7 Alternative Dresses For Your Spring / Summer Wardrobe

Posted on: 26 April 2019

With the arrival of Spring and Summer not far behind, now is the perfect time to start putting together your look for the sunnier days ahead. We love keeping up to date with all the latest trends but sometimes there’s definitely something to be said for colouring outside the lines and throwing on an a cute outfit with an alternative flare to it. The beautiful thing about fashion is that it provides a platform for you to display everything that’s fun and unique about you - at least in an aesthetic sense! Here’s two stellar examples of Nottingham city centre stores who can help you do just that.


COW are located on Carlton Street in the Hockley area and if you’ve never had the pleasure of popping in then you’re missing out. For a start, if you’re into vintage clothing then you’ll genuinely struggle to find a larger collection than that on offer here. Dig a little deeper and you’ll realise that the impressive collection of vintage clothing is just the tip of the iceberg. COW pride theirselves on sustainable alternative fashion - and for good reason. The store is filled with unique items sourced from around the world and they’re hand picked to work with both the latest styles and individual trend. To take their “no-waste ethos” a step further, the company created a rework team who breathe new life into tired pieces by morphing them into new designs and must have outfits. It’s basically DIY at it’s best. 

You’ll find plenty of absolute gems in COW but we think these alternative dresses will make the perfect addition to your Spring / Summer wardrobe. 

Blue Banana:

Blue Banana has always been the go-to for Nottingham’s alternative fashion scene and if you’ve ever popped in then that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. The place just screams awesome! From the guitars that decoratively hang from the ceiling to the bopping play-list and the famous bands that have visited over the years -  it’s just pure rock and roll. Not to say that it’s unaccessible for those adventuring into the world of alternative fashion for the first time. In fact, it’s quite the opposite and that’s thanks to the super friendly staff and amazing selection of items available. In true punk rock style, Blue Banana completely break all the stereotypes (always wearing black being the main culprit!) and offer some of the most beautiful and colourful dresses around. Take a peek below and then venture into store to get that alternative look this Spring.