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So, with the hot weather, what have you worn and worn?

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MrsCampbellBlack Sat 27-Jul-13 11:54:12

My best purchase has definitely been the J Crew chino shorts. They are the most flattering shorts I've ever tried.

I'd still like to find the elusive cotton dress that works for walking round town in as well as being in the garden. But being an apple shape seems to make this an impossibility.

ThePortlyPinUp Sat 27-Jul-13 12:09:18

My swing dresses, lovely and floaty so nice and cool. I also haven't worn any other footwear but Birkenstocks since the first day of sun, my feet will rebel when I have to wear shoes again.

SofaCanary Sat 27-Jul-13 12:17:05

J Crew chino shorts here too, was more of a mini skirt gal before these but they're fab!

What length have you got MrsCB? I've got the 4" but wish I'd have gone for the 3" instead.

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 27-Jul-13 13:07:51

I got the 4" too but yes, the 3 would have been better for sunbathing. Although the 4" are good for wearing to the park etc.

Where did you get swing dresses from thepinup?

AmberNectarine Sat 27-Jul-13 13:10:17

Gap boyfriend shorts are serving me well, as is my Boden pocket Breton.

Lucylloyd13 Sat 27-Jul-13 13:33:26

Denim mini, sleeveless white blouse and wedge heels.

I've rotated: a black cowl neck sleeveless short sundress - Gap

Black cotton lace/crochet shorts - M&S

Pink/green/black/white patterned shorts - last year Great Plains

With loose ish cotton vests.

At home I've constantly worn a grey cotton halter neck playsuit - H and M. Best £7 I have EVER spent.

I've been hunting for a cotton dress too. No luck so far.

Last year's patterned

Ignore last sentence!

Bunbaker Sat 27-Jul-13 13:40:36

I got these sandals in black. They are so comfortable and tick the right boxes for me as being nice enough to wear with a dress, not frumpy, yet comfortable.

loopyloou Sat 27-Jul-13 13:44:27

I have a linen dress from M&S that I bought two years ago that I wear all the time when it's hot, it's pull on loose cut with flared out skirt, sleeveless and so cool.

2kidsintow Sat 27-Jul-13 13:48:19

My maxi dresses have been fab. I finally found some that flattered my pear hourglass shape and they are lovely and cool.

loopyloou Sat 27-Jul-13 13:48:42

It's like the one in auction number 310713545105 on eBay.

dirtyface Sat 27-Jul-13 13:49:13

a lovely short, loose, silky leopard print playsuit from internationale

literally living in it atm blush

MadAboutHotChoc Sat 27-Jul-13 13:50:55

Denim shorts created from an old pair of boyfriend jeans. Very flattering, comfortable and easy to adjust length depending on where I am going to be.

Loose cotton t-shirts or vests - mostly H&M.

Scandals/flipflops - various, current fav is leopard skin and metallic thong scandals from Amazon.

Sunglasses - Boots

goodasitgets Sat 27-Jul-13 13:56:10

Slim crystal havaianas

Grey marl maxi skirt with split from new look (amazingly long!)

InMyShreddies Sat 27-Jul-13 14:06:28

Midi dresses. From New Look (pale pink and black Aztec patterned) and Hush (elbow-length sleeved cobalt)

I was a bit late on the bandwagon with them but they're remarkably flattering on my pear shaped figure and easy to wear, feel a bit more casual than a maxi I think and nice and cool. Simple sandals or flipflops, jewellery, sunglasses, job done.

BaronessTeapot Sat 27-Jul-13 14:11:17

A couple of Mantaray cotton tunic tops which are just long enough to wear as a mini dress.

I have been wearing them over wide pants for work and then I whip my bra & pants (not knickers) off when I get home to cool down in the evening.

SupermansBigRedPants Sat 27-Jul-13 14:21:27

White maternity cropped trousers and a lovely purple floaty dress that I could wear strappy, halter or strapless teamed with white flat sandals. Or at least until this week when the bump decided I don't need clothing that fits anymore hmm so the past few days black leggings and a checked maternity shirt sad

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 27-Jul-13 17:38:32

I start this thread and now the rain starts.

I've just not worn maxis at all this year apart from the navy stripey skirt from DP. Its all been about the shorts. But do find it quite hard dressing for this weather if I need to be out and about.

Love the sound of leopard print playsuit!

Superman - have you got much longer to go?

BrennieGirl Sat 27-Jul-13 19:18:54

I'm very much a dress person so mostly cotton summer dresses. One i have worn again and again is a mid blue knee length linen dress purchased a couple of years ago from boden. It has a v neck and short sleeves. It's really comfortable and cool. It's starting to get a bit faded now though. I'll be sad to stop wearing it.

I usually pair it with either snakeskin sandals or silver flip flops.

umiaisha Sat 27-Jul-13 19:24:29

Topshop animal print jersey trousers, snake print maxi dress and a stone washed button up denim dress I picked up in the River Island sale.

Shoe-wise, trusty havaianas, jewelled flip flops from Office and some brown 70s style wedges from Topshop

miffybun73 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:28:47

Floral knee length floaty sundress.

Birkenstocks every day for the last couple of months.

MrsRogerSterling Sat 27-Jul-13 20:00:21

Patterned harem or pajama style trousers with various plain t-shirts/vests and thong style flat sandals.

GeorginaWorsley Sat 27-Jul-13 20:09:06

Knee length and maxi.
Haven't worn trousers for ages but raining now so suspect I will tomorrow!

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sat 27-Jul-13 20:17:44

this stripey dress. i know Boden is frowned upon, but it's cotton, with a little stretch, and a good length for haring around after the 2yo in the park

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