We all have a special summer dress that we loathe to shove back into the corner of the wardrobe come autumn.  Summer dressing can be easy in its simplicity and even fun – because what’s better than throwing on your favourite dress and heading out into the sunshine with the kids?

Here at NotSuchAModelMum, we love it when a new fashion trend collides with items we already own; and coming hot off the catwalk this season are summer dresses with polo necks worn underneath.  Has fashion finally gone mad, and made us on trend without having to buy anything new?!


This is one style development that we are going to embrace!  This season, the catwalks have created a stunningly simple, money-saving fashion cheat by extending the life of a romantic summer dress into autumn with some simple layering of a polo neck underneath it.  By mixing together opposites…a summer dress with a polo neck or long sleeved top, and with winter shoes;  the fashion world has transformed the typical summer dress into a viable autumn alternative.  And one that is bang on trend!



If you haven’t got a polo neck, then good old Marks & Spencers always comes up trumps in value and quality.  Stick to a simple uniform colour like black, and make sure that the fabric is thin, so that no unnecessary bulkiness is added, and off you go. Easy peasy.

jess-portrait       carol-portrati

So, don’t pack away your favourite summer dress quite yet, because, who knows, you may even wear your favourite Summer number to your Christmas party!


Find great polo necks herehere and here.

Summer Dresses- old.  Jessica’s was bought from the beach in Ibiza on a drunken whim, and Caroline’s is vintage Pucci.  Find great summer dresses on sale here, here and here.

Shoes- Jessica’s are Balenciaga and are here.  Caroline’s are vintage Van Classic slip ons, similar are here.



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