Fabulous daytime frocks from Cotton Traders

May 22nd, 2012


When I was asked if I would like to review some products from Cotton Traders, I must admit that I was a little bit puzzled. My image of Cotton Traders was of a brand that stocked casual denim and outdoorsey type  sporty products, the sort of items that were definitely not my cup of tea. But I decided to take a look at the website anyway, as my interest had been piqued, and I was frankly more than pleasantly surprised. Because Cotton Traders is the perfect place to look for the perfect daytime dress, the sort of dress you can wear for a shopping trip, a day by the seaside, a walk in the countryside. A dress that looks great, makes you feel feminine, but is also totally comfortable and wearable.

 

Maxi dress stripe £26 click to visit Cotton Traders

The first dress I chose was the striped Maxi dress. This is a gorgeous, candy coloured seaside stick of rock sort of dress that I wore, rather fittingly,  for a rather windy trip to the seaside.  The first thing I loved about the dress was the fabric. This dress is stretch cotton, but doesn’t cling, being just slightly thicker than I expected. This meant it skimmed curves rather than clung to dear life to them. This was also perfect maxi length for me (I’m 5ft6in)  being  just above ankle length. I loved the way this had been styled in the image above, with pretty silver sandals, but it was a much breezier day when I wore it, so I teamed it with coral ballerina pumps, a mid blue denim jacket, and a straw bag.

This dress is fabulous, a total snip at just £26. I was really impressed with the quality, this is a dress that  will stretch with you, move with you, and will still look great.  This is the perfect school run dress, just throw it on, add a jacket, and you’re ready to go.

Jersey Dress £32 click to visit Cotton Traders

The second dress I chose was the gorgeous jersey dress in hot pink. This has a slightly dressier design, with an empire line and pretty ruching detail on the bustline. This is also a very flattering design that fits and flares, but due to the nature of the thick cotton and lycra, any lumps and bumps may require a pair of spanx. That said, this dress is worth the effort because it looks just amazing, and needs just a pair of wedges and a simple forties style cardigan to be ready. Plus, because of the more fitted nature of this dress, you could add a black blazer and a court shoe for a summer outfit perfect for a day in the office.

If pink is not your thing, this dress also comes in a lovely shade of summer yellow, or in a rather smart navy option that would look great with red accessories for a more nautical look.

All in all, I think Cotton Traders is a great, one stop shop, for the sort of everyday summer essentials that are comfortable, hard-wearing and look wonderful. Cotton Traders provides effortless dressing at its best.

More ideas

Maxi Dress - Solid £22 click to visit Cotton Traders

Lightweight Drape Jacket £35 click to visit Cotton Traders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mango

2 Responses to “Fabulous daytime frocks from Cotton Traders”

  1. Fiona says:

    LOVE that stripey maxi dress – and only £26!
    You look GREAT with the denim jacket over the top too!

    http://www.avenue57.com – post your look here to show it off more!

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