It’s taking me twice as long to get dressed in the mornings – and it’s all because of the weather.
Plus that means, you know, actually having to unleash my pasty, ungroomed legs on the world and I’m just not ready for that yet.
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The in between, up-and-down climate that comes at this time of year poses a whole host of style problems, but there could be one item in particular to solve them all.
Behold what The Times‘ fashion writer Rachael Dove has dubbed the ‘Swinter dress’.
It’s light, long (ideally to mid-calf) and has that great floaty character that swishes as you walk and effectively hides unshaven pins. (See our picks to purchase now. Post continues after gallery.)
With long sleeves and usually a high neckline, it covers enough to minimise feeling cold but its fun prints stop it from looking too dowdy or drab for the warmer weather.
Weddings, work, social engagements - it covers all bases.
Thanks to the print, there's also minimal need for accessories if it's not your flavour, making it a put-on-and-go outfit. Tran-seasonal dressing? Nailed.
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