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All about the Dress

Stepping into the summer season the team at boutique store Lily & Esther in Clyde have a selection of ready to wear designer dresses with a feminine focus.

“The dress is our go to this summer because it is so versatile and easy to wear. I am a total fan – you just pop them on and are instantly ready to head out the door,” says Lily & Esther owner Anna McRitchie. “We have an amazing array of prints, patterns and colours in pretty silks, linens and viscose that are so soft to wear.”

Lily & Esther stocks New Zealand designers exclusively and Anna says dresses by designers Juliette Hogan and Company of Strangers are a seasonal highlight.

“Some of the prints are reminiscent of a Monet painting with beautiful pink, nude, green and pomegranate colourways. Tier dresses are having a moment right now and we have the sweetest Mystic dress by twenty-seven names in navy and the ‘Field’ tiered tunic by Juliette Hogan featuring waterfall colours in 100% silk.”

For summer staples like shorts and t-shirts, Anna says there is plenty to mix and match.

“The Kowtow Blanket top made from organic cotton features a kimono style sleeve and the Standard Issue t-shirts are some of the best we have seen. There is a range of shorts in various lengths instore including the Standard Issue Folded culottes that are light weight featuring clever ‘origami inspired’ front pleats.”