The fashion industry is renowned for being fast paced and it can seem as soon as you’ve updated your wardrobe accordingly, the new season has arrived. In order to keep up, the average item in the UK is worn only 14 times before we’ve had enough – moving onto the next purchase costing less than a latte. Thankfully, the world becoming increasingly conscious of fast-fashion habits and the effect it has on the environment. People are edging towards investment pieces that won’t end up in the landfill in six months and we’re completely on board. We’ve chosen ten timeless dresses that will carry you into AW19 and beyond. In the wise words of Vivienne Westwood, “Buy less, choose well, make it last”.
Florals, especially roses, are set to bloom into next season. Don’t be put off by shorter cuts in cooler months, a pair of tights and boots is all it takes.
The slip dress is a staple for the fashion-forward. Easy to layer, style and wear.
You can’t go wrong with neutrals, especially when they’re in the softest satin and chicest cut.
Give gingham a new season grunge twist by adding chunky lace boots and leather accessories.
Printed Crepe Dress by Ganni
A moody take on florals. Perfect for mirroring AW’s darker evenings.
A show-shopping party dress is an essential for any wardrobe, especially come the festive season (hello NYE).
Ora Dress by Resume
This Resume dress is an all-rounder. Great if you’re dulling down your tones for winter but still love a playful print.
Animal print evolved. A modern adaptation that has ever-lasting style.
Brownie points for brights next season. Earn kudos with this oversized pleated Ganni number.
The little black dress’s longer, more sophisticated older sister – the black chiffon gown. Thou shall go to the ball, Cinderella.