DRESS CODE

GIVE THE SHORTS AND SIN­GLETS A REST AND SLIP ON A SUNDRESS TO SKIP THROUGH SUM­MER IN STYLE

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - Fashion - WO R D S : A M B E R M AC P H E R S O N

We have ac­cess to an end­less va­ri­ety of fash­ion styles, shades and prints, yet when sum­mer rolls around, our uni­form is usu­ally shorts and a tee.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of the plain white and denim combo. But when you’re awarded the op­tion to wear a colour­ful, light and flirty sundress, how could you say no?

Ade­laide fash­ion de­signer Binny Wat­son, from re­sortwear la­bel Binny, says the hum­ble sundress has be­come less com­mon in women’s wardrobes — but she’s here to change that.

“I think it’s im­por­tant that women find joy in dresses again,” Binny says.

“We spend so much time tak­ing care of oth­ers we for­get our­selves. Like a great lip­stick, a great sundress can re­ally make you feel good.

“Ev­ery woman should have sev­eral in their wardrobe be­cause they make you feel beau­ti­ful, they’re su­per ver­sa­tile, transea­sonal, easy to wear — one piece of cloth­ing — and easy to pack for a sum­mer hol­i­day.”

Binny rec­om­mends mak­ing your dress de­but by opt­ing for styles in your sig­na­ture colour and choos­ing or­ganic fab­rics for prac­ti­cal­ity.

“If you like plain dresses, think about the shape that suits your body and spe­cial de­tails,” she says.

“If you like colours, go for colours that com­ple­ment your colour­ing and also make you happy. Think about the qual­ity of fab­ric and colours or prints you like to wear and make those your pri­or­i­ties when you’re try­ing on dresses. I al­ways go for nat­u­ral fab­rics like silks, linen or cot­ton be­cause they are light and breath­able for sum­mer.”

A qual­ity sundress can also be dressed up or down for a ca­sual day out to an evening en­gage­ment.

“A good dress should def­i­nitely be able to tran­si­tion from day to night with the right shoes and ac­ces­sories,” Binny says.

“Take my favourite Blazey dress for ex­am­ple. Its clas­sic shape and colours will work with a pair of ten­nis shoes if you’re feel­ing preppy and are in the mood for a pic­nic, or with a pair of leather slides or san­dals for brunch, and then a pair of wedges for a night out.”

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