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3 Summer Wilder Gown Outfits by Paige

3 Summer Wilder Gown Outfits by Paige

Hey guys! Here in the UK the summer has just begun and the sun has been shining lots the past few weeks. With the warmer weather it's a great time to style summer dresses and I personally love bright colours and prints. In this blog post I am sharing 3 of my favourite Wilder Gowns and how I am styling them in the summer months. 

Yellow on Yellow

One thing I am seeing a lot this season is tonal looks where a complete outfit is all in the same colour, either matching or all within one tone. This outfit is very much inspired by the tonal trend but also because I find yellow such a happy and bright colour for summer. 

The Wilder Gown is made in a light weight cotton fabric from Sew Me Sunshine that I picked up last year. It's semi opaque which means I do have to wear some cycling shorts or a slip under it. I've layered a fresh off the sewing machine Marlo Sweater from True Bias, in a fun bright yellow knit ex-designer dead stock fabric from The New Craft House. I added my own flower button designs which is a collaboration with Pigeon Wishes! Sadly sold out on my Etsy store but still available with some of Pigeon Wishes suppliers.

To finish the look, I added a waist belt which eventuates my little growing baby bump, a crochet summer hat and sandals. 

Floral Pastels

The second look features a shorter Wilder Gown in viscose floral fabric that is also from Sew Me Sunshine. I love the fabric because of the different pastel tones I can easily style it with lots of outer layers and shows by picking out tones or shades in the print. For this look I wanted to stick to the pastel palette, as this is my favourite colour palette in clothing - and I layered over a ready-to-wear cardigan from H&M. I love finishing a look with a headband to match and in this case I chose a pale blue plaited one to go with the theme.

Colour Blocking

For the third look I kept it really simple to let the Wilder Gown do the talking. I made the colour block version earlier this year but it's a great style for wearing all year regardless of the season. For summer, it's perfect just worn on it's own. perfect for brunch with friends! 

I styled it with a cute lilac Cambridge Satchel bag and some flower hair clips. Super easy look but that is what I love about the Wilder, the dress itself can be a statement depending on what fabrics or colours you choose. 

If you have yet to make the Wilder Gown, then this is the perfect time of year to get making! I love wearing them for the easy breezy style and it's a super versatile patterns. It looks great made in lovely lightweight linens, silks, chiffon, viscose, rayon and more. Go simple and plain and it then becomes a great layering piece as the weather gets coolers again. 

Shop the pattern PDF here 

Shop the printed pattern here 

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