If fashion gets its way, we’ll spend the remainder of the summer dressing like Amish-esque urbanites.
If it’s not milkmaid dresses, it’s tiered maxi skirts and shirred smock tops. Next up to add to your collection, it’s the square neck dress.
London-based Rejina Pyo weaved the symmetrical neckline into her SS20 collection in the form of picnic-perfect midis and short suits, while Sies Marjan interpreted the trend into boxy oversized frocks.
And the high street is full to the brim with stellar options; H&M’s newly-launched sustainable dress collection boasts an army of stylish square-necked options, while Kitri’s latest collection is also packed aplenty with them. And the figures show that we, the people, are cottoning on; fashion search platform Lyst has found that searches including the words “square neck” have increased by 61 per cent in the last month, while the phrase “square neck puff sleeve” has been searched more than 1000 times since the start of June.
The key when sporting a boxy-necked dress is to keep it as cottagecore as possible; baggy, breezy and nostalgic in its print. Finish your look with some geriatric style sandals or a pair of influencer-approved New Balances for serious fashion points.
To finish, pour yourself an Aperitivo and perch in an outdoor space of some kind, et voila! An Amish-esque urbanite you are.
& Other Stories Linen Puff Sleeve Midi Dress, £95, buy now
Brora Gingham Midi Dress, £109, buy now
Topshop Lime Green Gingham Square Neck Midi Dress, £25, buy now
& Other Stories Square Neck Puff Sleeve Midi Dress, £85, buy now
Mango Floral print dress, £35.99, buy now
H&M Puff-sleeved cotton dress, £19.99, buy now
Kitri Lauren Green Floral Print Dress, £145, buy now
H&M Gingham seersucker dress, £19.99, buy now
Cinta Sara dress, £125, buy now
Forever New Ruby Ruffle Square Neck Midi Dress, £110, buy now
By Naomi May