Spring dresses 101: How to style a dress for Spring

It’s time to transition your Winter wardrobe for Spring, and at this time of year it’s all about Spring dresses. But when you’ve been living in jumpers for what seems an eternity, how on earth are you suddenly supposed to just magically step out in Spring dresses when the concept couldn’t be any more alien? Here, our resident stylist Katie Moore of stylepathldn shares her top tips for rocking those spring dresses.


Firstly congratulations we made it through the long dark days of winter and now the smell of freshly cut grass and daffodils are upon us! Dust of those sunnies and commence……spring style is NOW. 

When it comes to styling a dress for spring, the possibilities are endless!

Layer to beat the chill

You can never go wrong with a piece of knit layered over the top, a sweatshirt for that more casual look or a lightweight jacket/blazer to smarten things up.  When the weather is warmer I recommend you invest in a short sleeve cardigan or a Broderie Jacket to keep the chill off. 

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Pink floral address, H&M

If the shoe fits

As for shoes….. if it’s too cold for sandals or mules, a box-fresh pair of trainers will create an effortlessly casual feel. Ankle boots will give you a comfortable day to evening look or killer platform sandals are great for both comfort and style.

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Hot pink maxi dress, The Style Attic

Accessories make everything better

Try and accessorise as much as you can to create different looks. A bright waist belt can really emphasis a colour statement or a more toned down option can pitch in that waistline to turn spring dress into a sexy evening look.

Whatever the look get the dress first, make sure it fits in with all your wardrobe staples, it hugs you perfectly and has multiple end uses. A spring dress isn’t just for spring. Buy right and you’ll be wearing it come rain or shine.

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Black and cream dress, Zara

Are you ready to start wearing Spring dresses? Let us know what your favourite look above is and stay tuned to our Instagram community here for more fashion over 40 style tips.

Cover picture: Red floral dress, Hush sample sale