How to Style a Pinafore Dress for Autumn

How to Style a Pinafore Dress for Autumn

A timeless classic in most people’s wardrobe, the pinafore is a '60s favourite with its A-line shape and often shorter hemline. There are endless possibilities when it comes to how to style a pinafore dress but many people can often find themselves stuck in a rut when reaching for theirs. Read on for tips on how to style a pinafore dress for autumn!

As we move into the new season, there’s no better time to rekindle your love for such a wardrobe staple and experiment with new details, textures and accessories.

Using a pinafore to layer up during the autumnal months allows you to add an extra texture into almost any look, change up your basic white tee instantly or become your new favourite skirt.

To help you out, we’ve put together our 5 favourite ways of how to style a pinafore dress for the coming season to give you a little inspiration that will make you fall in love with your pinafores all over again - or discover some new favourites!

1. It's all in the collar

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The ultimate '60s staple, a nostalgic peter pan collar just like the one on our Miko top, layered under the Daphne pinafore dress gives off all the retro vibes. Pair this look with some knee high boots to add a '70s edge or for the cooler months, pair with tights and ankle boots. This really is the perfect Saturday outfit for shopping throughout the autumn months.


2. Classic stripe

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Show off your classic stripes with the deep V-neckline on our Prudence pinafore dress and our Selina bodysuit ensures you're tucked in all day long giving a smooth profile. The deep V-neck allows you to layer up all the necklaces and more while you could also add a pop of colour to this look with a red waist belt - and matching shoes!


3. Layer up your favourite knit

As the temperatures start to drop, swap out your classic tees for some heavier knitwear pieces like our Brittany jumper. Sometimes not considered, but your knit can also be layered over your pinafore to create the look of a skirt - and the scalloped hem on our Jennifer pinafore dress looks great for this. Giving your favourite knit the limelight, accessorise this look with a belt around the waist and tuck in the front section of your knit. Pair this look with some cute flat ballets or a small heel.


4. Graphic Tee and Cardigan

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Layering over your favourite graphic tee can be a given, but add in a cosy knitted cardigan like Linda over our Molly cord pinafore dress for an extra layer of warmth as the autumn nights draw closer. Team this with a pair of converse or as @unwrittenchloe has done here, a pair of white ankle boots for a dreamy pastel combination.


5. Dress it up

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Go tonal with all things autumnal and as we move closer to party season, add some sparkle under your Prudence pinafore dress with our Vega or Rivington jumper. Wear this look with a statement boot for the ultimate desk to disco outfit.


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