Some dresses are so unassuming and yet they become a core part of a woman’s wardrobe. Our black relaxed dress is exactly that. It has a relaxed shape, it’s not sleek and sophisticated but it is easy to wear and versatile. Its relaxed vibe is the epitome of French chic. Team it with trainers and an oversized bag or pair it with a gold pair of ballerina flatties, a scarf and an over-sized cardigan. Pop a longsleeved black tee underneath on cooler days. It’s lightweight enough to wear even into the early summer months. We love black dresses with alight sun tan on the skin and a pair of sandals or wedge espadrilles.
- Generous scoop neck, short sleeves
- ribbon detail on bodice and skirt
- mid-calf length
- unlined dress, concealed zip at back
The black relaxed dress will happily be worn when working from home, is smart enough for video meetings but will be just as at home in the park after school or walking to pick up a coffee with friends, or even for a date night with your beloved if there is no time to change.
The black relaxed dress – unassuming but unique
Our black relaxed dress may be laid back, but it’s not shapeless. A carefully cut bodice shape ensures the dress lightly countours the body. If you look at relaxed dresses in the magazines which turn out to be shapeless and do nothing for you when bought, then take heart! Our black, relaxed dress gives you comfort without looking like a bag when you wear it!
The black relaxed dress is an easy dress for a capsule wardrobe. All your capsule items should be easily wearable and you shouldn’t feel any “resistance” to wearing them which will mean that they remain, unworn, in your wardrobe because they’re too tight, too short or whatever the issue is. The black relaxed dress is a versatile no-brainer. You’ll look chic and feel relaxed. perfect.
Our black relaxed dress stands apart from other informal black dresses because of its shape. With a subtly contoured bodice shape and a carefully proportioned, gently flared skirt, it will give your silhouette a beautiful shape without looking or feeling too smart or too dressy.
When to wear the black relaxed dress
We think our black relaxed dress can be worn in a wide variety of your daily life activities – certainly for work you’ll find this a useful, versatile piece of clothing. It might not be the dress you wear for your smartest, most important meetings, but it will cover many other work situations. It’s a great dress for working from home: it’s unrestricted and easy to wear whether you’re on the sofa, at the dining table or in the home office.
We think women returning to work after a long career break and who aren’t quite sure of appropriate dress code will love this dress. If you’re returning to work on a part-time basis we also think this will be the perfect dress for you as it isn’t too formal and “office suitable” so you can wear it for all your other daily activities. We also think that women in senior work positions will enjoy wearing this while working at home. It’s still entirely office appropriate but has a degree of style fluidity.
All in all we think you’ll love our black relaxed dress and find it a really useful addition to your wardrobe, especially if you are creating your own French capsule wardrobe!
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