How to wear a pinafore

Friday, August 24, 2018

No longer the mainstay of every kids TV presenters wardrobe, we are HERE for the style evolution of pinafore dresses.

They’re the perfect way to transition through the awkward weather without wandering into full ‘back to school’ territory. Ready to wear with anything from vintage band tees and polo necks to nothing at all (for the fashion brave-at-heart), here’s how to wear a pinafore for summer-going-on-autumn-kinda-winter.

Too cool for school

Make way, fashion pack – we’re coming through with a LOOK. Go for a grown-up mood and layer this cute number over a fine knit top in a deep dark hue to off-set the cuteness. Don’t forget the underarm fashion mag for extra sartorial points.

Victoriana Spice

There’s something so girly about a pinafore, so let’s add throwback vibes into the mix. Cast in burgundy and made from corduroy, we couldn’t be any more in love with this ’70s inspired essential. Throw on some block heeled boots and a high neck blouse – an outfit that’ll take you from desk to drinks instantly.


Pinafore perfection from @bexjadefountain

pinafore how to wear aw18

Be like #MissSelfie queen @bexjadefountain and try a printed t-shirt and sunglasses, in case the sun happens to come out again. We love this look for brunch, shopping with the girls and even work situations. So versatile.


’90s baby

Offset your look with a high neck zipped knit for a cool off-duty finish. It’s the ultimate layered look for those in-between days when it’s too hot for a jacket but too cold for a tee, which will often be the case.

And there you have it, new school rules = this autumn essential stays winning. Want some September style tips? Try our ‘back to cool’ guide here.