I just bought this 2-in-1 dress and it's a great match for bestsellers from ME+EM and Reformation

Trust us, 2-in-1 dresses will be everywhere this summer so get ahead with Nobody's Child

Black Crochet Trim Seattle Midi Skater Dress
(Image credit: Nobody's Child)

Even though the sun's not exactly shining yet, I've been doing a bit of an audit of my wardrobe recently, ready for the warm weather. I've invested in some key pieces that I can't wait to wear and I have to tell you about the dress I found.

Much like landing on the perfect jeans (the Zara Marine jeans since you ask!) or comfortable sandals, we all know how a much-loved little black dress can totally transform your style and complete your spring capsule wardrobe.

Mixed media dresses are going to be huge for 2024, so you might have spotted them popping up everywhere. Not familiar? Well, it's like the summer version of the trusty slip dress and jumper combination we've all been relying on for a long time now. In short, they're simple, effortless and guaranteed to save you a whole lot of time deciding what to wear.

Cotton poplin midi skirts and fitted jersey bodices are what you're aiming for, creating a 2-in-1 look that gives the illusion of a top and skirt. But actually it's just one easy, breezy dress that travels and packs well (hello holiday wardrobe!), and can be styled up or down depending on the occasion.

After coveting pricey options from ME+EM and Reformation, I stumbled across the £75 'Seattle' dress from one of my favourite British clothing brands, Nobody's Child, and believe me when I say you need it too.

If you need any designer inspiration for this trend, look to Simkhai and Co. And as for eco-conscious brand Nobody's Child, with a fan base that includes Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby and Rochelle Humes, we wouldn't be surprised to see the 'Seattle' dress on some stylish celebrities soon.

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Caroline Parr
Digital Fashion Editor

Caroline is Digital Fashion Editor for woman&home, and has been a fashion writer and editor for ten years.

After graduating from the London College of Fashion, she has spent the last decade tracking down and writing about celebrity outfits, covering events ranging from the Met Gala to the King’s Coronation.

She has an encyclopedic knowledge of brands, but always likes to know about new and under the radar labels. She’s originally from Liverpool, and outside of work, her great loves are leopard print and her lively but adorable cocker spaniel, Ghillie.