If you are heading to one of the many music festivals this summer, you’re probably like me and are looking to buy new clothes to take with you but where do you start? Some of the High Street stores are capitalising on the fact that festival wear is now a fashion statement in its own right and have brought out a complete range of clothes simply for festivities in a field. But what about supermarkets and online stores, can they compete with the likes of Topshop or Miss Selfridge? We have taken a look and the results may surprise you.
Of course trust Tescos to get in on the act and with their signature F&F range doing so well it was only a matter of time before we saw a complete festival range from them. From maxi dresses to wellies there’s something here for the most seasoned music goer.
Check out their F&F Floral Print Zip Front Playsuit at £16, available in sizes 8 to 18. The playsuit has a silky feel, is gathered at the waist and detailed by a vibrant all over floral print and capped sleeves. It has 2 slouch pockets, a visible zip and oversized ruffles through the front. Team with wellies for the fields or killer heels for a night out. Also available from Tescos is this gorgeous F&F Khaki Print Maxi Dress at a mere £30, much cheaper than the main stores and available in sizes 6 to 20. This sleeveless maxi dress has a flared effect at hem and all over ethnic inspired khaki print and a scoop neck with pleated detailing.
Joe Browns is a name synonymous with festivals and maxi dresses but we have chosen this beautiful halter dress to show case their catalogue as it encapsulates everything about them; bright colours, gorgeous prints and flattering cuts.
The In Love Halter Dress costs £34.95 and is a wonderfully exotic crinkle dress with a lined bust made of 100% cotton. Available in sizes 8 to 18 you can easily roll it flat to fit into a backpack and team with a skinny cardigan when the weather gets colder. Gorgeous! Also from Joe Browns, priced at £44.95 is this Wild and Wonderful Dress, in crazy colours of blues, yellows and purples, length is 54” approximately so not quite a maxi dress but to your calves and fully lined so guaranteed to keep you warm. Google Joe Browns for a free catalogue.
Last but not least check out boohoo.com. Take a step back into the seventies and clock a look at this Samia Floral Open Back Jumpsuit costing an unbelievable £22 and available in sizes small, medium and large, this jumpsuit will flatter your figure and ooze style.
Cinched in at the waist and flared hems, team with heels for a more sophisticated look or flats for the fields. And if flares are your thing check these out, Gabriella Ditsy Print Cotton Palazzo Trousers priced at £20 and in two colours of black or indigo and sized from 8 to 14. They have a high waisted band, trousers that flare from the thigh and drape beautifully. Elegant and bang on trend. Well, I’m off to play some T-Rex!