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3 Ways to Style Our Gingham Smock Midi Dress

by Emma Menteath, Content Lead

Whether it’s check, stripe or floral, midi dresses will always be a spring staple for everyone at New Look. One of the things we love the most about spring is taking a break from our winter layers. Longer days and blue skies mean more dresses, and we couldn’t be more excited about that.

A firm favourite in our wardrobes this season is our must-have gingham midi dress. With its frill collared neckline and flattering smock style this dress is guaranteed to be a sell-out. We love it’s throw-on appeal, meaning it’s comfortable enough to wear at home barefoot while baking or for outings with your friends. It’s one of the most versatile pieces you can wear and an easy 9-5 option.

So, we’ve styled up 3 easy ideas to get you started with this £25.99 must-have. Whether you’re looking for weekend-wear inspo or a new workwear look, we’ve got you covered. Just keep scrolling…

1. Weekend Ready

We’re all about easy dressing in our free time making the midi dress a popular wardrobe choice come the weekend. While this dress looks dreamy all on its own, a few 90s-inspired items add bonus style points.

We suggest styling your gingham midi dress with a pair of the season’s must-have shoes – the chunky sandals. Add sunnies, a cross-body bum bag and a bucket hat for the perfect final touches to your stylish Insta-worthy weekend look.

2. Back to Reality

While June 21st marks the date of freedom, it also marks the day many of us start returning to the office. And while joggers and a sweatshirt may have been ok to wear when working from home, you may want to smarten up for your return. A midi dress is the ideal way to do this.

Taking inspo from the latest must-have trends (and the new season of Gossip Girl), we suggest styling your back-to-work midi dress with a vest jumper, this really allows the collar detail to pop, a cute pair of frilly socks and a trusty pair of loafers. Now that’s a look we love.

3. Afternoon Drinks

One of the best things about a midi is how easy it is to dress up. After providing you with countless casual looks, a midi dress can be dressed up as easily as adding a pair of comfy heels and a bag. With the easing of restrictions and our diaries already filling up with outdoor pub bookings, this is definitely a look we’re after.

Step up your style with a pair of comfy espadrilles, an on-the-go denim jacket (ideal for those chilly April winds) and a glam pair of earrings. Finally, add a touch of colour to your look with our must-have shoulder bag of the moment which comes in a beautiful sage tone. Now, where was that waiter with your rosé order?