New Look has spring dresses all sewn up

The lastest collection of dresses from New Look shows how the High Street brand is going from strength to strength. From flowing maxi styles, to cute TOWIE-esque skater dresses, New Look proves that this season, any length is allowed. But it is the midi dresses that really catch the eye. For so long this was a length that only the tallest and slimmest of ladies tackled, with a view that on anyone else, the midi was a frumpy option.

We are now beginning to realise that this is wrong, and that, in the same way as the maxi dress can suit anyone providing the cut and style are correct for the body wearing it, the midi dress is actually a really viable option for both day and evening wear. Perfect for those who are not keen on their knees and upper legs, many midi styles also feature 3/4 and long sleeves, addressing another area many women are not happy with.

If you are unsure what type of dress you need, length is a good thing to focus on. A shorter dress might help you show off your flirtatious side, while a longer one might give off an air of elegance or professionalism, depending on the style. A midi dress is nice because it can do both in certain situations, depending on the one you pick. That is because the halfway down your calf length is appropriate for all occasions. That leaves you free to only focus on the pattern or style during midi-dress selection. You can choose a color or print you want and not worry about matching the length to the occasion. Midi dresses can also be worn at any time of year.


Rebel Wilson looks amazing in this midi style

Gwyneth Paltrow looks stunning in a Burberry midi

Midi’s look great with flats and a denim jacket for daywear, and, as Gwyneth Paltrow shows, adding a pair of killer heels makes an ultra glamorous evening look.

Check out a few of the gorgeous midi dresses currently on offer at New Look.

Black Strappy Chiffon Midi Dress £22.99 click to visit New Look

Black 3/4 Sleeve Sweetheart Mesh Midi Dress £19.99 click to visit New Look

Red Zebra Sleeveless Midi Dress £16.99 click to visit New Look

Cameo Rose Pink and Black Splatter Cowl Back Midi Dress £19.99 click to visit New Look

Blue Vanilla Black Abstract Swirl Midi Dress £18 click to visit New Look


Uniqlo and Celia Birtwell – It’s here!

This is definitely one of the most anticipated High Street and designer collaborations ever. The legendary textile designer Celia Birtwell, the lady behind those iconic Ossie Clark prints, has collaborated with cool Japanese brand Uniqlo to create a series of pretty basics and much lusted over scarves and stoles. Taking those same iconic prints that once adorned the coolest of 1970s stars as the starting point, the prints have then been rescaled, recoloured and the reworked in order to make them fresh and irresistable for 2013.

Sure to be a total sell out, and with models Portia Freeman and Charlotte Pallister fronting an eye-catching campaign, this is a collection you need to have in your wardrobe. And with those famous Uniqlo prices, this is a designer collaboration you can actually afford to treat yourself too.


Key Picks

WOMEN Celia Birtwell V Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt A £12.90

WOMEN Celia Birtwell V Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt G 

WOMEN Celia Birtwell V Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt 

WOMEN Celia Birtwell 3/4 Sleeve Dress B £29.90 

WOMEN Celia Birtwell Sleeveless Tunic B 

WOMEN Celia Birtwell 3/4 Sleeve Blouse B £19.90

WOMEN Celia Birtwell Pyjama pants £19.90 

WOMEN Celia Birtwell Cropped Legging Trousers £14.90 

WOMEN Celia Birtwell stole B £9.90 

Evans – The Lace Edit

With the exception of the white variety, which I associate with weddings, I somehow seem to think of lace as a winter trend. But this season, Evans is showing that the delicate fabric is actually a perfect choice for that strange, transitional period between Winter and Spring.

Lace is a versatile fabric. In black and dark shades it looks decidedly gothic, but the nature of the fabric is delicate and light, therefore giving it a softer feel. Evans have added some soft grey and Emerald Green into the mix, as well as adding lace to everyday sweatshirts and denim shirts, again showing the wonderful versatility of this fabric.

Here are some of the picks from the Evans Lace Edit.

Evans Green Lace Skater Dress Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Black Lace Jacket Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

Silk Shore Denim and Lace Blouse Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Grey Lace Front Sweat Top Was £29.50 Now £20.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Black Lace Pencil Skirt Price: £25.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Ivory Lace Bubble Hem Top Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

Click here to visit Evans and view the lace range.