Now that the mercury is rising, we have our eyes firmly set on spring and summer dressing, and that includes dresses. We can’t remember the last time our legs felt free of their joggers/leggings prison so we sure can’t wait to let them out again.
Investing in a few new pieces for the season ahead is always a must, but that doesn’t have to mean spending all your hard earned pennies at once. Take this F&F dress, for example: with its sky blue background and ditsy daisy print, it screams spring picnic to us. It ticks a lot of the SS21 trend boxes too, with its shirred bodice, puff sleeves, square neckline and midi length, but the best part is it costs just £18.
The F&F dress would look great with white trainers for a casual daytime look, or do as Kelly Brook and wear it with heels for a dressier look – perfect for a wedding guest outfit.
Made from responsibly sourced cotton and described by F&F as one of their ‘It dresses for spring’, it would make for the ideal outfit for your first trip to a pub garden come 21 June, paired with trainers or espadrille wedges, simple gold jewellery and a cropped denim jacket for warmth – it is the UK, after all.
It’s already available to pick up alongside your weekly shop in Tesco stores and we have it on good authority that it will also be available to buy online at next.co.uk very soon.
However, our eagle eyes soon also realised that it looks a lot like a very similar dress from another of our favourite brands, KITRI.
Floral midi dress, £18, F&F
While KITRI’s features a larger floral print, longer sleeve lengths, a ruffle at the waist and a tiered skirt, anyone can see the similarities between the two. Except for one big difference, the price: KITRI’s will set you back £165, making F&F’s dress £147 cheaper.
Both are beautiful dresses, but if it’s a bargain you’re looking for, F&F’s just clinches it.