My Style | The Little Red Dress

Ella Gregory Red Boden Dress

It’s been a while since I last shared an outfit post on Coco’s Tea Party. More than a month, in fact. The unintentional break in style updates can partly be blamed on April’s unpredictable weather (it snowed!); but it mostly occurred because I’ve been busy working on site improvements and an exciting project. Things should continue as normal from here onwards though.

Anyway, this look is one of my favourite outfits of the year so far, and was 100% inspired by the salsa dancing emoji. Personally I think every woman should own a red summer dress, because nothing will make you feel sassier. Unfortunately, however, this Boden design has now sold out in red, but it also comes in an equally-beautiful white that will look fabulous with a summer tan.

Red Summer Dress Coco's Tea Party

H&M Army Jacket Cocos Tea Party
Red Summer Dress Boden

I’m Wearing: Boden lace dress (in white) c/o (similar in red here) | H&M jacket (past season – similar here) | Reiss handbag (past season – similar here) | Charlotte Olympia flats c/o | Armani sunglasses (past season – similar here)


Lace Boden Dress Cocos Tea Party

The Charlotte Olympia ‘Capri Cat‘ flats have been my go-to summer shoes for two years running now, and I still get a kick out of wearing them. They’re very similar to the classic ‘Kitty Flats‘, but have a a lower heel and feature grosgrain piping which creates more of an espadrille effect. It’s always fun to see the effect they have on people – cat lovers immediately stop to compliment them, whilst straight men often question why a grown woman would wear cat shoes. Because they’re awesome, that’s why!

Do you already have a sassy red summer dress in your wardrobe? How do you style it? Leave a comment below and let me know…

{Photos by Erica Davis}

P.S. How I style Wimbledon-worthy tennis whites and SS16’s denim culottes

  • Very pretty! Love the kitty flats x

  • Beautiful colour on you Ella.

    • cocos_tea_party

      Thank you!

  • monicawelburn

    I absolutely adore this look on you Ella! You look the epitome of chic Mediterranean-ness!


    • cocos_tea_party

      Thank you lovely. It will probably be coming to Menorca with us xx