All hail to the return of the sleeve for spring 2015. In further layering news, many designers are working on ways to cover arms, including putting sweaters or blouses over and under dresses. That means even sleeveless summer dresses can be brought into play right away. Summer fabrics, cotton poplin and fine silky knits are cool to wear, in both senses of the word. Absolutely no need to bare arms just because we are into the summer season. Air con in the office often creates a crispy cold environment and the utter casualness of bareness may not be appropriate. Walking round the department stores in February makes us wonder if the buyers believe we are living on Necker Island, rather than are city dwellers.
Many of the Winser London dresses have a sleeve, which makes them so ready for everyday – these are not dresses that hang in the cupboard unworn. This season the Miracle Collection dresses are in new shapes and colours, and also do check out the new coat and shirt dresses in sleek cotton poplin with Winser’s signature stretch. These styles will work hard for us all season, going seamlessly from work to play. They are dresses that will convey a message of purpose.
Style Agenda by Vanessa de Lisle - www.thefashioncupboard.com