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...
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.
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.
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!
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, and don't forget to attend the next event at the centre in Bridgend on the 27th May. There, you can expect to see all of the new season style pieces, meet Grazia stylist Lily Russo who will be doing one-to-one styling sessions (and pick up a copy of the mag!), have a pampering manicure and sip on some refreshments. Plus, you can bag yourself 10% off your shopping trip if you visit the truck and quote "Lightweight Layers". #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.