Beat The Heat! – Beach Dress or Day Dress In The Heatwave!

Today is the first cooler day in a while! How are you all bearing up? I’ve really enjoyed the weather, it’s just the night times that I feel have been hard to deal with. The UK hasn’t had a heatwave like this for years and there’s a lot more to come yet apparently!

This is the last post from my holiday in Malta. I thought it was very apt for our heatwave!

 

Today is the first cooler day in a while! How are you all bearing up? I've really enjoyed the weather, it's just the night times that I feel have been hard to deal with. The UK hasn't had a heatwave like this for years!

 

I feel in love with the bright bold colours in this Bonmarche beach dress. I say beach dress, I think it’s more like a normal dress. Not see through at all and I have worn it with a short-sleeved T-shirt too.

 

Today is the first cooler day in a while! How are you all bearing up? I've really enjoyed the weather, it's just the night times that I feel have been hard to deal with. The UK hasn't had a heatwave like this for years!

 

Light as a feather to wear, with adjustable straps, and that’s a bonus point to me because I don’t like anything too low cut.

Bonmarche always have some lovely holiday items, and I will just say ladies that the swimsuit I have from Bonmarche is one of the best flattering suits I’ve ever had. I will leave a pic below for you. The tummy control is excellent!

 

Today is the first cooler day in a while! How are you all bearing up? I've really enjoyed the weather, it's just the night times that I feel have been hard to deal with. The UK hasn't had a heatwave like this for years!

 

A V front and back and a cute floaty hem, this was perfect to walk back to the hotel in. I didn’t feel underdressed at all.

 

It’s hard to believe that it’s been hotter here in the UK that it was on my holiday!

 

 

What have you been wearing indoors in this heat? The lightest item possible? I’ve been wearing this dress and my kaftans. Anything non-restrictive!

 

 

I love the floaty handkerchief hem on the dress and the bold colours in the stripes.

 

 

The hat I had to buy in Malta because I forgot to pack mine! There’s always something forgotten! I was really happy with it though because this one actually fits quite well and I can tie any scarf around it. I’ve been wearing it a lot whilst fishing on the Thames trying to preserve the hair colour from the sun!

I totally recommend these figure-flattering swimsuits

 

 

Here’s the photo of the swimsuit from my Instagram (find me here) And if you haven’t tried a Bonmarche swimsuit on I can’t recommend them enough. This one is a few years old now but there are some lovely ones on the website.

 

Striped beach dress Co/Bonmarche

 

Stay cool Ladies!

Xo Laurie

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63 Comments

  1. July 19, 2018 / 6:09 am

    I love this dress. xo ~ Megan

    • laurie
      Author
      July 19, 2018 / 8:05 am

      Thank you Megan xx

  2. Jodie
    July 19, 2018 / 3:47 am

    I always love the loose fitting dresses when it gets super hot!! The less clothing sticking to me, the better!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

    • laurie
      Author
      July 19, 2018 / 8:12 am

      You know it Jodie! xx

  3. July 18, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    Laurie I love this dress on you! You look great the hankercheif hem is so pretty and unique! I love a great floaty and easy dress and the color is vibrant.
    jess xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 19, 2018 / 8:13 am

      Thank you Jess xx

  4. July 18, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Love that dress and you look really beautiful in it too! #BloggersBest

    • laurie
      Author
      July 19, 2018 / 8:13 am

      Thank you so much Naomi! Thanks for stopping by xx

  5. July 18, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Oh I love the dress I would never have think of looking in BonneMarche, I shall take a look now #bloggersbest

    • laurie
      Author
      July 19, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Oh, you must Chloe! It’s quite surprising! Thanks for stopping by xx

  6. July 17, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    How fun is that asymmetric colorful striped dress. The floppy hat makes it the perfect Summer outfit, Laurie. Looking so polished as usual!

    You should link this today with our special “Skirt-themed” linkup below. Any cute Summer outfits are welcome!

    Thanks!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 19, 2018 / 8:15 am

      Thank you so much Ada! xx

  7. July 17, 2018 / 12:13 am

    Laurie, first thank you for sharing on our #OMHGWW this week and in the past weeks. I dont always get over her to let you know but I appreciate your visits.

    Your dress looks so cool and comfortable even on the hottest and humid days!
    Just share to Twitter!!

    Have a wonderful week!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 8:01 am

      The pleasures all mine Karen! Thank you so much! xx

  8. July 16, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    Love that dress. I have one very similar
    Mollyx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 8:01 am

      Thank you Molly! Thanks for stopping by xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Thank you Tracy! Thanks for stopping by xx

  9. July 15, 2018 / 8:01 am

    What a beautiful dress Laurie, it looks so lovely and floaty. Perfect for this hot weather 🙂 Love the pattern.

    Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The #Weekendbloghop

    • laurie
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Thanks Claire xx

  10. laurie
    Author
    July 15, 2018 / 12:22 am

    I know! We’ll be going shopping in our swimwear at this rate! Thanks Emma xx

  11. July 14, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Such a pretty dress, Laurie. I can see how it would be lovely to wear in the heat of summer, and I would definitely wear it with a tee too! Ha, ha. – Amy

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2018 / 12:04 am

      It’s perfect for our weather at the moment Amy. It’s so hot here in the UK at the moment! xx

  12. July 14, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    This dress is gorgeous and you look absolutely stunning in it!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2018 / 12:03 am

      Thank you so much Amy! xx

  13. July 13, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    That dress is perfect for a beach vacation. I really love the bright colors and the flow it has!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 11:41 pm

      Thank you Ruth. It’s perfect for our hot weather at the moment! xx

  14. July 13, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    I love it ..stripes and bright colours and floaty… fabulous.

    • laurie
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 11:42 pm

      Thank you Hilda xx

  15. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    July 13, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Laurie you look gorgeous! This dress is wonderful for you an these hot days. 😉
    XOXO Tina

    • laurie
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 11:43 pm

      Thank you so much Tina! xx

  16. July 13, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    What a pretty dress, Laurie! It looks lovely on a holiday. #pocolo

    • laurie
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 11:44 pm

      Thank you Sophie. Thanks for stopping by xx

  17. July 13, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    I prefer to wear a tankini with shorts as bottoms. I wear dresses all the time in Dubai, but struggle to find the right bra so it doesn’t show through the clothing #pocolo

    • laurie
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 11:45 pm

      I totally get you on that one. Someone needs to invent something new that helps that situation! xx

  18. July 13, 2018 / 6:42 am

    What a perfect summer dress Laurie, I think I have one in very similar style and love it. Love the swimsuit, you look gorgeous in it

    • laurie
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 11:46 pm

      Thank you so much Anna xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 11:46 pm

      Thank you Nicole xx

  19. July 12, 2018 / 11:44 pm

    That dress looks like the perfect thing to wear in this heat wave! I also have been in floaty dresses, the lighter the better. I love the linen mix shift dresses from Next, so easy and cool.

    • laurie
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 11:47 pm

      Thanks Kerry. xx

  20. Mother of 3
    July 12, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    That looks like such a comfortable dress!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 11:47 pm

      Thank you! It is! xx

  21. July 12, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    I can just imagine how cool that dress must feel. Perfect for the amazing temps we’ve been having back home. I forgot to pack a hat too – any excuse for shopping eh?! Hugs, x.

    • laurie
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 11:50 pm

      It’s just perfect for now Mary! Even sitting in the garden! Go choose your hat. I look forward to seeing it xx

  22. July 12, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    I love the colours of the dress! Don’t you just love this summer! I do!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 11:51 pm

      Thank you Nancy. And yes I’m loving it! xx

  23. July 12, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    Such a great dress! You look amazing.

    Gemma x

    • laurie
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 11:52 pm

      Thank you Gemma xx

  24. July 12, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    What a fabulous dress, Laurie! I am totally in love! The chevron print is so flattering and the colours are fantastic. Even though are styles are different, I’d wear this in a heartbeat. In fact, it reminds me of a vintage sundress I have stashed away somewhere. I must dig it out and show it on the blog! xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2018 / 12:04 am

      I look forward to seeing it Ann xx

  25. July 12, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    I love that Hat Laurie !
    Your dress looks super comfy and cool !
    Xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2018 / 12:05 am

      Thanks Matey xx

  26. July 12, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    Very nice summer dress and wedges! And yes … this year weather is incredible as it’s warm and no rain for weeks …

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2018 / 12:05 am

      I’m surprised there’s no hosepipe ban yet. No green grass left in London! xx

  27. July 12, 2018 / 11:37 am

    Absolutely love your dress Laurie! I loved to hear you fish in the Thames. I can imagine looking super stylish – would make a great blog post..! xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2018 / 12:06 am

      I’m working on it! Spending a fair bit of time there lately. So relaxing xx

  28. July 12, 2018 / 11:13 am

    Wow Laurie, I don’t think there’s anything you can’t wear! You look super in both your outfits. Nice to have a bit of cooler weather, but I wan the sunshine back soon! Jacqui Mumabstylish

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2018 / 12:08 am

      It’s back with a vengeance today! Roasting here! xx

  29. July 12, 2018 / 9:41 am

    Hello Laurie! I love your outfit so much. Especially the shoes look so so great!

    lots of love, Miri

    • laurie
      Author
      July 15, 2018 / 12:20 am

      Thank you Miri. Thanks for stopping by xx

  30. July 12, 2018 / 8:43 am

    Lovely floaty dress! I’ve been wearing loose-fitting dresses too – it’s felt a bit odd wearing my holiday clothes at home!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 8:05 am

      I know! We will be going shopping in our swimwear soon! Feels like Oz! xx

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