As the sun starts to shine, a summer dress becomes a wardrobe staple. I know I own a frock shop but there is no way I could get through the summer without a summer dress or two. They are just so easy to throw on when temperatures start to rise. There is no worry of having to find a top to match the bottom or vice versa.

I also love the fact that the right dress will take me to so many occasions just with a simple change of shoes. Take for instance my range of Tina Taylor shift dresses that I wear to work. I go straight out to dinner in the same dress but just slip my high heels on and add a bit of bling jewellery. I also take these dresses on holiday with me as they look great with flip flops.

Summer dress secrets

Whether it’s a wedding or you just fancy brightening up your summer wardrobe,  dresses are making a comeback.  And the most common request from my customers? “I want a dress that I can wear again.”  I’m delighted to say I think we can now deliver that with our fabulous choice of dresses. Our Amsterdam collection Smashed Lemon is proving a real hit. Not only are the prices amazing with dresses from £59, but also the dresses are so fun and quirky. Perfect for holidays and summer events, these shift dresses feature fabulous bird and tropical sunset scenes.  In terms of repeat wear, they look great with heels, flats or flip flops so will work whatever occasion you need them for.

For work dresses in the summer, take a look at our UK designed and manufactured Diva dress collection. These gorgeous body-con dresses are the staple workwear wardrobe for BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood. Whenever Carol wears one to present the weather, our phone doesn’t stop ringing. Not surprising as these dresses tick all the wish boxes. They are so easy to wear, they have arm cover, ruching to cover the tummy and don’t even need ironing.

And if you’ve never come across Frank Lyman before – this man is the God of great summer dresses. Made in Canada and of the highest quality jersey, these dresses are worth checking out. They are all beautifully cut to flatter and feature lively prints and gorgeous colour choices. They pack like a dream, won’t crease and many don’t need ironing.

So, go for a summer dress and you’ll find more time to actually enjoy the summer!  Sounds good to me! Now where is my Pimms?