Michaela Louisa is one of our favourite dress designers. Why? If like me, you struggle at this time of year knowing what to wear, then this designer makes life easy.

September and October are weird for clothes. This is because we are not quite into heavy winter dresses and the weather is too cool for lightweight styles. And that’s where these dresses solves the “what shall I wear” dilemma.  This is a true autumn collection with some fabulous dresses. I love the fact all the dresses look great with any footwear.  Whatever your footwear fancy – flat shoes, winter boots or high heels – these dresses will work. This really is a take-you-anywhere collection.

Make Michaela Louisa work for you

Many of our customers buy Michaela Louisa for work. This is because the dresses are so easy wear and easy care. Whatever your style of working wardrobe, they look great with smart shoes or ballerina pumps. The other great thing is you can easily add a bit of power to your look for important meetings with a smart jacket or for a softer touch, a cardigan. And for those mornings when you are running late – a lot of these dresses don’t even need ironing!

Following on from a very flowery summer, geometric prints feature this autumn.  You will find these are perfect because they offer lots of colours to cheer us up as the days get darker. A good tip is to pick out one of the key colours in the print and use that for your accessories – jewellery, shoes or bag.

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I also find at this time of year you need dresses for drinks parties at people’s houses. These dresses are ideal for that. They are smart without being over the top. And I love the fact many of them have long sleeves. That mean’s I don’t have to worry about my pasty winter arms being on show. It also means I don’t have to freeze to look fashionable.

This season, they are also offering an amazingly affordable cocktail dress collection. What’s great about these party dress styles is that they are so easy to wear. And yes, the good news is many of these dresses have sleeves or cape detail to cover your arms. Even better news, prices for these cocktail crackers start from  £110.

Most important too, you can definitely wear these dresses again. Try teaming them with a hat or headpiece and they will take you to a winter wedding. Why not wear them with thick tights to dress them down for a more low-key lunch?

Whatever you’ve got lined up this autumn and winter, make sure Michaela Louisa goes with you. I know I will be letting her dress me!