Think it's still too cold for dresses? Well that's where you're wrong...
The new season’s it-buys might be hitting the shelves, but we’re between a rock and a (really cold) hard place. Should we buy them now, when it’s too cold to wear them, or buy a puffa jacket and risk SS17’s statement buys selling out? Neither. You can have your cake, and eat it too, thanks to LSD – erm, that’s short for Long Sleeved Dresses, obviously. In bright patchworks, animal print, and punchy florals, these are the only frocks to be seen in this summer – and the best bit is, you can wear them right now. All you need is a rollneck (if you don’t already have one, where have you been hiding?) to layer underneath, and a pair of knee-high boots, and Bob’s your super-stylish, cosy-but-chic uncle. Oh, and did we mention that they’re all from the high street? New Look’s cherry blossom will update your staple suede boots – with change from £30 – or dress down Finery’s blue-ruffled devore over a grey marl polo. And if you’re feeling adventurous, a belted LSD could even work over that spangly knit that seemed like such a good idea at Christmas... Trip to the shops, anyone?
1. The long-sleeved skater dress
A floral pattern, especially if it's nice and bright like this gorgeous red dress from George at ASDA is bound to make you feel like spring is well and truly on its way. Layer up while it's still a bit chilly, and wear on its own to your heart's content once the warmer weather comes. A bargain for all season.
2. The long-sleeved maxi dress
Need a dress for am evening do but don't want to risk frostbite on your legs? Something like this leopard print ruffle front maxi dress from Myleene Klass at Littlewoods could save your last-minute wardrobe panic, and would work equally work once the sun goes down and the air's a bit cooler on your summer holiday.
3. The long-sleeved patchwork pattern dress
If patchwork patterns and prints are your thing, there's definitely some LSDs available on the high street that'll take your fancy. We love the detail in the print of this tie-neck dress from Next.
Take a look through our gallery below to see our high street LSD picks: