Rosie Wears: Cath Kidston Pastel Tea Dress

Cath Kidston tea dress

Cath Kidston tea dress

Cath Kidston tea dress

Cath Kidston tea dress

I’m kicking off this post in stereotypically British fashion by talking about the weather – but really, hear me out! Living in Scotland I don’t really have a distinct ‘Winter Wardrobe’ and ‘Summer Wardrobe’. I hear of such wonders in the South as vacuum-packing knitwear, no-tights weather and relegating layers to storage but could never imagine such sartorial segregation in my own wardrobe; even in June with so-called Midsummer on the way, I awoke to torrential rain, walked home in blistering sunshine and can currently hear the wind howling round the tenements as I type. Such seasonal wardrobe organisation would prove optimistic at best and foolhardy at worst in such changeable climes.

Cath Kidston tea dress

Cath Kidston tea dress

Cath Kidston tea dress

Enter my simple early Summer staples: throw-on-and-go pastel-hued tea dresses, mushroom-coloured shoe boots and grey tights – plus umbrella and sunnies stashed in suitably large bag. Bonus points for knee-length cuts, elbow-length sleeves and bow details aplenty. Spots, stripes or ubiquitous florals keep things interesting and look just as good with a trench or denim jacket, or even – shock horror – Winter coat if you must. This pale pink number was a recent find in the Cath Kidston sale; a shorter style had sold out but with a third off the price it was too big a bargain to pass up the maxi version, which proved very maxi on me but was easily shortened to a versatile knee-length. I adore the colour and bow neckline, while the graphic pattern makes a traditional tea dress feel right for now. It’s not online any more but there are a few other Summer frocks I’ve got my eye on in Cath K’s most recent sale. On a cost-per-wear basis it would be rude not to, as this dress has rapidly become the most-worn item in my wardrobe.

Cath Kidston tea dress

Cath Kidston tea dress

Cath Kidston tea dress

What are you wearing at the moment? Are you a Cath K fan too?

Cath Kidston tea dress

Cath Kidston tea dress

Cath Kidston tea dress

What I’m wearing: Cath Kidston dress; Ray-Ban sunglasses; bag c/o The Cambridge Satchel Co; boots c/o Boden; vintage accessories.

2 comments

  1. Anna says:

    What a lovely dress! And that third image should be an album cover or sth. 😉

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