MMM: Broderie Anglaise. Pretty.

Broderie Anglaise lace has always appealed. I bought this blouse YEARS ago for a fiver at Portobello Market and it has come out every single Spring since:

My £5 Portobello vintage blouse

So rather unsurprisingly, the Louis Vuitton SS12 show was fashion perfection to me with all its oversized broderie detailing.

Louis Vuitton SS12
Louis Vuitton SS12

I would actually organise my wedding again just to wear this dress:

(Chris Moore / Catwalking)

Even Valentino went big on broderie. Check out Cameron in this dress of his at the Haute Couture SS12 show:

Cameron Diaz at the Valentino Haute Couture show

So it’s no great surprise that the high street have picked up on this girliest of girly trends.

Love the studded collar on this Zara coat. It toughens up the lace and makes it easy to wear with jeans as well as dresses.

Fantasy coat with studded collar £119 Zara

The cutwork on this simple NW3 dress from Hobbs turns it into a Summer statement frock.

'Wonderland' dress reduced to £119, Hobbs NW3
Lisa embroidery dress £110 Whistles at Asos
Lace bow back peplum top £26 Topshop

Before we all get carried away, let’s stick to a very neutral palette of white, navy, cream or black. How Brigitte Bardot did St Tropez in the late Fifties.

Sugary pinks and pastels – as in the Louis Vuitton show – look pretty on the catwalk, (or carousel in that case), but would – in reality – make you look like grown-woman-does dress-up-dolly.

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