Look of the day

The dress version of happy pants ... Mia Wasikowska.

The dress version of happy pants ... Mia Wasikowska. Photo: Getty Images

Mia Wasikowska, Cannes International Film Festival, May 2012

I have been looking at this photo of Mia Wasikowska and trying to figure out what the precise nature of my supreme bliss was. And then I realised, it was because Mia's cotton frock reminded me of happy pants. Remember those? They were bright, roomy, comfortable and occasionally a little bit much. I practically showered in mine as a ten year-old fashion plate circa 1995. This dress has a happy pants feel to it in the watermelon hued print. There's swirls, there's dots, there's triangles. It certainly doesn't look like a 90s throwback. But it is fresh and fun and utterly perfect for the seaside. Paired with the pink shoes and sweet bob she's just a sight for (happy) eyes.