Discover the standout designs vying for a spot in your autumn wardrobe, from a vintage-inspired tea dress to a floral-print midi, and how to style them
The retro floral-print mini
Nobody’s Child is known for taking vintage-inspired prints and retro details and bringing them up-to-the-minute with modern silhouettes. Case in point: this whimsical pie-crust collar mini dress, which looks like it stepped straight out of the Seventies, except it’s made from plant-based viscose (like all the dresses in this edit), making it a static-free zone. Wear with sandals to make the most of bare-leg days in early autumn, and switch for tights and ankle boots once the chill sets in.
The puff-sleeved midi dress
A key shape for 2020, this sweetly sophisticated style (coming soon) ticks all the trend boxes while offering great cost-per-wear value. The figure-flattering sweetheart neckline and effortless midi length make it smart enough for socially distanced gatherings when paired with simple ballet pumps, while the fun polka-dot print goes perfectly with an oversized denim jacket and white trainers for a more casual look. Ruche detailing at the neckline and cuffed sleeves elevate this feminine design and add intrigue – be prepared for compliments.
The star-print midi dress
Reach for the stars this autumn with this covetable black and white printed midi dress. Cut to flatter with a softly structured sleeve, elegant V-neck and figure-skimming shape, it’s bound to become a wardrobe staple that works as hard as you do. Complement the eye-catching print with simple accessories to let the dress do the talking, or pop a cosy jumper over the top to get more mileage out of the look – the lightweight and naturally breathable viscose fabric makes it ideal for layering. But act fast, because this stellar dress has all the hallmarks of an Instagram hit.
The voluminous midi dress
If there’s one trend we can’t get enough of this season it’s the statement-making midi dress. Not just for holidays and heatwaves, free-flowing styles look great even in the depths of winter when teamed with lace-up hiker boots and an oversized coat. This printed style with on-point smocking is ideal for lunch dates (no restrictive waistbands to worry about), autumnal walks with a pumpkin spice latte in hand, or simply worn layered over a ribbed polo-neck and teamed with chunky loafers for the office.
Words: Dulcie Emerson