It seems that the A-list are divided into two major style camps right now, and they both involve different incarnations of the suit. Alexa Chung has become the latest member of Gucci’s floral girl gang, showing off one of the label’s now-iconic combos, while we spotted Beyonce rocking some of The Kooples blooms.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Olsen made a strong case for the short suit in powder-blue Burberry. Add to that the fact that LK Bennett’s chambray co-ord has become Insta-famous and you’ve got one very major conundrum. So, floral or short? Let us help you decide…
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Hannah Banks-Walker, Fashion News Writer says: “Gucci put (flower) power dressing on the map and I’ve been cooing over floral suits ever since I saw them on the catwalk. I know they seem eccentric, but they’re actually surprisingly wearable, and not just for those blessed with Chung’s proportions. Quite frankly, anything that makes you resemble a human rockery is probably a good thing, and as they’re a ready-made outfit, it’s really a no-brainer. And if it’s good enough for Queen Bey, who am I to argue with that?”
Gemma Yates, Fashion News Editor has other ideas: “Say short suit to me and I picture Kate Moss looking unbelievably cool in a dove-grey two-piece at Bobby Gillespie’s 2006 wedding. It’s one of my favourite ever Mossy looks, but one I’ve never managed to recreate. My Mossy moment may have finally come, though, thanks to LK Bennett. I’ve never been one for high hemlines, but shorts reduce the raunch factor – hence why the short suit is a brilliant wedding guest option. Google ‘Kate Moss short suit wedding’ and you’ll see what I mean.”
Well? Floral or short?