HIGH SUMMER FOREVER
Fashion trends almost go against Wardrobe Icons’ grain – it’s not that we don’t love the catwalk shows, but we do find ourselves combing through them and finding the ones we think will have true longevity. We want to buy pieces that are on-trend, but which will also be a timeless addition to our wardrobes.
Unapologetically feminine designers have embraced their romantic sides this summer. From Erdem to Etro, it’s all about floor-length floral prettiness and the odd ruffle. These maxis are the kind of pieces you’ll pull out summer after summer and they’ll work for a multitude of events. They’d be appropriate to wear to anything from a wedding to a christening. Pair with metallic sandals to dress up, or simple white slip-ons for a more casual feel.
The caveat to this 90s trend is that you have to have good boobs and arms – it’s for the Deborah Bretts of this world. Our love affair with the slip dress started with Drew Barrymore in a cream version in the 90s film, Mad Love. Since then, this unforgiving piece has returned to the catwalk many, many times, always tempting us with its beautiful elegance and simplicity. The ultimate underwear as outerwear piece. Add chunky leather accessories to make it truly 90s (and ironically very 2016, too).