Archive | February 22, 2014

My favourite casual summer dresses

When it is hot, I prefer to wear a dress. No waist bands to restrict or to foster sweat. Loose, hanging dresses are so much cooler. I pity males who have to wear shorts and tops. They are just not as cool as dresses.

And I love a pretty frock. I showed you my current work dresses.

Here are my favourite summer dresses.

An oldie but a goodie. This has lost its stretch which is just as well as so have I. It is Mr Sans’ favourite.


A new favourite. A polo shirt dress. Comfy, flattering, nice colour. Bit long too be really cool but around the house I tuck it up (in my undies. Yeah, I’m all class.)


This isn’t cool, so it isn’t actually a favourite, but it is on my summer rotation list. The fabric must be mostly plastic. Quite a sweaty thing. But it is OK for over swimmers when sitting on our back verandah or a visit to the stupidmarket.


One for going out. It is my Edwardian look. It comes with a little pink slip. When I get home, I am know to remove the outer sheath and just sit in the slip. (Again, my all-class behaviour coming out.)


This one was a hand-me-down from my cousin. Lovely raspberry colour. It has even surfaced as a work dress on hot days.


And this is a new one. Bought after my Year of No Clothes Shopping, in the post-Christmas sales. The colour is not so clear in the photo. It is actually more orange. The hem is one of those longer at the back type hems, but not suddenly long at the back, more like a gradual bob.


That brings the total of my dresses I’ve shown to 14. Half way through them. Well, nearly half way.

Now lest you think I have had manic shopping trips, these dresses have accumulated over the last 15 years.

Things are still leaving my wardrobe. Remember I am decluttering one item a day from my house. Here’s the latest item to leave: an old jacket. The cut is not only outdated but unflattering to me. Was a cheapie – $20 – bought over 7 years ago.