Beat the Clock with these Throw on and Go Dresses
Tight for time? Have these easy, breezy dresses at hand and may you never be late again
Picture this: you realise you’ve hit snooze one too many times and now feel the stomach-churning dread of knowing you’ve got to be up and out of the house in practically no time at all. It’s an all-too-familiar tale of blind panic, racing through your beauty routine (or cutting steps out altogether) and frantically piecing together a haphazard outfit that, let’s face it, puts you on a downer for the rest of the day. It really needn’t be such a stress, particularly if you have a capsule of throw on summer dresses on standby. Appreciated for their ease and requiring minimal styling effort on your part, slip into one of these time-saving heroes and you’ll soon be back on schedule.
For those of us with complex, time-critical morning routines, ironing out creases last minute can set-back the entire operation (plus the steam won’t do your hair and makeup any favours). The key to being crinkle-free? Invest wisely in woolen dresses (these bounce back into shape after every wash), look to ones made from robust fabrics like denim and consider fabric blends that contain crease-proof fibres.
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Another way to cut corners – without looking like you actually have – is to pick out a dress that’s practically an entire outfit in one: the maxi. Falling from shoulder to shoe, they’re the ultimate cover-ups and considerably cut-down the need for extra styling. Our edit features maxi dresses all manner of bold colours and playful prints, so they’ll never look boring either.
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When fashion paralysis strikes, the prospect of pairing prints, textures and colours together into one harmonious outfit is enough to leave anyone feeling panicked, especially when time is ticking. To relieve the pressure, do as minimalists do and wear a pared-back dress in a neutral colour. Whether it’s a mini, midi or maxi, as long as it’s purposefully restrained in shade (think: beige, black, cream and charcoal), it’ll team effortlessly with virtually anything in your wardrobe.
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Picking out an outfit's main components can be tricky enough but elevating it with accessories can be a time-consuming artform in itself. To prevent you staring helplessly at your jewellery collection and wardrobe, look instead to dresses that come inbuilt with interesting details and textural touches. From belted midis to those with neckties, these pre-accessorised pieces mitigate the need for any added extras.
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