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Get Alexa Chung's style with summer tea dresses

You don't have to be young to dress young. You certainly will look younger in a lovely summer dress and that doesn't cost a mint. 

xoxo Rachel 

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Fashionista Alexa Chung stayed true to her unique blend of cute and flirty with an alluring outfit at the NME awards back in February. Her navy blue Valentino tea dress was adorned with a sweet floral pattern, whilst the sheer upper half brought a more sultry element to the overall look.

Speaking to Grazia about her famed sense of style, she revealed that she looks for designs which have “a sense of humour to them, and they’re not necessarily driven by commercial success or a sexy vibe”. Alexa’s outfit certainly had a good dose of the kooky British eccentricity that she’s famous for, whilst remaining beautifully feminine and demure.
Recently appointed as the British Fashion Council’s Young Style Ambassador, Alexa has garnered a huge following from designers and fashion fans alike, and can always be relied upon to bring her own flavour to the latest trends.

Another English rose, girl-next-door Holly Willoughby, has designed her own range of summer dresses that ooze loveliness. The co-presenter of The Voice is known for her enviable gorgeous curves and classic wardrobe choices. She recently told the Mirror that she hugely admires the Duchess of Cambridge’s elegant style: “I’d love to talk shoes, clothes, and wardrobes with Kate Middleton over a nice cup of tea”.

Holly’s range includes plenty of options that will take you from spring through to summer, with vintage inspired tunic and tea dresses aplenty. The tea dress has been a catwalk hit this season, and has firmly established itself as a wardrobe essential for 2012. Associated with the glamour of the 1940s, it’s bound to make you feel ladylike.

What’s more, this style isn’t just for strolls in the park and weekend walkabouts – the wide selection of day dresses online could inject some summer fun into your workwear choices. If you’re tired of wintry dresses and suits, a lightweight tunic combined with a sharp blazer will keep you looking professional yet stylish. There’s a whole range out there, from designs with bold colours to more subdued pastels. Whatever your style, these summer dresses are bound to bring a bit of Alexa and Holly’s classic English chic into your wardrobe.


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