This season I have decided to stay away from shift dresses. I love shift dresses, they are the back-bone of my working wardrobe. However, I have a great collection, this season I want to add in some floaty or romantic dresses.

I have bought 3 new dresses. For some reason, I have the sort of figure that dresses just work on, I find trousers a whole different situation, so adding dresses I have to be careful to think through where I am going to wear them. Two of the dresses are midi dresses with sleeves, definitely work appropriate. The other dress, is more bombshell, a lace dress, but it is work appropriate with a blazer on top and will be a great option for when I am going out to a cocktail function after work. I have two of these occasions in the next couple of weeks, so having a few dresses that cross over from work to play tend to get worn a lot. The one feature that is common to all of these dresses is that they are washable.

I will never stray too far from my classic shift dresses, but these new dresses mix things up a bit for me.

Dress 1 - Kate Sylvester - Dot dress in flamingo - a pretty and floaty dress. I can see me wearing this dress for most of the year, with coats and boots in winter and red strappy heels in summer.

Dress 2 - Cue - Snakeskin print dress - also side view as the peplum turns into two back frills. The sleeves on this are very full. I kept the tangarine heels on, but I think this will be fun with my cream booties.

Dress 3 - Moss and Spy - Cotton lace dress. Given the straight lines through the body, this dress looks great with all sorts of jackets and coats. I took a side view picture to show the slight hi-lo hem. Lots of colours in this cotton lace print - so easy to co-ordinate with jackets and shoes. Another dress that will be able to be worn most of the year.

I am interested to hear what you think of them and which is your favourite look. My guess is that top marks will go to the dot dress in flamingo because that colour is so fun!

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