My Favourite Yellow Sun Dress With Heaps of Orange #iwillwearwhatilike

Summer style: Yellow sun dress with orange and coral | Not Dressed As Lamb

It seems only right that – as we’re nearing the end of June – this week’s #iwillwearwhatilike theme is summer dresses.

Despite the UK’s hit-and-miss summer so far I was determined to wear my favourite yellow sun dress with gold and orange at the weekend. This dress was first seen on the blog two years ago (another one of my Grace Kelly-style outings) and to be honest there haven’t been many opportunities to wear it since. The coral cashmere sweater was either around my shoulders preppy-style or worn properly over the dress depending on whether the sun was in or out. The joys of a British summer…!

Yellow dresses are my number one weakness when it comes to buying summer clothes: I already have about four of them and it’s always the colour I automatically reach for when browsing the summer sales. The yellow Twitchill dress I wore for the Hobbs photo shoot last month is a firm favourite – I’m still debating whether it’s just too similar to warrant buying.

(This is where you tell me in the comments to stop being ridiculous and NOT buy it… please?!)

Summer style: Yellow sun dress with orange and coral | Not Dressed As Lamb

I think perhaps my obsession is getting out of hand – I always blame Sandy in Grease with her lemon yellow fit and flare dress (my six-year-old self was more obsessed with ‘sweet Sandy’ rather than ‘sexy Sandy’). My mum made me a dupe when I was about 18 and I’d give anything to have it back…!

Add all of your outfits to this week’s link up below – and if you add a summer dress (not forgetting to add a link or my button to your post) you may be featured next week!


Summer style: Yellow sun dress with orange and coral | Not Dressed As Lamb
Summer style: Yellow sun dress with orange and coral | Not Dressed As Lamb
Summer style: Yellow sun dress with orange and coral | Not Dressed As Lamb
Summer style: Yellow sun dress with orange and coral | Not Dressed As Lamb
Summer style: Yellow sun dress with orange and coral | Not Dressed As Lamb
Summer style: Yellow sun dress with orange and coral | Not Dressed As Lamb

F&F dress SS14 | Pure Collection sweater c/o | Marks & Spencer sandals SS15 | ASOS belt | Accessorize bag | ASOS oversized 70s sunglasses | Lizzy O gold double star ring c/o | ASOS bracelets | Models Own ‘Pastel Pink’ nails

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#iwillwearwhatilike | Not Dressed As Lamb
Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist’s list of “inappropriate” items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!

The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you’re wearing whatever you damn well like!

An InLinkz Link-up

This is for linking up what you’ve been wearing (or would like to wear) only. I like to keep it all looking tidy because I’m a bit of a neat-freak, so non-outfit links will be removed – it’s only fair to others linking up!

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(L-R) What Lizzy Loves | A World of Dresses | Lady of Style | Tones Stil

To get yourself featured next week, link up something following this week’s theme and make sure you’ve included a link back to Not Dressed As Lamb or my button in your post/sidebar!

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  1. 4 July 2016 / 3:23 pm

    Your yellow dress is gorgeously cut and fits you beautifully! I love the style and color. Pairing orange with this made for a fabulous, happy combination. I love it!


  2. 1 July 2016 / 8:33 pm

    I'm a sucker too for a yellow dress Catherine. This simple yet elegant style is perfect for your figure and I love the belt you chose to cinch in your tiny waist. The bag is a great match too. Thanks for the linkup party again this week x

  3. 29 June 2016 / 6:49 am

    You look stunning-love this vibrant look. It screams summer. You suit every colour under the rainbow, lady. Hope to see you in person soon x

  4. 28 June 2016 / 2:22 pm

    It's been less than summery here in Vancouver as well, dearest Catherine; certainly waaay too chilly to wear any of my sundresses…so I've had to make do with my linen trousers and a moto jacket for some extra warmth!! But this week is (finally!) looking promising, and I have my fingers crossed that I'll soon be able to follow your lead with a sundress outfit of my own!! I'm loving this yellow and orange combo – it's a "natural" with your hair!! XOXO P.S. Have you bought the Twitchill yet?! πŸ˜‰

  5. 28 June 2016 / 9:11 am

    Every dress is my style, especially if the colour is bright… πŸ˜‰
    You look great! Yellow rocks and you rock yellow!
    And thank you so much for featuring me, I`m honored.

  6. 28 June 2016 / 7:22 am

    A beautiful dress, I love the color. An outfit that seduces the viewer.

  7. 28 June 2016 / 4:55 am

    This shade of yellow is beautiful on you. I hope you will wear this dress more often, it's such a great dress!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  8. 27 June 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Love all the color Catherine, the yellow dress is fabulous and those red shoes!!!! Make sure to come on over to link up this great look on The Shoe and Tell Fashion Link Up on Style Nudge.


  9. 27 June 2016 / 6:26 pm

    Loving this bright summery outfit in yellow. You always have amazing style! Thank you for hosting the linkup as always.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  10. 27 June 2016 / 6:19 pm

    I remember this dress ! Your blog was one of the first that I read. Two years now I've been blogging and I know I have learned so much thanks to you Catherine. Beautiful x

  11. 27 June 2016 / 5:28 pm

    Nothing says summer more than a yellow dress and this looks fantastic on you. I like how you've punched it up a bit with the bold bag and that studded wrist bracelet. Thanks for the linkup.

  12. 27 June 2016 / 5:25 pm

    I love yellow so I can't tell you not to buy another yellow dress…in fact I'd positively encourage it because it suits you so beautifully. You look like a ray of sunshine!

    Emma xxx

  13. 27 June 2016 / 5:25 pm

    Lovely way of mixing colors! Your yellow dress is really cute!

  14. 27 June 2016 / 4:52 pm

    Ahh. Look at me, Im Sandra Dee.. My girlfriend and I knew all of the words and would play danny and sandy when we were kids! I liked the Sandy nice girl look too! I love this soft yellow on you and the orange block heels are gorgeous. I love block heels. I have some ywllow, but certain shades dont look quite right on me with fair skin. This is a lovely cream yellow and I understand your love for it! beautiufl
    jess xx

  15. 27 June 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Love this colour on you! Makes me think I need to try it.


  16. 27 June 2016 / 4:23 pm

    Well, Catherine, don't be ridiculous! If the dress fits and the color is fabulous…of course, you can't have too many! I love the orange paired with the yellow. These colors are so working for you! Absolutely gorgeous.


  17. 27 June 2016 / 4:07 pm

    Okay…I'll be one of those people to tell you that you don't need that yellow twitchill dress. It's gorgeous, don't get me wrong, but there are so many similarities to this dress, that I bet most people wouldn't be able to tell a difference.
    Maybe you need a green dress?
    I do love the orange shoes & cardigan with this—that's my kind of color love!
    thanks so much for hosting, as usual!!

  18. 27 June 2016 / 3:48 pm

    Yellow is definitely your colour, I love how it pops against the coral. If yellow is your go-to colour and suits you this well, who am I to say stop buying? Buy more! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for hosting- linking up again (although, I'm having trouble adding the button to my post, so I have added a link)

  19. 27 June 2016 / 3:41 pm

    This look is FIRE, I love it Catherine!!!

  20. 27 June 2016 / 3:40 pm

    Perfect shape and colour dress. You look so lovely and summery

  21. 27 June 2016 / 3:34 pm

    You look fabulous in yellow! The dress is beautiful, and I love it paired with orange. You look amazing! I think it makes sense for you to get more yellow dresses – since you look so great in yellow, you really can't have too many… πŸ˜‰

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  22. 27 June 2016 / 3:32 pm

    I'm going to tell you to stop being silly and BUY THE DRESS! It's obviously your colour, you look great in it and it makes you happy. So why not get an extra πŸ™‚

    My favourite dress has to be the maxi. I do wear other styles but I feel far more comfortable in a maxi.

    Michelle xx

  23. 27 June 2016 / 3:04 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous dress! I can see why you want another one. My favorite style of dress on me is a shift dress…they just fit my body type the best.

    • 28 June 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Aww Kirsten you're a sweetheart – thank you! x

  24. 27 June 2016 / 2:38 pm

    I don't think you can have too many yellow dresses! In fact, I just realized I don't have a solid yellow dress yet! I'll be on the lookout now. πŸ™‚

    • 28 June 2016 / 8:59 pm

      Oops sorry Laurie for making you shop…! haha thank you, though you're naughty to encourage me!!

  25. 27 June 2016 / 2:35 pm

    I just bought a cute little yellow sundress – yellow is one of my favourite colours to wear too. I think you look incredible in this outfit, the shoes are gorgeous, and so are all the accessories. Beautiful!
    Suzy xx

    • 28 June 2016 / 8:58 pm

      Aww thank you Suzy – you won't regret buying a yellow sundress! I'd have dozens if I could!!!!

  26. 27 June 2016 / 2:34 pm

    You look divine. Such a pretty dress and styled unexpectedly. At least unexpectedly to me.
    I cannot tell you to stop buying yellow dresses as I am terrible at these things myself.

    • 28 June 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Oh but you must, Greetje…!! ;)) haha thank you, from one serial shopper to another x

  27. 27 June 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Yellow is SO beautiful on you Catherine. It really suits you and your sunshiny personality! I love what you've done here style wise, you've taken this classic pretty yellow Grace Kelly style dress, added some 70s leather pieces with the belt, bag, and sunnies AND THEN put your trademark orange on top of it, for an extra hit of sunshine. This is that voodoo that you do so well! xxx

    • 28 June 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Voodoo, love that Lisa!! πŸ˜‰ Thank you my lovely so much x

  28. 27 June 2016 / 2:26 pm

    Well, I think you know that I love your yellow sundress! I had a very similar one that I used to wear year after year. I really wish I still had it. You look gorgeous. The epitome of a sunny day! I think your gold star ring always looks stunning, so thank you very much for featuring it and thank you for featuring my pop of colour from last week, love Liz xxx xxxx

    • 28 June 2016 / 8:56 pm

      Hehe yes I knew you'd love it being yellow, Liz!! The ring just looks right with so many outfits… It's definitely my fave gold ring right now! Thank you sweetie x

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