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Play Dress Up With These Sweet Summer Frocks And Accessories

You'll fall in love with these flowing gowns...

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With Summer just around the corner, there's no better time than the present to stock up on some pretty dresses to echo the season's romantic mood. When updating your wardrobe, look for pieces like flowing frocks and powder-toned accessories, which fit the season's 'Dress Renaissance' theme.

To save you the time of trawling the shops, we've teamed up with McArthurGlen Designer Outlets to tour the UK and share some of our favourite pieces that will help you work this romantic summer trend like a pro. We spotted these garments on our recent trip to the Swindon Centre...

Skater Dress

French Connection, Was £225, Now £75 at McArthurGlen

As well as helping to create the effect of an hourglass figure, flowing skater skirt dresses are perfect for staying cool in the warm weather.

Two-tone Frock

Hobbs, Was £179, Now £120 at McArthurGlen

A classic two-tone frock that features universally flattering colours should be a staple in your wardrobe. Opt for one that's smart-casual, so that you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion.

Love Is In The Dress

Ted Baker, Was £149, Now £89 at McArthurGlen

If you think a summer romance may be on the cards, then maximise your chances of falling in love by wearing a flirty, romantic dress, like this high-neck pink frock.

Simple Wrap Dress

Phase Eight, Was £130, Now £69 at McArthurGlen

Flatter your figure with a wrap dress that hugs your body in all of the right places. This style is the perfect combination of figure-hugging at the top, but loose and flowing at the bottom.

Glitzy Heels

Kurt Geiger, Was £70, Now £55 at McArthurGlen

Tie your ethereal ensemble together with a pair of glitzy, metallic heels. Style and sophistication? Check and check!

Elegant Accessories

Hobbs, Was £99, Now £49 at McArthurGlen

No Summer evening outfit is complete without a pretty clutch bag, right? Choosing one in a versatile colour, like nude, will ensure that it pairs well with any frock you plan on wearing.

See what went down at the McArthurGlen Style Studio in association with Grazia at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Swindon above. #fashionreimagined

Plus, don't forget that you can shop the 'Dress Renaissance' selection at McArthurGlen Designer Outlets now. Discover more at the Swindon Designer Outlet, housed within the Grade ii listed building of the former Great Western Railway works, which has over 100 designer and high street brands including Ted Baker, Reiss, Jigsaw, OSPREY LONDON and Kurt Geiger, with up to 60% off. Stocks and prices may vary depending on location.

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