Be gone all of you who think an extended summer is something to be celebrated. All this means to me is a prolonged period of time when I'll be feeling too warm, aka sweaty, in the office and during my commute. Not chic. Look, I don't hate summer, but I don't want to be faffing about wearing all my warm-weather clothes anymore. Come September, all I'm thinking about is which blazer goes with which pair of jeans. But alas, the weather has other ideas and insists that a temperate of 23 degrees or more is totally acceptable for September (it's not). Now, I'm loathe to start talking about a transitional wardrobe, but here we are right in the middle of neither summer but not really in autumn as it's set to be a balmy 25 degrees at the end of this week.
However, there's good news in the form of a pretty dress trend that genuinely suits everyone and is a great transitional piece that will keep you cool but layered up will keep you warm. And the trend in question? The red floral dress.
Global fashion search engine Lyst revealed last month that it's one of the biggest trends this season and that it continues to grow and grow. Searches for it went up by 200% month on month and went up an additional 25% after Scandi girls were spotted wearing floral patterns during Copenhagen Fashion Week. It's no surprise considering dark florals are one of the biggest A/W 19 trends this season too. This style and colour of dress then sits perfectly between the seasons. It's bold, which is ideal for the summer and warmer weather, but a bit more serious and autumnal thanks to plenty of these dresses having long hemlines and long sleeves. Below, I've picked the best of the luxury and high-street dresses that are red and floral. The best news, however, is that red is the colour that suits everyone, so this will work for every budget and taste.