Broderie Anglaise: How to Wear this Season’s Prettiest Trend

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.

> This dress is a modern take on the classic sundress.


Asos White Dress, £45

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!

> Add some sunshine to your look with this super bold tee.


H&M £12

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.

> Shimmy and shake the summer away with this pleated skirt

Marks & Spencer White Skirt, £39.50

This dress is practically crying out for a colour pop bag and cateye sunnies. Say hello to your new all-week wonder frock ladies.

> This pretty frock is available in three other colours too.


Topshop Blue Dress, £38

Work the dainty fabric on date night and team this semi sheer blouse with a leather pencil skirt and sleek heels.

> Give your embroidered separates a dark side with this shirt.

Next £26

Give this ladylike fabric an even prettier twist in this soft, sugary pink shade – it’ll answer any last minute wedding guest worries too.

> Pretty pastels are a huge trend too – so this frock ticks off two lovely trends at once!


Uttam at House of Fraser £55