Summer outfit: the red dress

Throughout this summer I had been on the hunt for a bright dress for my summer holidays. I had no idea what sort of dress or design, I just knew that I wanted it to be bright and colourful to brighten up my summer wardrobe. On a last minute holiday clothes hunt I decided to pop into Matalan as it isn’t a shop I would usually shop in and havn’t been there for many years. I went in and I was totally converted. I’d found a little gem.


After walking round and hunting through the rails I found this £10 bright t-shirt causal dress. I was so in love with the front ruffle detail and loved the colour. I tried it on and knew it would be the perfect casual summer dress. I thought that it was so cheap for a dress too, £10?? The price really surprised me.


Whilst on holiday in Mallorca, I decided to style it with some silver mules from new look, and again a grey bag from Matalan which was also £10. If you haven’t been to Matalan in a while go check out the clothes – I think you will be surprised.


I loved the red and the silver together I thought it worked really well.  The dress could easily be dressed up for an evening out or dressed down to be used as a beach cover up. Which is why I loved it.

I recently checked Matalan and it was in their sale for £6 and it was also available in khaki green.

Happy shopping.



  1. September 11, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    This dress looks beautiful on you, the red is a beautiful pop of colour and could totally be dressed ‘up’ for winter with tights and boots!x

    • Jade Spall
      September 12, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      Thank you – hadn’t even thought about adding tights and boots but maybe that could work X

  2. September 11, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    You can’t go wrong with a gorgeous red dress! Your dress is beautiful, and you look amazing! It looks so good with your silver shoes x

    • Jade Spall
      September 12, 2017 / 12:33 pm

      Thank you so much – it was such a bargain I couldn’t believe it X

  3. September 11, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    Wow I can’t believe it only cost £10 the ruffle trim is gorgeous. Love the look of the silver mules too

    • Jade Spall
      September 12, 2017 / 12:34 pm

      Thank you so much X

  4. September 13, 2017 / 1:11 am

    Oh wow this dress is simply gorgeous, I love the red colour for summer! xxx

  5. September 13, 2017 / 8:42 am

    That red dress is so nice. Perfect for casual or even for some office look. Just put accessories and wear heels. Wearing sneakers will be good for the casual look.

  6. Helen
    September 13, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    You look gorgeous! I love how bright the red is and love the ruffle trim too. Matalan isn’t somewhere I tend to go, I’ll have to start making a point of visiting now and again.

    • Jade Spall
      September 13, 2017 / 6:26 pm

      Definitely – I think even the online glance sometimes is worth it 🙂

  7. September 14, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Wow £6! This is a real bargain. Even at £10 it was a steal!

  8. September 15, 2017 / 7:43 am

    Beautiful dress. I also love the mules! I love things you can wear in different ways by changing up the shoes and accessories xx

    • Jade Spall
      September 15, 2017 / 8:03 am

      Thank you! Yes I think that is one of the reasons why I love it!

  9. September 16, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    This dress looks great on you Jade! The colour really suits you, and you’re 100% right, it goes brilliantly with the silver sandals x

    • Jade Spall
      October 21, 2017 / 6:26 am

      Aw thank you so much! I was so sad when I had to put my silver sandals away for Autumn- they were my fave X

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