MMM {ways to wear} Bomber / dress print clashing

Forget flower headbands and parkas. And ignore the slightly disturbing trend for Ekat catsuits. This Glastonbury appears to have sparked a new trend – the bomber / dress print clash.

BBC presenter Lauren Laverne became the veritable aficionado on the pattern mash-up.

Image: Instagram/LaurenLaverne
Image: Instagram/laurenlaverne

Using this gorgeous Baum und Pferdgarten leopard print dress as a base for her outfit (call me crazy, but I consider leopard a neutral in the same way as black, white or grey), LL teamed it with the way out there Antipodium ‘Cry Baby’ bomber.

She also snapped a selfie wearing the same bomber with a digi print floral dress and shell necklace by Tatty Devine.

Image: Instagram/laurenlaverne
Image: Instagram/laurenlaverne

And her fellow presenter Jo Whiley also got in on the bomber clash action, Instagramming an amazing lipstick bomber / leopard dress combo. Spot the animal theme here?

Image: Instagram/jowhiley
Image: Instagram/jowhiley

I LOVE a print clash, so this trend is right up my street. There are also some amazing bombers on the high street at the moment, so combined with a summer dress it’s an easy look to achieve.

Totally appreciate it’s a bit out there for some, but sometimes you just want to make a statement, right?

Here are some ways to wear – and the rules to apply when you’re doing it.

 

  • USE LEOPARD PRINT AS A NEUTRAL, IT WILL WORK WITH EVERYTHING
Leopard + photo print
Use a leopard as your base to go with everything, in this case, photo print

BUY: Whistles  trellis dress (in the sale!) + River Island bomber

 

  • CHOOSE PIECES THAT SHARE THE SAME BOLD COLOURS, IF NOT PATTERNS
Embroidered bomber + occasion dress
A great idea for a cool wedding guest look

BUY: Topshop embroidered jacket + Coast muted animal dress

 

  • PICK SIMILAR PRINTS IN A REVERSE COLOUR WAY
Almost reverse colour way
Similar print in an almost reverse colour way

BUY: H&M floral ruffled dress + H&M bomber jacket

 

  • DOWNPLAY A SMART DRESS WITH A KITSCH PRINT
This snake print midi dress works well with the kitsch tropical print jacket
This snake print midi dress works well with the kitsch tropical print jacket

BUY: M&S snake dress + Topshop tropical bomber

 

  • Comments ( 2 )

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    Jo Barratt

    I’m desperate to know where Lauren Laverne’s green print dress came from, as seen at Glastonbury worn with a denim jacket. She tweeted a photo and said it was a toppers dress but I don’t know that company and can’t find anything online. Please help!

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      Erica

      Hi Jo! She means Topshop, but I can’t see it online which means it’s either a sample and new season (soon to be in), or it’s an old style. It might be worth tweeting Topshop the picture to ask! X

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