Summer clothes to buy if you don't dare to bare

If the thought of baring your pale legs this summer gives you the horrors, Mumsnetters can help: here are some cracking (but covering) summerwear options 

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Coloured jeans


Price: £22, Next

What's to love: Coloured jeans, especially in pale hues, have a definite springtime vibe. They won't absorb as much heat as darker denim, either.

MNers say: "For those days when it starts cool and gets warmer, coloured jeans are perfect."

 

Culottes


Price: £29.50, M&S

What's to love: Culottes are having a big moment right now, with ultra-wide legs and patterns being extra hip. This classic polka dot pair are perfect for newcomers to the trend.

MNers say: "I'm not a big skirt wearer, but I'm really loving culottes. I'm lusting after an M&S pair."

 

Capri pants


Price: £35.99, Zara

What's to love: The tailored style means these are versatile enough for the office or the weekend, and the ankle-grazing length makes them a great match with sandals or loafers.

MNers say: "Zara do masses of cropped trousers, and the waistbands are really comfortable."

 

Midi skirts


Price: £29.95, Gap

What's to love: Far more modern than the maxi-length, a midi skirt is a very on-trend way of keeping cool but covered.

MNers say: "Gap always have lovely cotton skirts."

 

Long shorts


Price: £49.50, Banana Republic

What's to love: For those who don't mind baring calves, long shorts are easy to wear with a simple summer T-shirt.

MNers say: "Longer-length shorts are cute, and the Banana Republic ones really suit me."

 

Shirt dresses


Price: from £15, Asos

What's to love: Lightweight denim is a casual summer staple, and a loose-fitting number  looks great over leggings.

MNers say: "I love this dress. Ideal for pear-shapes, and the school run!"

 

And a wise last word from one Mumsnetter...

"Or, just get your legs out and be proud of them!"

 

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Last updated: 3 months ago