Coming a long way from its school-girl stereotype, the pinafore dress has become a wardrobe staple. And, it’s easy to see why. From its cute appearance to its versatility and ease, there’s more to the pini than meets the eye. Combining smart with effortless, it’s one of those rare pieces that can nail every single dress code. Whether you’re wanting a low-key look for casual affairs or something more sophisticated for the office, the pinafore dress works for whatever, whenever.
With button embellishments, buckle details, statement prints and Insta-worthy colours, the stylish silhouette is now way too cool for class (unless you’re in Gossip Girl, of course).
But when it comes to the pinafore dress, the hardest part is working out how to style it. We’ve taken one of our favourite styles of the season – think trending dogtooth print, flattering square neckline and a colour palette that goes with everything – and shown you three ways to wear it.