Focus on …French Connection Dresses

Sometimes there’s nothing better than shopping for a new dress. Dresses are wonderful things. In a world of jeans, trousers, skirts, playsuits, dungarees, jumpsuits, and So many other options, the humble dress sometimes gets forgotten.

But this fashion stalwart, this most feminine of items, can be pretty, or fierce, or fashion-forward, or retro. A dress can make you feel fantastic, can be a last minute wardrobe essential, and a holiday musthave.

So, today’s focus is on some amazing French Connection dresses – ten in total – that are in the store right now.

French Connection dresses for all of us, and all occasions. From folksy, to formal, and evertything else, there are so many gorgeous dresses in store right now, it was hard to choose just ten.

But Top Ten it is, starting with this simple denim mini dress. This one will see you through spring, and will still be with you come autumn, thanks to the long sleeves, and its wearability with and without tights. (£95).

french connection dresses denim mini


Embroidery is everywhere this season, thanks to the folk trend. This is a lovely dress, simple smock shape, stunning details. (£150).

french connection dresses embroidered smock

We’re all about the 1990s this season, have you heard? There’s no escaping the trends of that decade, and a simple column shape vest dress was one of them. Team with boots, a top knot, and a choker for true 1990s style. (£55).

french connection dresses column dress

This pale pink sequinned shift has a fab retro look to it, and is perfect for spring weddings and parties. (£160).

french connection dresses pink sequins

Have you been watching Indian Summers on Channel 4? We love it most of all for the fashion – in particular the elegant tea dresses. Here’s a fabulous mustard version from FC. (£145).

french connection dresses mustard tea dress

You’ll be channeling the boho/hippie vibe perfectly with this fabulous tie dye voluminous floaty dress. (£95).

french connection dresses tie dye

This palm print maxi with wide straps has a brilliant edgy feel to it. The perfect summer city dress with wedges, a leather jacket and some supersized shades. (£125).

french connection dresses palm print maxi

Quirky girls will just love this sweet shirt dress with mesh detail at the bottom. We adore it! (£95).

french connection dresses shirt dress

This full-length cotton maxi dress has us wishing for holidays on far-flung shores. It’s just perfect for covering up in the sun. We love it. (£130)

french connection dresses white maxi

And here’s another perfect holiday dress. We love the detail on this gorgeous midi dress. (£170).

french connection dresses midi dress

That’s our pick of French Connection dresses – what’s your fave?

Twelve Summer Dresses for £20 or less

Looks like the summer sunshine is here to stay – and what better to wear in it than a simple summer dress? Here’s our top twelve summer dresses under £20.

BHS has loads of dresses under the £20 mark – cotton crinkle maxi dresses in various colours will keep you cool in the sun. Their three-day dress, which can be worn strapless, with straps, or as a skirt is a great holiday buy. And a simple halterneck dress comes in various prints and patterns. If black is your thing, then an elegant embellished v-neck maxi will work for summer days and evenings.

Summer dresses bhs dressesWHERE TO BUY (from left): Black embellished v-neck maxi dress, £16 (was £32) pink snakeskin print dress, £20, purple crinkle maxi dress, £20 (was £25), blue three-way dress, £16, all BHS

Animal print is going to be huge again this Autumn/Winter, so get ahead of the trend and wear it now. Simple summer dresses in the right fabric will take you through to the new fashion season as well. Red animal bodycon, or loose T-shirt shaped monochrome print, or good old leopard print – if its animal, wear it!

summer dresses leoard printWHERE TO BUY (from left) Red animal print midi dress, £14.99, New Look, animal print strapless dress, £14.99, straight cut jersey dress, £19.99, simple leopard print dress, £3.99 (was £7.99), all H&M

Simple shapes, simple colours, or patterns make perfect summer dresses. Choose a midi length in an aztec print and team with wedge heels in the evening, or hi-tops during the day. Floral prints give a retro vibe, and bold reds and deep navy blues will see you through to autumn.

Summer dresses little summer frocksWHERE TO BUY (from left) black floral print dress, £16.99, New Look, navy dress with trim, £20, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, Aztec print midi dress, £17.99, New Look, red bow dress, £16, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions