Posted: June 26, 2017 10:13am

As you get older you have to think a little harder about showing some flesh!  I fell in love with the off the shoulder trend as it allowed me to show some skin without straying into the ‘mutton dressed as lamb territory’.  I have noticed that tie straps are replacing the cold shoulder and I have been scouring the websites, looking for ones that don’t make me look like I have borrowed my daughter’s sundresses.

Overdress Vintage led me to my first dress.  Vintage is the best way to hunt down trends like this, you don’t end up paying a lot of money and you can test the trend to see if it works for you.  I just love the dress I ordered from Overdress Vintage featured below.

My tip for vintage is to concentrate on cottons, linens and silks.  I found this one on Etsy or this one. You have to search and if in doubt size up as you can have the dress altered to fit.

Tie strap dress
Overdress Vintage dress

 

Etsy Tie strap dress
Etsy Tie strap dress

Black is amazing in the Summer with a tan,as you don’t look as washed out and this one I am wearing below, was one of my sales purchases from Theory.  They had loads in stock in Fenwicks and online on Farfetch.

Tie Strap dress

Check out this Ganni dress in black photographed below it ticks all the boxes as it is midi length and has a tie strap.

Ganni Dress
Ganni Dress

I love this blue cotton one , I found below it is cotton too and is one of the amazing pieces that ASOS have online.

ASOS Tie Strap Dress
ASOS Tie Strap Dress

H&M also have two great ones and if this would have been silk I would have invested; the yellow option is also so pretty or this new arrival.

 

H&M tie strap dress
H&M tie strap dress

I did buy the green side tie dress from KJ Laundry featured below.

KJ Laundry

You can also just dabble with a top or a playsuit, the one below is from H&M.  Check out Miss Selfridge, it’s where I found the top below.

Miss Selfridge tie strap top
Miss Selfridge tie strap top
Tie strap top
HM Playsuit

 

My top tips are go for cotton and the bigger the bow the better, like the one from H&M featured below.  Next have a lovely vest that I ordered and at £7 it’s a real steal.

tie strap top
HM tie strap top

Other designer options you can find in the sales are this one from My Theresa . Don’t forget to check out Ebay – I spotted a midi dress from Sonia Rykiel.

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Wishing you all a great week!

Love

Anne Marie


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