The pinafore dress is just right for this time of year when there is still a nip in the air and the threat of chilliness is afoot.
Its bib provides an additional layer, like an external vest, under which garments of varying thickness can be worn. Try it with a T-shirt, a polo neck jumper, a blouse – they all work. Plus you can throw an additional layer of cardigan or jacket over the lot for extra warmth if required. It is what the fashion press would call a ‘transitional garment’, and who are we to argue with that?
Turn to page 22 of March's The Simple Things for more on this classic look.