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Editor’s Picks: Chasing Summer

Author Editor - 2 minute read
Our new summer-ready collection has us manifesting clear skies, high tides and good vibes. As April comes to an end, we’re hoping the showers will make way for brighter forecasts too. From fresh colourways to playful silhouettes, we’ve hand-picked some key new pieces we think will put you, and your wardrobe, in a sunshine state of mind.
In the words of Lizzo, it’s about damn time…

White Knit

We’re counting on the sun to provide the spotlight our Mari Knit Lace Mix Dress deserves. Knitwear doesn’t just belong to winter, as seen on the Spring Summer ’23 catwalks, it’s also making its way into the sunny seasons in mood-boosting colours with modish detailing. This cute mini dress flaunts an intricate lace racer neckline, whilst its understated fit-and-flare figure showcases a ribbed texture. This style is set to brighten any day, and we’ll be styling ours with a pair of S+W x Branca Asymmetric Footbed Sandals during daylight hours, and statement earrings come golden hour.

Swing It


A playful silhouette and vibrant pattern? Our Isadora Elitan Drape Halterneck Swing Dress has summer written all over it. Technically, it doesn’t, it boasts a bold print poised in rich violets, dopamine oranges and swirls of other sunset-inspired hues. The lively Isadora print is matched by the styling of this mini dress, with a fun halterneck hosting a shapely draped body, set to sashay its flared hem with every step you take. We’re pinning our hair back to flaunt its full flair, and the lilac shades of our Matte Medium Claw Hair Clip (Pack of 2) or Satin Headband perfectly compliment, leaving us spoilt for choice.

Broderie Occasion

Broderie is a sought-after blue sky style, its beautiful intricacy can be admired courtesy of our Esse Puff Sleeve Dress. A delight for the sunshine season, this dress brings the delicate detailing to life in an uplifting shade reminiscent of mint ice-cream – another summer delight. Forget 2 scoops though, this midi is framed by a pair of short puff sleeves and a decorative neckline, whilst falling to a sweet tiered scallop hem. We’ll be wearing ours at every opportunity, accompanied by our Jeenaa x Relaxed Tote Bag for garden barbecues and riverside strolls, whilst the chicness of this dress also makes it ideal as a summer wedding guest outfit, partnered with our Jeenaa x Flap Baguette Bag.

Retro Romper

Our new Cosette Verona print is a top hit here at French Connection HQ, and we’ll be wearing it all summer long. These lively florals set the scene for the return of the romper, a retro style revamped for the summer of ’23. Our Cosette Verona Cut Out Romper is a sweet piece, framed by short ruched sleeves and a sweetheart neckline, leading to contemporary bodice cut-outs and a contrasting waist panel. A cut-out back makes this style one to cue compliments from every angle, all that’s missing is a pair of shades.

Evening Dress

Make an entrance to remember in our Inu Satin Strappy Mesh Maxi Dress. This style is destined to catch attention, with a slinky slip silhouette enhanced by the addition of asymmetrical mesh and a single sultry side split. Flirting with sophistication, we deem this the ‘it’ dress for watching fiery summer sunsets in. Minimal accessorising is needed as this maxi speaks for itself, so we’ll simply be wearing ours with our Fresh Water Pearl & Chain Delicate Bracelet and a spritz of perfume. Summer nights have never looked this good.

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