I love it when I stumble upon a fun, playful dress worthy of a second look. Today's dress of the day comes in the form of Peter Jensen's Shell Dress in seal stripe printed silk. Yes, I said seal. This dress is the definition of fun and playful: something that just puts a smile on your face, well it did mine anyway.

Peter-Jensen-Dress-of-the-day.jpgPeter Jensen Shell Dress in Seal Stripe Printed Silk £245 >>

Danish designer, Peter Jensen is renowned for his individual, some might say unconventional, designs, and I simply cannot get enough of it. Jensen generally sports bold colours, luxurious fabrics and unique prints, whilst creating pieces that are wonderfully wearable: think conventional cuts in vibrant, eccentric, even humorous, designs (see below).


The Shell Dress, new in at ASOS this week, is a luxury item, made from 100% pure silk. The demure off-white high-necked shell top, with concealed zip fastening, contrasts beautifully with the playful skirt, and the straight-cut skirt shape is a real highlight of this dress for me. A fine blue and white vertical stripe is decorated oh-so-beautifully with the most adorable seal print, creating the illusion of playful seals peeping up from the deep blue sea behind (CUTE). We are overwhelmed with character prints at the moment, but what really sets this piece apart from the rest is the level of minute detail that has gone into the artwork for this fabric. Simply gorgeous. Shop it above.