it feminine with sandals, add a grungy edge with a layered band tee or add a practical twist with some chunky trainers, and remember gleefully that there is nothing you cannot achieve in the perfect midi dress- you simply cannot go wrong. And as the U.K. summer continues to be somewhat lacklustre, the midi dress cements itself once again as the perfect staple piece to carry you through to Autumn (cries in Pumpkin Spice), making it a totally sensible and justifiable purchase. 

Read on for 24 of the best midi dresses to shop now, from & Other Stories, Molby The Label, Nobody’s Child, Kitri and more!

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TEAM ZOELLA APRIL 22, 2021

The Picnic Blanket Inspired Gingham Items You Need For Spring

If Miranda Priestly didn't deem florals groundbreaking for Spring, then we pose the second most wonderful print: gingham.

If Miranda Priestly didn’t deem florals groundbreaking for Spring, then we pose the second most wonderful print: gingham. Straight outta a British, cottagecore dream, gingham comes in many shapes, sizes and colour ways making it the ultimate evergreen trend during the Spring season. Triple points if you coordinate with your picnic blanket for all the outdoor socialising fun. 

Straight outta a British, cottagecore dream, gingham comes in many shapes, sizes and colour ways.

Pastel gingham had a real moment in 2020 as the iconic Sleeper Atlanta Dress took our Instagram feeds by storm, and this print’s timeless yet playful quirks make it a failsafe for those wanting to bridge out and add print or colour into their wardrobes. Checkerboard prints have made their way into homeware too, cementing that this easy breezy trend is here to stay for the season ahead. 

Primark has been the subject of Instagram Stories aplenty since shops reopened on the 12th April, and their selection of gingham delights is another reason to stick out those queues. Zara McDermott looked especially chic in this turquoise co-ord* from the icons at Primark HQ along with a ravishing selection of other £8 gingham goodies. Meet ya at the checkout!

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