Dress of the Day: Orange skater dress from Miss Selfridge

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Orange skater dress
£42, Miss Selfridge
(Click here to buy it)

The Argument for the Defence:

This dress is the perfect colour for summer: the bright orange is very much “on trend” right now, and makes a nice change from all of the other traditionally “summer” colours. What’s more, the flared skirt, nipped-in waist and short sleeves will make this dress flattering to many figures, and really easy to wear: no straps to slide down or hitch up, a shape that’s easy to move in, a single colour that you can throw on a pair of shoes with and be done.

The Argument for the Prosecution:

Are you blind? Because WE are, now that we’ve seen this dress. Look, orange just doesn’t look good on anyone. OK, maybe three people, max, and we can’t name any of them. Also, we hate it when people say “on trend”. Stop it.

What do YOU think: is the dress innocent or guilty?



  • June 15, 2011


    I actually really like the shape and the color is one I can weirdly pull off very well actually, maybe I am one of the 3?

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  • June 15, 2011


    I’m wearing a similar orange right now and I think it looks great… Surprisingly, though, not a fan of the shape.

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  • June 16, 2011


    I’m convinced I would look fantastic in that dress! and I would wear them with purple shoes or navy blue shoes and a red slouch purse for the perfect colour blocking… oh i’m off to buy this dress!

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  • June 16, 2011

    Maddison Brown

    Love, Love, Love orange,I would make this dress look good….OH yes I would!!!

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  • June 17, 2011


    I think its quite cute actually!!

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  • June 19, 2011


    Actually, orange suits most people. It’s far easier for everyone to wear than say yellow or pink.

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  • June 23, 2011


    i have this dress and its gawjus you can keep it simple with nude shoes nd minimum accessories or go for the colour blocking look purple belt shoes nd clutch x

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  • July 5, 2011


    IMO orange (along with yellow) looks nice on darker skintones. It just tends to wash out most white people.

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