Broderie anglaise is no longer reserved just for little white sundresses and your nana’s tablecloths, as the delicate fabric has been given a colourful and sporty shaped rework for the warm weather months – and looks better than ever!
The embroidered look was massive across the SS15 catwalks with designers such as Oscar De La Renta and Valentino giving broderie anglaise a cool new edge, while celebs like Jennifer Lawrence have shown it off in figure hugging frocks.
When it comes to wearing this summery trend, there are no rules – just avoid looking too prim by styling your piece up with chunky heels or slouchy jeans and a slick of colourful lippy. It’s time to give your wardrobe a crafty rework with one of these dainty buys…
Give this fresh white dress a boho feel with tan sandals, and an oversized floppy hat, for instant sunny day glam.
Perk up your old faithful boyfriend jeans with this cheery embroidered tee – it will brighten up your day even when the Great British summer lets you down!
This pleated skirt has a seriously sporty feel to it and is classic enough that it won’t date for years. Team it with a shouty tee and metallic flatforms for the ultimate in summer chic.
This dress is practically crying out for a colour pop bag and cateye sunnies. Say hello to your new all-week wonder frock ladies.
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Work the dainty fabric on date night and team this semi sheer blouse with a leather pencil skirt and sleek heels.
Give this ladylike fabric an even prettier twist in this soft, sugary pink shade – it’ll answer any last minute wedding guest worries too.