Princess Beatrice rocks a ‘casual summer’ in a £40 shirt dress

Princess Beatrice may be the Queen’s granddaughter, but like many young women her age, she loves a good old British festival. She and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were spotted at the Glastonbury Festival over the weekend blending into the crowd in casual denim outfits and white trainers.

While Edo wore jeans and a white t-shirt, Beatrice chose a sleek bomber jacket from street favorite H&M worn over a denim shirt dress from River Island. The versatile dress is priced at just £40 and comes in four colours.

The 100% cotton dress brings a feminine twist to the classic denim style with 3/4 puff sleeves and a flattering tie waist. It’s also available in sleek black, pretty lilac, and a neutral stone. Although blue denim has to be our favorite!

Blue denim shirt mini dress

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Blue denim shirt mini dress



Perfect for a capsule wardrobe, Beatrice’s style shows how casually the dress can be worn, but it’s also perfect for the office with a sleek flat, or even for summer evenings with a heel or wedge. You would definitely get a lot of wear and tear out of it.

Gallery: 12 of the most flattering wrap dresses that deserve a place in your summer wardrobe (Prima (UK))

A wrap dress is a true wardrobe staple and is universally flattering on all women.  Not to mention, it's one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own.  Buy yours now in time for summer vacation and simply switch up your style to take it into the cooler months.  Besides being easy to transform throughout the year, a wrap dress is also versatile enough to accompany you on many different occasions.  Whether you want a short sleeve, a three-quarter length, or even something sleeveless, there's a style for everyone.  We find a midaxi option to be the most adaptable (it can be enhanced with heeled sandals for weddings or even worn loose like a jacket over leggings).  But it's a good idea to choose a mini wrap dress as part of your vacation capsule wardrobe – it looks great over a swimsuit as a beach cover-up, but can also be easily styled in the evening.  Thanks to Belgian-born designer Diane Von Furstenberg (who invented the style in 1974), wrap dresses are mostly cut from stretch jersey and are therefore ideal for everyday wear.  However, this season the high street is also offering linen, satin and crepe fabrications from £19.99.  But don't worry, due to the nature of the style, the tie waist ensures the fit is still adjustable and comfortable.  If you're looking for a traditional DVF-style wrap dress, H&M and M&S have a great selection of airy summer styles - with slightly flared sleeves and available in various basic shades such as navy, black and cream .  Or if you're looking for something more sophisticated for an event, Boden has plenty of gorgeous floral prints this season.  Plus, LK Bennett's chic LBD will be one of the most polished pieces in your wardrobe - perfect for weekend get-togethers and trips to the office.  From basic black midis and long sleeve numbers to more formal floral options, here are 12 of the best wrap dresses to buy now.

It was the return of festivals for the first time since 2019, attracting countless celebrity guests and featuring performances from Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and Fleetwood Mac.

The couple wed in 2020 and welcomed daughter Sienna in September 2021. The new parents’ festival style is a totally different look to their recent appearance together at Ascot, now it’s a wardrobe with some range .


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BUY NOW River Island blue denim shirt dress, £40, sizes 6-18.

Elizabeth J. Harless