It was the ‘Little Sisters’ spread in the January 2016 Vogue that originally made us go gaga for floral dresses. You know, the one with Kylie Jenner, Bella Hadid and Lottie Moss, where all three baby it-girls prance around ethereally in elegant vintage-style dresses with feminine floral prints. Well, we’ve been fantasising about filling our own wardrobes with vintage florals ever since.
Better late than never, right? Wrong. The pink dress that Kylie wore is sold out everywhere (duh), not to mention 2 seasons old (double duh). We’re still kicking ourselves for not acting sooner, like, last year. Luckily, the vintage tea dress is one of those styles that never loses its flair, so it was easy to find a few worthy alternatives for this season, including one by the same designer, byTimo.
What makes the floral tea dress so irresistible? The 1950s silhouette, with a v-neck, wrapped waist and a-line skirt is flattering for every body shape. It’s the one style you can count on to always look good, no matter the occasion (or time of the month). And floral prints are classic. ‘This spring is all about florals,’ says every magazine editor, every year. They stand the test of time and they look effortless.
Try teaming a floral tea dress with a pair of white plimsoles to get that oft-coveted, uncomplicated off-duty style. The more we see that no make-up look, the more we’ll see simple outfits like this take centre stage. Who wants to spend their time cramped up next to a mirror, applying layer after layer of foundation, or strapping on some complicated garment when we could be spending our time dancing around a field, à la Kylie. Well, this version of Kylie. We like this version. Maybe she should take heed of this advice, too…
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