Relaxed Chic: In a Long Sleeved Midi Dress and Boots

What exactly is a relaxed look? In my opinion, it is one in which I don’t feel tense, self conscious or uncomfortable. Technically, this definition would encompass a variety of outfits, including one’s night clothes.  Perhaps it is the need for women to feel relaxed in their clothes that has resulted in the ‘pyjama look’ trend that is sweeping the high street. I am a sucker for a relaxed outfit that’s easy to wear all day long. While circumstances dictate that relaxed attire is not always appropriate,  it is crucial when you are having ‘one of those days’! We have all had ‘one of those days’, when the mirror is being decidedly difficult by portraying an image that is not to our liking, we have had a bad night with the children or we just feel bloated. On these days, it becomes really important to be able to wear clothes that are going to provide a ‘cloak of comfort’ all day long, whether at work or at play. So what is one way of achieving this without compromising on style?

When I am having ‘one of those days’, one of my go-to garments is a long-sleeved midi dress.  These dresses tick all the boxes for me in terms of comfort, versatility and style.  The gentle drape of these dresses help hides various lumps and bumps, imagined or real. The length of these dresses is flattering and the long sleeves help keep in the warmth. Finally, these dresses work well with a variety of shoes including boots, flats and heels.

I love the tiger print on this dress and the fabric belt is a great help in sculpting the waist. I have paired the dress with boots in a similar shade to allow the aubergine bag to stand out against the dress. Finally, I have added a quirky coat that always seems to work when none of my other coats suffice!

Below are some midi dresses that I like the look of. I hope you enjoy this look and thank you so much for reading.

french-connection relaxed
French Connection






(Clothes and Accessories: Dress – And Other Stories, Boots – Marks and Spencer, Handbag – Kate Spade, Coat – French connection (this is a similar one), Ring and Bangle – Ishariya)


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