Whilst we love a flowy, floral gown for Midsummer, the rigorous ring dancing and competitive games sometimes demand a more functional 'fit. Below Vogue Scandinavia rounds up the best alternatives to invest in now
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With Midsummer right around the corner, most of us will undoubtedly reach into the closet to pull out our favourite floral frocks. Yet while we adore the quintessential summer gown, sometimes the impracticalities of wearing one during this jam-packed festivity – with games and dancing around the midsummer pole – have us looking elsewhere for less traditional gear. Here, Vogue Scandinavia's shopping team has sourced the best alternatives for a more practical midsummer get-up.
If you want to maintain more traditional style elements in your look – including florals, soft defuse and a feminine feel – adding a subtle touch of colour is the way to go. Slip into Prada's lilac crepe midi skirt for a flattering slinky separate, or alternatively, add some drama with whimsical edge sporting Zimmermann's fluted maxi skirt.
Floral crêpe midi skirt
Alva jobs print skirt
Keira floral maxi skirt
Voluminous a-line pleated skirt
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Printed midi skirt
Dries Van Noten
Beige patterned satin midi skirt
Boasting full-range movement, summer shorts are the perfect choice when planning to get stuck in with family games or making our way around the midsummer pole unrestricted. Max Mara's linen shorts are a foolproof choice for a lightweight, breathable option. For those looking to steer closer to traditional roots, the floral scallop hem shorts by Self Portrait are the ideal intricate floral style to bloom in.
Floral patterned shorts
Heavy twill belted shorts
Tie-waist cotton bermuda shorts
Midday sun clementine husul shorts
Jazmin gingham tweed shorts
Relaxed pinstripe shorts
Carrie pleated linen shorts
Doubling up as both an everyday all-in-one and full evening look when paired with the right shoes, A.P.C's denim Dolores jumpsuit makes for a versatile midsummer number. Feeling experimental? Why not infuse elements of playful youth into your look with Rivet Utility's pink belted linen playsuit. Did someone say Barbiecore?
Belted pleated linen-blend jumpsuit
Mushroom jacquard cotton blend overalls
Maria de la Orden
Anessa belted denim jumpsuit
Baccara linen jumpsuit in mint
Trendsetter belted linen playsuit
Charlee open-back printed silk-habotai playsuit
Petra cotton blend jumpsuit