Synonymous with the 1950s, gingham is one of this summer’s best-loved prints. Dresses like this lace-trimmed maxi are a fun way to wear the pattern. And as it’s made from cotton that’s sustainably sourced, it will keep you cool without costing the earth. Offset the nostalgic vibes by styling it with a pair of box-fresh sneakers and a colour-pop purse.
If there’s one thing that can elevate a look to high-summer status, it’s a tassel or two. We love this embroidered cotton midi with tassels at the drawstring waist that swish when you walk. It’s perfect for a beach vacation but can also be made city-appropriate with sporty flatforms.
The name may mean ‘English embroidery’, but there’s a definite French charm to broderie anglaise. Think of it as summer’s alternative to delicate lace, perfect for warm days in the city. With playful frills and soft chambray stripes, this tie-waist cotton midi dress is both feminine and forgiving.
Words: Laura Bradley Styling: Chloe Forde Make-up: Ruby Hammer Hair: Bjorn Krischker Nails: Charly Avenell