Friday 1 February 2019

3 Must Have Dresses For 2019 And How To Style Them (AD)

3 Must Have Dresses For 2019 And How To Style Them (AD)

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As you might remember from my Blog Overhaul Post from the end of last year, I'm on a bit of a mission to bring more useful content to my blog and social channels in 2019. A big part of that is going to involve bringing you more fashion related posts, looking at what's on trend, and translating that into outfits that look fab, but also function as wearable clothing for the average 40 plus woman. (Or at least, that's the aim!) So when Pretty Little Thing got in touch to ask if I'd like to collaborate on a dresses post with them, I did my research first. And, as a result, each of the three dresses I've picked ticks off not one but two key trends for 2019, making them real must have pieces for this year, especially when spring comes along.

Leopard Print Dress From Pretty Little Thing

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's thrilled that animal print styles are going nowhere fast! There's something so playful and fun about them, yet they can also look super chic when done right. Another trend that seems to be growing in popularity is the Prairie trend, and the style of this dress definitely gives me cowgirl vibes! I've teamed mine with high heeled ankle boots, as my short legs tend to need a height boost when dresses hit me mid calf. I've also added a thin waist belt, my current favourite bag - apologies if you're already sick of seeing it - and rolled up the sleeves.

Prairie Style Dress From Pretty Little Thing

This dress works really well with a slim fitting black turtle neck top underneath and thick black tights, which is great in this bitterly cold weather, but I can also see it in spring with a nice pair of wedges or mules. Or, if you're really feeling the Prairie thing, you could always team it with cowboy boots. Definitely a versatile piece, and one I'll be getting plenty of wear out of from now until the summer.

How To Style A Leopard Print Dress

How To Style A Prairie Dress

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Sunset Orange Dress From Pretty Little Thing

Dress 2: Sunset Orange And Feminine Shape (AD)

Have you noticed how longer length dresses and elegant, feminine cuts seem to be everywhere lately? Great news as far as I'm concerned, as I find this type of dress so flattering and easy to wear. The shape of this one in particular - flowing skirt, shirt style bodice, side split - reminds me of one of the must have dresses from earlier on in the season. I can't remember where that one was from, but it had polka dots and used to pop up every third photo or so on my Instagram feed! I was always admiring it, so I'm thrilled that the style is still very much in vogue and that I'm now able to enjoy it for myself with this Pretty Little Thing number!

Rust Coloured Dress And Cream Bag

The second trend box this dress ticks is the colour - this lovely sunset orange is going to be big news in 2019 and I can see myself loving it, especially when the weather gets a bit warmer. I have paired the dress with a simple cream bag and flat mules, letting the gorgeous vibrant colour do all the talking. I also think it would work beautifully with tan accessories - for example some tan suede over the knee boots would look great with it and also be more weather appropriate right about now!

Full Length Shirt Dress

Maxi Shirt Dress

Cream Flat Backless Loafers

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Pink Dress And Grey Coat

Dress 3: Dusky Pink And Pleats (AD)

My final must have dress from Pretty Little Thing is definitely more of an occasion piece, and without question more suited to spring and summer - I almost froze to death getting these photos! This is just the kind of dress I love to have waiting in the wings for any weddings or special parties that might pop up during the warmer months - just add heels and a clutch bag in a metallic hue and you are good to go! The dusky pink colour (kind of like millennial pink, but a touch more muted) is very much on trend for 2019. Good news for me, but if you're not a fan, it also comes in black!

Dusky Pink Dress From Pretty Little Thing

In my opinion, the best thing about this dress is its beautiful, finely pleated skirt, and again this is a style detail that is bang on trend for 2019. It's definitely something of a princess dress, so I would recommend going slightly more "grown up" with your choice of footwear - nothing too chunky!

Silver Sparkly Handbag

Dress With Pleated Skirt From Pretty Little Thing

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Which is your favourite of the three dresses? And which trends do you think you'll be embracing in 2019?

Kate x 


  1. Love them all .You look fab . I especially like the pink dress x

  2. I love the leopard print and the pink dresses!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  3. Definitely not pleats, I never liked them. But I appreciate leopard print and warm orange.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

  4. I love the leopard print! Pleats don't suit me but that dress is fabulous on you! xx

    Beautylymin | Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway

  5. These dresses are all so dreamy on you Kate, you style them so stunningly and each one was made for your magical self! All the leopard print love for the first, I adore how you're rocking it with the boots, such a beautiful outfit. Obsessed! The sunset orange is such a gorgeous colour, I'm thrilled it's going to be big news this year as orange is one of my favourite hues, especially come spring and summer-time. The cream bag goes perfectly with the punchy vibrant tone. I think the dusky metallic pink dress has to be my sure fire favourite though; a DREAM! The pleats are so pretty and the colour is pure pink heaven. Looking oh so pretty in pink for sure! So happy to hear this shade of pink is in this year too, although any excuse to wear pink and I'll grab at it! You did such a stunning job shooting these photos in the cold, these dresses are all such gems and you look beautiful! ♥︎♥︎♥︎

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  6. Literally every dress is gorgeous and I feel like you can easily match a dress from this website to every person no matter what style they prefer and how old they are :)

  7. All of these dresses are stunning, the pink dress is my favourite, so elegant and pretty! Great post, thank you for sharing, stunning photography! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  8. Oh my gooooosh, Kate!! That final image of you in the pink satin dress is an absolute dream. You look so chic and elegant darling!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  9. Oh Kate, you look absolutely gorgeous here! I've heard some mixed reviews about PLT but good to know that you rcommend them!

  10. Very beautiful dresses! I love leopard print and the pink dress is so adorable! Kisses.

  11. Wow the pink pleated dress is so pretty! You must have felt so pretty in it xx

    Gemma Etc. ❤️

  12. These are 3 very cute dresses! I love the orange one on you, such a fun colour. The leopard print one is my favourite though, it works so perfectly with the ankle boots and I could see myself wearing it! :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend :) We had a fun but busy one with a kids birthday party and visiting friends :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  13. Leopard print is my all time favorite. Glad that you included this outfit in your list..

  14. Pretty nice dresses, the photos look dreamy!

  15. the pink pleated dress is beyond beautiful! :)

  16. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Loving all your looks, they're beautiful and I love how they can all be styled for different occasions!

    Layla x

  17. I love the first two dress, you look beautiful!


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