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Why we love a bit of Tartan

Get Tart-ed up with a gorgeous Tartan dress

Lets talk about Tartan! Come rain or shine, this is why Tartan can be worn all year round. Here at MyDress we are loving that at the moment Tartan is even easier to get our hands on. You can walk into most high-street shops and find a bit of cheeky Tartan just ready to be nabbed. 

What’s the deal with Tartan? Well, just a snippet of history for you all…Once upon a time in the highland hills, Tartan was worn by the Gaelic clans. Each pattern and colour was exclusively for a particular clan (so pick your Tartan!!). But then in 1746 it was banned, in an attempt to bring all the clans under government control. Booooooo!

The Royal Look

For years and years Tartan has been associated with the Royals, well actually, all aristocracy and military and so ladies you guessed it…it became kinda fancy. Some patterns of Tartans were even reserved just for the “creme de la creme” of society.

BUT THEN…(and this is the part we love) it became an anti-establishment symbol. A symbol of anarchy, an expression, a voice. Tartan was embraced into the Punk movement in the 70s and continues to inspire us in fashion today. For example, The Burberry Check is a Tartan that’s been going strong since the 20s and is known all over the world. Happily the Tartan check has become more available and yep…affordable. With so many options, brands (high-street brands too) recreating this great print.

The Queen of Tartan

Who? Vivienne Westwood. This famous Brit has been challenging and pushing fashion boundaries since we can all remember. A true fashion anarchist. She is known for combining (with great flare) all that does not conform with a sense of tradition. This feisty red head as been busy voicing her opinions and saving the world since opening her boutique on Kings Road back in the 70s.

Get your Tartan on!

Now, there are tons of options when it comes to getting “tart-ed up!”, go full-out Punk, think the Sex Pistols, Sid and Nancy, X-Ray Specs, maybe even a little bit of Debbie Harry (Blondie!). Get inspired and click this link.

Take it to the MAX!

Take it to the Max - Tartan Dresses

There are some great options for Maxi Tartan dresses. We are loving this flowing Tartan number but if that’s a little out of your budget, then “check out” (pun intended) this one from Urban Outfitters.

SKIMP on it!

Shorter Tartan Dresses

This Noisy May Tartan Dress (and it also comes in black) is perfect to see you for the summer, but if you team it up with tights, biker boots and a leather jacket it is transformed into the perfect daytime winter outfit.

And…if you’re after something a bit well…skimpier, then this Missguided number is where it’s at! Skimpier in length and price, but not in style. 

So, that being said, let’s keep the tartan tradition going ladies!!







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The Denim Dress Edit: find your perfect fit

The Denim Dress Edit

The 90’s are back! That means dungarees and denim galore! Denim is not just for jeans and should no longer be lurking at the back of your wardrobes for casual weekends, that’s right there is a world of endless “denim-tastic” possibilities out there!

 We saw celebrities, such as Alexa Chung and Fearne Cotton, proudly wearing their dungarees and now it’s time to get our denim on…about time too! And because of this happy denim explosion, this means that lucky for us there is a HUGE variety of styles, prices and yes…colours to choose from, so you can find your perfect fit of denim dress. So ladies, that being said, it’s time to find your perfect denim dress look. 

The Denim Shirt Dress (WITH a waist)

The denim shirt dress

This is the perfect style for a more chic look. It has all the charm of being a casual denim dress, but can be dressed up or down to suit the mood. The cinched waist means it is flattering and draws the eye attention inwards. A perfect choice for casual Fridays at the office, still chic but in a more laid-back way, just the way it should be.

Tip: We are loving this Karen Millen denim number, which is the perfect transition piece for your wardrobe and embodies this trend down to a tee. Also Diesel have hit the nail on the head with this great tie waist dress and super flattering sleeve. 

The Dungarees Denim Dress

Denim Dungarees Dresses

This is a more playful denim dress look and really a nod to the 90’s at it’s best. It can be girly when teamed with a pretty blouse or chilled with a slouchy jumper or t-shirt. Go for a white t-shirt for a fresh everyday style.

Tip: Check out this gorgeous Topshop dress and it’s only £ 32 !! and for a more vinatge take on the dungarees dress, Urban Renewal and MinkPink has just what your looking for!

The Boyfriend Denim Dress

The Boyfriend Denim Dress

 So many options with this one, but again the idea is that you shouldn’t look like you have tried and well actually you don’t need to with this style. It really is the best possible style and it gives that “Oh this? I just threw it on” look and yep…you did, but with flare. The key with this trend is because of it’s looser silhouette, it is essential that you make up for it with being girly in other aspects of your outfit. This style is best when kept minimal. Minimal, fresh make-up, statement jewelry, a bright colourful bag, statement shoes or chuck on your trainers. Wear the collar on your denim dress done right up, all neat and tidy for a preppy look or undo a couple of cheeky buttons and layer a plain top underneath.

Tip: Shirt style dresses, such as, this one by s.Oliver denim dress is a great versatile choice, that will see you through all the seasons, come rain or shine. But if you fancy saving a bit of extra cash, then Vero Moda have got it spot on!

The Designer Denim Dress

Designer Denim Dresses

 If you haven’t noticed yet, then you will pleased to hear that denim got a makeover, with brands, like Vivienne Westwood giving us more than just the standard. But then let’s be honest when did that ever happen. Pops of colour, patterns, washes and embroidery…anything is possible. Think outside the box.

Tip: Still want to make an impact, but at less than half the price? Then it’s worth taking a peek at this Noisy May denim dress and this Paramita denim dress.

 Tip: Undo your denim dress completely…wait for it..and wear it as a jacket…now that’s 90’s. 



Categories: Trends