If you are getting a bit fed up with wearing that tea dress you bought a couple of seasons back and are looking for a new style of frock to have on instead, then how about the babydoll dress?
Now before you start clicking onto the next article, hang on a mo’! Give me a chance to explain. Babydoll dresses have had a tad of a make over, no longer are they the trapeze shape you are familiar with in the late 1900’s, oh no. Nowadays, babydoll dresses have a dropped waist, fitted (or not) bust and sport cute, juvescent and whimsical prints.
Think of Victoria Beckhams’ latest creations, all designed with that Emily Strange Cat in mind. Scalloped necklines compliment tiered hems and they do not make you look like you are wearing a tent. Designers have been working with this dress shape for the past couple seasons, and now that they’ve got it right, we think it’s only fair to buy a few.
Great for the spring and compared to those ubiquitous tea dresses, they look positively youthful. Ahead are six of the best babydoll dresses I could find for you. And some are even reduced in price. Check these babies out:
Babydoll style dress by Darling . Featuring, a round neckline, cut out crochet detail to shoulders and front insert, gathered full shape, with a tiered hem, and crochet overlays, in a sheer look finish.
ABOUT DARLING – London-based designers, Darling , offer a timeless approach, combining quintessential English design with unique detailing and affordable luxury. Look to lace edging and crochet trims to add a distinct sense of vintage femininity, as intricate pearl beading and sequins embellish pretty blouses, delicate knits and floral print dresses.
In spring/summer’s hottest shade, this statement orange dress by Ted Baker features a high round neck, simple column style and contrasting applique circle hem. Perfect for striking dressing now with tights and bare legs come spring.
ABOUT TED BAKER – Beginning as a men’s label in Glasgow in 1987, Ted Baker quickly gained a reputation for providing unique, contemporary men’s shirting, paying attention to the smallest details, offering the highest quality products, and always with a quirky sense of humour.
The first store even offered a free laundry service for every shirt sold. Today Ted Baker is an International brand, offering everything from Footwear ranges to Fragrances, Womenswear and Eyewear. The focus is always on quality, on unique detail both underpinned by a very distinctive, fun personality.
This is another scoop for the George clothing team, as this dress is a dead ringer for the iconic Victoria Beckham new collection of babydoll dresses, featured in our article – Victoria Beckham Launches her fashion range at Harvey Nichols. With its scallop trim, the formal shift dress features a slash neckline and capped sleeves.
Reviews of the dress so far have been mostly positive: ‘Great Victoria Beckham copy! Saw it in Look magazine and just had to have it!’; ‘Excellent dress for the price!’; ‘Good fit, lovely dress which looks more expensive than it is.‘ Care instructions: Machine Washable, Can be tumble dried. Fabric composition: 70% Polyester, 29% Viscose, 1% Elastane.
ABOUT GEORGE AT ASDA – Asda has its own range of clothing known as George which was created in 1990. This is marketed as quality fashion clothing at affordable prices. This George label was named after George Davies, the founder of Next, who was its original chief designer. He is no longer associated with the brand, although it has aimed to remain true to the high quality, low price business model that he established.
This gorgeous tunic print dress from Therapy is a standard length and features a scoop neck collar with long-sleeves. It has no fastening so you just pull it over to wear, made from 100% Viscose. Care instructions – Machine Wash 30°C.
ABOUT THERAPY – Therapy is the modern clothing label for girls who like fashion, know their own style and want more from their wardrobe. From partywear to daywear, Therapy brings you an outfit solution for every occasion.
You will find a gorgeous selection of dresses and skirts as well as accessories and separates. Therapy is all about putting the fun back into fashion. Therapy is exclusive to House of Fraser.