Best Pinafore Dresses: The Cutest New Styles

Pinafore dresses are the casual dress style setting the fashion world alight right now, and we’re loving how this ’90s throwback trend is taking over the high street.

Leaving all twee associations firmly at the door, the pinafore dress has fast become a bona fide new season staple, fusing comfort and style for an effortless everyday chic. And because the pinafore dress is a little more dressy than it’s trusty dungaree dress sibling, we’re of the opinion that this hot little micro-trend can easily work it’s way into your workwear wardrobe as well as becoming your new off-duty dress hero.

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The high street has come up trumps again when it comes to supplying all kinds of cute pinafore dresses, in a variety of colours, shapes and finishes. Cord has been making it’s sartorial presence felt since burning up the Chloe catwalks last year, and this super soft ’70s fabric looks to be just as prevelant going into this year’s long awaited summer months. Topshop Unique were quick to embrace the corduroy, however, their mainline fashion also offers up some fanstatic alternatives for a decidedly more purse friendly price.

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If you are still a little nervous of the pinny, then why not shop Boohoo’s fantastic range? With pretty pinafores starting at just £18, this collection is bound to tempt even the most trend-shy. We’re loving all of Boohoo’s tartan options – pair with a ribbed polo and long socks for instant Clueless cool. As if (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves…)

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite pinafore dresses to shop right now – honestly, you’ll be surprised just how much they go with!