Wednesday 18 October 2017

Style Dilemma: Where to find cheap summer clothes while I lose weight?

Littlewoods Ireland
Littlewoods Ireland

Darren Kennedy

I've been holding off on buying any summer skirts or dresses as I gained nearly two stone over the past year due to an illness.

 I'm now in the situation where, with the exception of one skirt, I have nothing summery to wear, so I feel I have no choice but to buy a few pieces. I'm currently a size 18/20 and 5ft 7in. Emily (33), Mayo

New Look €29.99
New Look €29.99

The good news is that you don't have to spend a fortune to bring a little bit of summer to your wardrobe. High-street stores such as Penneys and New Look have a wide selection of affordable clothing in sizes up to 20/22.

For example, go for a retro summertime look with the denim-style jersey fabric dress with crochet lace panel. The combination of sweetheart neckline, lace detailing and bow-tie front give it a romantic feel (1 €29.99, New Look).

Similarly, the 'Sienna' white print tunic (€44.99) with scoop neckline and fit-and-flare design is a figure-flattering style with a vintage twist.

At Littlewoods Ireland, the So Fabulous collection features a printed chiffon dress with asymmetric hem (2 €34). Wear this with flat sandals for a daytime summer barbecue or dress it up with wedges, a clutch and a floral head garland for a girly night out.

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