I always feel a bit sad at this time of year, when Autumn clothes start appearing in the shops. I don’t feel ready for summer to be over. But I also have a bit soft spot for Autumn colours and the idea of stomping through the leaves with the kids and I start to get a little excited.

This is my first of what I’m sure will become many Autumn wish lists. As it’s still August I’ve chosen transitional pieces, that work well now, but can be layered up as it starts to get cold. Add tights and cardigans and long sleeved tops for under sleeveless dresses and these will be perfect for the colder months as well.

Vintage Style Dresses for Autumn

Top Row: Petite Yellow Dress – Mushroom DressGingham Dress

Second Row – Ditsy Floral Dress 50s Style DressRose Print Dress

Bottom Row – Lace Frill DressMini Shirt DressWoodland Leaves Dress

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We may still be enjoying gorgeous hot days here in England but Autumn is just around the corner. This time of year I start to get excited about buying new boots and wearing woolly sweaters, drinking hot drinks and snuggling up under a blanket on my sofa as the nights draw in.

Autumn is also a great time for fashion, my summer dresses will go into hibernation and it’s time for darker warmer colours and thick tights. As a dress fanatic I’ve been trying to make a little more effort to wear skirts and tops this year and I’ve been on the look out for some new everyday skirts that will last me into the colder months. I’ve also turned to the high street rather than vintage as I want stuff that will be durable for everyday wear and running around with the kids. After a recent accident where I ended up ripping a 1950s dress I’m going to be a bit more cautious with wearing vintage!

So here are a few of my autumn skirt picks. They are all knee-length and quite full as that’s my favourite style and I just don’t suit anything shorter or tighter! I’m loving all the different colours, materials and textures here…


Row One:

Leanna Pleated Skirt – £20 – Boohoo

Scottie Polka Dot Skirt – £85 – Coast

Harper Lace Skirt – £75 – Coast

Row Two:

Daisy Embroidery Midi Skirt – £70 – Topshop

Black Floral Midi Skirt – £22.99 – New Look

Floral Scuba Midi Skirt – £48 – Topshop

Row Three:

Shimmer Skirt – £39 – Miss Selfridge

Cameo Rose Pleated Midi Skirt – £17.99 – New Look

Gold Foil Pleated Midi Skirt – £40 – Topshop

I haven’t done dress of the day for a while, and I usually go for my favourite 1940s and 50s style dresses. But today I’m feeling inspired by the roaring 20s. Although 1920’s shapes don’t suit my curvy frame if you have a less voluptuous frame the straight shapes of the 20s can be perfect.
Today’s opulent dresses come from Topshop and for £175 each they would need to be bought for a very special occasion.
These limited edition dresses feature beautiful embellished details, I’m thinking they would be perfect for new years.



I can’t add links now as posting from my iPhone but if you search for ‘flapper dress’ on the Topshop site these will come up!