Tap into the hyper-feminine trend with ruffled blouses, lace camisole tops and lust-worthy cotton dresses for every moment in your calendar – frills guaranteed
With oversized collars and whimsical puff sleeves, fashion’s gone super pretty this season, and our collective love of broderie anglaise has only increased. Gorgeously crafted white cotton blouses and relaxed-but-ravishing broderie dresses are just too lovely to pass by – so thought the Victorians, who loved a bit of broderie anglaise, and the 21st century’s big catwalk names like Isabel Marant and Chloé, where the traditional needlework technique has been used to create striking modern designs. If you’re as obsessed with broderie as we are, you can’t go wrong with a summer dress. Made from lightweight, breathable cotton, a broderie dress looks sweetly sophisticated styled with tan leather sandals and a straw bag.
What better way to pretend you’re strolling the streets of a balmy Mediterranean city, not your local town centre, than to wear a luscious broderie anglaise blouse? These Riviera-ready tops just scream summer, and look effortless teamed with linen shorts, wide-leg jeans or tucked into a denim midi skirt. Whether it’s a cute cami with frilled detailing or a plain white T-shirt upgraded with eye-catching cut-out sleeves, broderie anglaise tops are favourites that stay stylish year after year, ticking the cost-per-wear box. Simple gold hoop earrings are the only accessory you’ll need.
Words: Sophie Hines and Dulcie Emerson