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:
So rather unsurprisingly, the Louis Vuitton SS12 show was fashion perfection to me with all its oversized broderie detailing.
I would actually organise my wedding again just to wear this dress:
Even Valentino went big on broderie. Check out Cameron in this dress of his at the Haute Couture SS12 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.
The cutwork on this simple NW3 dress from Hobbs turns it into a Summer statement frock.
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.