Asda pinafore in faux suede

Five Ways to Wear The Pinafore Dress

We’ve asked five stellar style bloggers to show us how to get the most out of this flexible piece. Trust us, with their advice, you’ll make this your new winter wardrobe staple!

Debs is a 34-year-old stage manager who lives in Essex with her husband and her little Jack Russell Eddie. She blogs about travel, beauty and style at Bang On Style.

I’m giving my tan suede pinafore dress a casual daytime look by layering it up with a buttoned-up printed shirt worn underneath. This is the perfect way to layer up your dress for winter and can add a flash of print or colour depending upon the shirt you choose.

I love the cute reindeer print of this George shirt (see main photo) and it’s spot on for heading into the festive season too. I’ve picked a long-sleeve shirt, but this would also look so cute with a short-sleeve blouse too.

Blogger in tan biker jacket and suede pinafore

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You can keep the look very casual with a pair of classic black ankle boots and biker jacket. I really like mixing shades of tan so I’m wearing this tan biker from George which has this gorgeous detachable fur collar, another huge trend for winter. I love the cosy wintery feel it gives the whole outfit but it also looks great worn without the fur too.

Finally, a simple black everyday bag like this black kettle bag with pom pom detail is the perfect accessory to finish a cute, casual and easy look with this season’s pinafore dress.


Danielle is a fashion, travel & lifestyle blogger at Fashionista Barbie who loves Barbie and likes to bake. She’s also in the Independent’s Twitter 100: Top 10 Fashion.


Dark shirt worn under suedette pinafore

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The summer was all about the denim pinafore and now it seems autumn is championing the suede variety, with a continuing nod to the Seventies. I just adore this as the pinafore’s such a versatile piece – there really are so many ways to wear it.

First of all you have to find a classic style. I love this faux suede pinafore, not only because of the price, a bargain at £14, but because the tan colour really does work with so many options. You can pair with black like I have, stripes, or even work an earthy colour palette.

Embellished collar

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For a sunny autumnal day I opted for a layered look, wearing a long-sleeved black top underneath my faux-suede pinafore, teamed with a black embellished collar for added sparkle, and to give the look a more dressed-up feel.

This dress looks great with ankle boots – suede fringe beauties would tie in the look perfectly, but I opted for these patent fringed loafers. I think it added a smart feel to a cool, comfortable day look.

What I love about a pinafore is that it is a great throw-on-and-go look. Just add a polo neck underneath if it is a little cold, wear with knee-high boots in the rain, or how about teaming with an oversized knitted jumper and wearing as a skirt?

Sarah, a hopaholic blogger with a dress fixation. Novice sewer, keen baker and expert shopper. Read more of her posts at A Million Dresses.



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How cute is this little shift pinafore dress?!

It’s made from a lovely suedette fabric that’s so soft to the touch.  The large patch pockets cleverly add detail without ruining the line of the dress.

I opted for the black colour way – I love its retro vibe, but decided to give it modern twist by going for a monochrome base layer and adding some cute accessories.

Black pom pom handbag and black boots

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I kept the accessories to black with just a hint of gold – the boots have a flashy gold panel on the heel that adds a nice touch of luxe. The fluffy pom-pom obviously swayed my choice in bag. Who can resist a little ball of fluff?

It’s the perfect outfit for lunch with the girls. And the pinafore is really versatile, so it will look just as good layered over a cute shirt for work as it does dressed down for a lunch date.

Award winning lifestyle/family blogger at Pouting in Heels, busy trying to figure life out and inspire other women along the way.

Black pinafore worn with fur stole

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I was born in the Seventies (just!), so I guess it shouldn’t really be a surprise that I adore Seventies fashion trends so much.

The suede, the knee-high boots, the disco glitter, all just scream femininity and glamour to me and I adore it.

But I also love this stuff because it’s wearable.

Take this black shift suedette dress, for example, from George. A simple classic if ever there has been one.

Business look pinafore with cardigan

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This dress is so easy to wear and so versatile. A wardrobe staple that’s perfect for this winter and that gives a subtle-yet-fabulous nod to the Seventies vibe.

Dressed up a little with heels, it’s the perfect garment for me to wear to a business meeting.

And it works equally well dressed down with a denim shirt, belt and chunky scarf when I’m on Mummy duty.

Effortless day-to-day glamour at its best.

Seventies fashion, I love you!
Rachel is a 30-year-old style blogger at Rachel the Hat and owner of, the statement jewellery co. Mummy to one, stepmum to two, and married to her amazing photographer hubby.

Black pinafore worn with hat and poncho

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Even though this is a key piece for the season, it’s also a classic that returns year after year due to its fabulous versatility. Definitely an investment piece for any woman’s wardrobe.

Add some court shoes and some jewellery for an evening out. Or black tights and ankle boots for a smart-casual look.

Wear with a poncho, scarf or cape and a woolly bobble hat for a lovely laidback look, belt across the middle to define the waist or leave loose.

Grey leggings worn under black pinafore

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A monochrome look can often be the easiest way to approach a new piece if you’re unsure on how to style it. All black with a hint of grey will make the outfit classic and timeless. Add a slick of red lipstick for a bit of glamour.

A great contrast in colour: black and camel. Add an oversized cardigan over the dress with some tan knee-high boots for a lovely casual affair.

The possibilities are endless – add a white jumper, a chambray or checked shirt, a Breton top layered underneath or biker jacket over the top!

Inspired to get your pinafore style on? Find your new favourite casual dress (and the fun accessories to go with it) at George.