Casual Dresses To Try If You’re A Trousers-Only Type


Does anyone else have that one wardrobe essential that never leaves their side/boobs/legs/butt? Maybe it’s that sleek, satin-feel slip dress that you team with boots during the day and strappy heels come nightfall. Perhaps you’ve spent the summer sauntering to ice cream shops and BBQs in your go-to pair of denim shorts.

Alternatively, it isn’t one tried-and-tested item but an entire category of clothes that near-exclusively populates your wardrobe. For me, that fashion sub-group is trousers.

Yep, if you’re anything like me, you’ve likely spent your entire life in trousers and are naturally skeptical of what dresses and skirts might have to offer. Personally, I crave the structure of high-waisted cigarette trousers, the throw-it-on-and-go-ness of jeans, and the comfort of my favourite couch-proof leggings.

Of course, if you’ve found your *jam* in trousers, go with it. Stick to the pieces that make you look and feel amazing. But if you’ve always been tempted to try a do-it-all day dress or comfy smock, come and dip your toe into the world of floaty hemlines with these relaxed, fuss-free fits.


Dotty Do-It-All

Dotty by name and nature, this wear-anywhere midi in polka dot print will whisk you away from the office coffee machine to espresso martinis with the girls. If you’re a trousers-only type, rest assured you get a good amount of leg coverage and comfort from this long, breezy fit. Team with comfy trainers by day and heeled boots at night.

Dotty Day Dress Beige Polka Dot By Pretty Lavish | £55.00

Flowy Maxi

Substitute your statement trousers for this loosely tiered maxi, which teams bold animal print with a flowy, relaxed fit that’s particularly ideal for those days when you need something easy to move in (yep, we’re looking at you, pub lunches). This fuss-free dress pairs beautifully with fresh white trainers.

Pink Animal Print Tiered Maxi Dress By Gini London | £44.00

Super-Comfy Smock

If you’re comfortable braving a mini, then this roomy, loose-fitting smock was *made* for beach BBQs, picnics in the park, and al fresco dates. Add some rattan accessories and a pair of strappy sandals for an easygoing, summer-ready look.

V Neck Tiered Mini Smock Dress In Beige By Gini London | £28.00

Fuss-Free Frills

If you love the ease and simplicity of trousers, you might well fall for a T-shirt dress. This casual midi pairs a loose-feel fit with vibrant polka dots and playful frills. We’d recommending opting for some metallic heels and statement earrings – or dress down with feel-good summer sandals.

Green Floral Frill Hem T Shirt Dress By AX Paris | £27.00

Low Effort, High Impact

Switch up your lightweight summer trousers for this figure-skimming smock in subtle animal print. It’s the ultimate throw-it-on-and-go! Heading to that long-awaited summer party? Get a li’l fancy via gold heels and jewellery. Meeting pals at the park? Grab some comfy flats – and a bottle of Chardonnay.

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