For those of you who are aware of the dangers of UV, and for those that should be, the next essential item is the lightweight shirt-dress. This is one such example. Made from finest Italian linen with an overstitched tablecloth check, it comes from the home of the working woman's shirt - Workshop.
The shirt-dress can cover you from harmful rays by day and work for relaxed eveningwear, too, teamed with shorts and a body, or belted with flowing trousers and a cotton vest. If you like well-made garments that don't cost the earth, this is for you.
Workshop shirt-dress, pounds 89.50, available from 52 Bow Lane, London EC4. For mail order inquiries call 0171-498 5878.
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