Dear Fashion Fans,
As usual, this summer there are a myriad of trends to choose from to help you get through the sunnier months in style. From strappy sandals to chunky wedges, dip-dye to tribal, dirndl to ra-ra skirts. One failsafe trend that will take you from summer to summer is the floral dress. With a sprinkle of boho charm and twist of flirty, pretty detailing, the perfect floral dress is a summer staple not to be ignored. Find out how best to embrace the trend here:
YOUR COFFEE TABLE NEEDS THIS BOOK - SHOPPING FOR VINTAGE
Love vintage clothes but haven’t a clue where to start your search? Know how to sort the vintage treasures from the trash? If you have a passion for vintage fashion and love bargain hunting for one-off special styles, you’ll love this beauty of a book by Funmi Odulate. Perfect coffee table reading, her ultimate guide to vintage fashion includes a store directory, shopping tips, a decade-by-decade guide on what to look for and lots of gorgeous pictures that will have you itching to hit the shops in no time. Read my review here:
SKIRTS THAT CREATE CURVES – THE DIRNDL
If you long to free your legs of restricting pencil skirts and body-con shifts this summer, why not give the dirndl skirt a try? Sitting high on the waist and billowing out at the hips, this playful, shapely style is incredibly forgiving for all shapes and sizes, hiding tummies and creating curves in all the right places. Worn with a cute vest and cardigan, the dirndl makes for a feminine summer skirt suitable for all occasions– read on for tips on how to wear it:
THE WOMEN’S FASHION BAROMETRE OF COOL:
Women’s Fashion LOVES: Summer shoes! Bring out the towering wedges, release the flip flops and prepare your toes for the strappiest of sandals – summer is well and truly here and your toes are ready to celebrate.
Women’s Fashion LOATHES: Pantyhose dilemma. To wear or not to wear? It’s too warm to wear pantyhose but our legs are far from bronze yet – our advice is crack open the fake tan to avoid blinding your peers with whiter than white pins.
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Vicky Talbot, Women's Fashion Editor
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