What I wore this week: a floral dress in winter

A floral dress in summer is almost too neat. It is so appropriate that it feels a bit literal, and I am not a big fan of literal dressing

Wearing a floral dress only in the summer months is a bit like watching a TV show for an hour at the same time once a week: life just isn’t that regimented in 2017. You don’t have to be dictated to by fashion convention any more than your viewing has to be governed by 9pm appointments with the television.

I would go so far as to say that it’s not just that you can wear floral dresses outside summer, but that outside summer is, in fact, the best time to wear them. A floral dress in summer is almost too neat. It is so appropriate that it feels a bit literal, and I am not a big fan of literal dressing. That thing where you wear, for instance, a strawberry-print dress to Wimbledon makes me kind of itchy. To me, an outfit that makes such ploddingly obvious connections does not sell the wearer as a scintillating conversationalist. Is that mean? Sorry.

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