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EVERYONE’S FALLING FOR THE BABYDOLL DRESS
By Amelia Bell, 2 August 2020
They’re perfect for picnic dates, garden parties, and even comfy enough to wear when you’re WFH – it’s no wonder that we can’t get enough of babydoll dresses RN. Yep, that’s what those cute, floaty dresses you’ve been seeing all over your feed are actually called. Defined by puffy sleeves, voluminous shapes and flowy hems, our new fave silhouette couldn’t be easier to throw on for summer days, nights and all those video calls in between. As always, we turned to Insta for more inspo, check out the looks we're loving below.
If this doesn’t give you holiday vibes (and make you dream of one immediately), we don’t know what will. This ASOS Design Poplin mini dress was made for OOO days on the beach and all-day picnics with your pals. Style it up via statement sandals and a mini bag à la ASOS Lotte, and remember: bright, clashing accessories are never a bad idea. Neither is a 70s style headscarf, which (top tip) you can turn into a cute bow for your ponytail if you want to switch up your look.
For something a lil different, swap the minimal linens and go for a print instead. Easy and breezy, this checked smock dress is a win for any occasion. And, when the heatwave comes a calling, swap those boots for sandals or some dadcore kicks. To finish the look, Insider ASOS Sophia rocks some XL hoops, as well a teeny tiny turquoise bag – cos who needs anything besides their phone anyway?
@sarahjholder is giving us cool but cute vibes in this minimal textured dress by ASOS DESIGN. It's a low-key vibe, which means more room for the accessories to do the talking – a floral bucket hat, extra-mini mini bag, and some lilac socks do the job nicely. It’s a lewk made for picnics, strolls and getting back to nature (maybe not a hike, though).
There’s not much we don’t love about floral mini dresses – you can wear 'em during the day with a tee and your fave denim jacket, or in the evenings with some strappy sandals. They're a staple piece we've got on rotation. Every. Single. Summer. Make like @catieli and try a subtle ditsy print with a natural texture for a super sophis take on the trend.