Must have dresses for your UK summer getaway

Graham Hadaway - Monday, May 18, 2015


If you’re planning a summer getaway in the UK you’ll need to plan your wardrobe carefully. Although you won’t have the tight luggage restrictions you’d suffer if you were flying abroad, you will have the issue of unpredictable British weather to contend with.


Packing for a British summer holiday is never easy. In fact, it’s probably more difficult than limiting your luggage to a 15kg baggage allowance. When travelling in the UK you need to be prepared for all four seasons and have the ability of fitting clothes for every season into a modestly sized bag, that won’t scare the B&B owner into questioning the length of your stay.


As with any holiday, when you’re packing for a staycation there are some suitcase essentials, and one thing you’ll definitely want to have packed in there is a new summer dress. The summer dress is the season staple purchase for all women. However, for a purchase that women around the world make so regularly, it’s certainly not the easiest. When it comes to dresses, it’s not just the latest fashions that you should be concentrating on, you need to consider the latest fashions that will look great on your shape.


Here, we’ve come up with the essential guide for anyone shopping for their perfect summer dress.




As an apple you tend to have great pins, so don’t be afraid of going for something short to show them off. An apple’s problem area is always around their middle, so stick to something that doesn’t cling to your stomach – a shift-style dress is perfect for this. This bold-print dress from ASOS will allow you to show off your arms and legs without drawing attention to your tummy; it also incorporates one of this season’s biggest trends, making it perfect for your UK getaway.


Column build


When your hips and bust are the same width and you’re lacking a defined waist, you’re a definite column. Lucky for you, columns are really easy to dress and they look great in most clothes. Block colours and panelling are huge this season and will create an illusion of curves, flattering your figure and completely transforming your shape. Try this block colour panel dress if you’re planning an evening of fine dining while you’re away.




If you have a well-defined waist, then you’re one of the lucky ones. You’re curves sit in all the right places and you have the tiny waist that most women would kill for. Although you should never hide your curves, your waist is the thing you should be showing off, so look for a dress that will pull you in at the middle. Belted designs, like this one from Lipsy, will accentuate your curves and show off your slimmest point.




Pears carry their weight at the bottom, they have shapely shoulders and a small waist but large thighs and hips. Sleeveless, full-skirted dresses are a great choice to draw attention upwards at the same time as disguising any lumps and bumps at the bottom. Lace dresses are perfect for this and, what’s more, they’re all the rage. This lace skater dress from Lipsy will not only flatter your figure in all the right ways, it’ll make the perfect outfit for an evening on the town while you’re away.

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