It’s begrudging spending money on summer clothes when the Great British weather makes the likelihood of getting to wear them on more than a smattering of occasions somewhat unlikely.
But luckily, George at Asda has stepped in to help with its latest collection of budget-friendly, bang-on-trend summer dresses that will leave you with change from a £20 note.
Smart, airy shirt dresses are the perfect solution to the age-old dilemma of how to dress for the office during hot weather without looking like you’re going on holiday – so it’s no wonder the style is cropping up all over the high street this summer.
Incidentally, George at Asda’s mustard, palm print shirtdress (£18) with a button through front and cinching tie waist, is equally wearable for workplace and beach alike. Wear it with a pair of the brand’s woven plait sandals for a more polished take on summer dressing.
Customers are raving about the brand’s dotty print pleated midi dress (£25) with a pretty tie waist; awarding it an almost five-star rating on Asda’s website.
Wrote one customer, “Very happy with dress, lovely material and style looks grand on. Looks expensive, my granddaughter and daughter thought it is beautiful and approved it for any occasion.”
A burnt orange tie side tea dress (£18, available online only) would sit pretty at any garden party or barbecue. It's slightly on the shorter side, falling a few inches above the knee.
Another customer favourite is the brand’s cream, scenic print Bardot dress (£18) with a sweet shoulder frill, tie waist and button front that could just as easily be dressed up for a summer wedding as worn with a pair of trainers for holiday day trips.
We’ll take the 18 customers who rated it five-stars’ word for it. 'I bought this dress for my cruise and I love it. I ordered a size 12 and it's a good fit. Can't wait to wear it,' wrote one delighted new owner of the dress.
This scarf print midi dress, £20, with short fluted sleeves and a high funnel neck that fastens in a bow at the back is perfect for days of changeable weather (again, thank you Great British summertime).
Pair it with a pair of box-fresh trainers, a trench - and probably an umbrella, let’s be honest - for summer in the city chic, wherever in the world you happen to be.
But if you want to snap one up, you better be quick, as we reckon these will be sold out in a flash!
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