Monsoon is known to have an incredible selection of dresses at the best of times – and the summer months are certainly no exception. This year saw the release of the Dolly Gingham midi dress which is priced at £59.99. We all know how gorgeous gingham print is - it comes back in style every year without fail and the soft check is easily identifiable with all things chic. The Dolly dress in black is made in the most flattering of styles – it is cut in a shirt shape with wide lapels, ribbon-tie sleeve detail and a gathered waist section which is great for giving one an enviable silhouette. Customers are obsessed with the staple and it keeps selling out both online and instore – particularly as fashion bloggers and influencers have been sharing it on their feeds. So you can imagine our excitement when we discovered it now comes in red! We predict a riot…
The original 'Dolly' dress, £59.99
You may or may not be aware, but the Duchess of Cambridge is a big fan of Monsoon, having worn the brand on numerous occasions.
The gingham dress now comes in red
The last time she stepped out wearing the high street favourite was July 2017 when she visited Heidelberg, Germany with husband Prince William. The mother-of-three wore a gorgeously summery lace frock in yellow by one of her favourite designers Jenny Packham and she added a nude clutch bag and pair of nude high heel wedges by Monsoon which set her back just £45. The Eva shoes are made in an espadrille-style and are crafted in a vegan-friendly suedette material. Like many of Duchess Kate's wardrobe staples, the classic accessories are completely timeless and still available now.
It appears that 2018 seems to be the year of the sell-out dress. Just like the Dolly design, Topshop released a polka-dot monochrome dress which almost broke the internet when it was first released having been worn by everyone from Alexa Chung to Kate Wright. Although it retailed at £49, shoppers were even re-selling the design for over £200 on eBay due to high demands.