Spring is in the air here in Kelowna, the flowers are in full bloom, the temperatures are on the rise and the sounds of the birds chirping have returned. I love this time of year when we can get outside and enjoy the sweet smells of the season. Kelowna offers great weather year round which is why we love living here so much, we’ve been wearing dresses and shorts since the beginning of April! Spring is my favourite season to shop for fashion, I just love the crisp whites and bright colours this year. Dresses are my go to in Spring and Summer, they are so versatile and can easily be dressed up or worn for a more casual look.
I recently discovered Hatley Women which is a curated collection of wardrobe staples including dresses, sweaters and more. I’ve been a long time customer of this Canadian brand for my children so I was excited to see the expanded Women’s collection! Balancing sophisticated with casual, their Spring collection offers something for everyone that focuses on women finding the right fit for their body type. This season offers beautiful dresses with so many styles I love. I’m sharing my top three picks for the season with you!
Lauren Eyelet Dress
My favourite dress from the Hatley Women collection this season is the Lauren Eyelet Dress in Classic White. The A-line design has an ultra flattering empire waistline which is my go to style for dresses. I find an empire waistline is the best cut for someone like me who has a pear shaped body. Three types of eyelet patterns are brought together in this dress design with a scalloped hem and chic notched neckline. It is also FULLY LINED so no issues with it being see through!
A white dress is a wardrobe staple every Spring, and this beautiful dress can be worn for years to come. It’s 100% cotton and machine washable making it easy to care for too! The Lauren Eyelet Dress is also available in a pretty Amparo Blue colour for Spring!
The Tori Dress is a fantastic tunic style that is so versatile for Spring. You can wear it as a cover up at the pool, a dress for brunch with your family or style it with a pair of crisp white denim! The floaty relaxed shape offers embroidered details, contrast stitch work and handcrafted tassels that give this dress a laid-back elegance vibe. I love the mini ikat print on this dress!
I know I will get a lot of wear out of this dress by our pool, it’s perfect for a cool bathing suit cover up in the hot Kelowna sun. I have fair skin and tend to burn so I wear a cover up often when spending time outdoors. The cotton fabric is durable and easy to care for which I love. I ordered a size medium for my size 8 frame and found it fit perfectly with just the right amount of flowy style to it. The Tori dress is also available in a Waterslide Stripe print as well.
Abby Shirt Dress
The Abby Shirt Dress is a beautiful linen fabric in a fun palm print that POPS with colour. Balancing sophisticated with casual, this linen shirt dress has a half-button design at the neckline and a smocked waist that defines your figure. The feminine design of this dress is finished with dropped shoulders and cap sleeves. I ordered the size medium and found the fit to be just right. I love how the waistline accentuates my frame!
I’m not usually one to order a bold print but I thought this one was so fun for spring! The colours pair well with a pair of brown or white sandals to complete your look. Throw on a jean jacket for cooler days to add to your sophisticated style. This design is also available in a super cute Zig Zag print and Denim style.