Ruffles and Frills – Romantic Fashion

One of the key trends for Spring/Summer 2017 is the frill/ruffle effect. This actually first appeared in Autumn/Winter, when boxy sweatshirts were given sweetly pretty frills across the front and sleeves that changed the look from boyish to girlie in an instant. This season, the frill effect is everywhere, from tops and sweaters, to jackets with bell shaped sleeves and dresses of all variety.

But before you look away, thinking that frills and ruffles are not for you, and that this must mean every colour as long as it is pink. Think again. This season it seems that anything goes when it comes to frills and colour, with a range of prints and bloc colour options out there. A key case in point is the metallic t-shirt from M&S which would work so well with a leather biker jacket for a look that is almost androgynous – perfect to dip into the trend if you want to avoid looking too girly.

The frill trend is, in fact, very versatile. The Wallis dotted dress would be gorgeous at a wedding, whilst the t-shirt style dresses just need Stan Smiths and a denim jacket to make them perfect everyday wear.  Pretty blouses are a simple way to add a ruffle to a look, whilst the Self Portrait jumpsuit is a total showstopper – just add red lips and nails and you will dazzle any room.

Will you be wearing ruffles and frills this season? What do you think of the trend?

 

Black Floral Frill Jumpsuit £45.00 Click to visit Miss Selfridge

GEORGETTE FRILL PLAYSUIT £12.99 Click to visit Select

FRILL DETAIL T-SHIRT DRESS £12.99 Click to visit Select

Ivory Frill Front Cold Shoulder Blouse £32.00 Click to visit Miss Selfridge

Grey Frill Sleeve Tie Dress £22.00 Click to visit Miss Selfridge

Orange Floral Frill Cold Shoulder Blouse £35.00 Click to visit Miss Selfridge

Spot Ruffle Halter Neck Dress Price: £55.00 Click to visit Wallis

Black Tipped Midi Knitted Dress Was £42.00 Now £29.40 Click to visit Wallis

**Paper Dolls Mustard Fluted Front Dress Was £55.00 Now £44.00 Click to visit Wallis

Frill Midi Pencil Dress £59.00 Click to visit Topshop

Gingham Crop Frill Jacket £49.00 Click to visit Topshop

Frill Cuff Striped 3/4 Sleeve Tunic Dress £35 Click to visit M&S

Metallic Frill Short Sleeve T-Shirt £22.50 Click to visit M&S

Raspberry Frill Chevron Jumper Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins


SELF-PORTRAIT Lace Frill crepe jumpsuit £320.00 Click to visit Selfridges


SANDRO Frilled woven dress £199.00 Click to visit Selfridges


TOPSHOP
Frilled mesh top
£36.00
Click to visit Selfridges

 

 

Celebrity Get the look with Holly Willoughby, Lydia Bright and Duchess Kate

The first of this month’s get the look posts has a definite summer feel with floral dresses and pyjama style trouser suits that are just perfect for traveling. It features looks from Topshop, Banana Republic and Dorothy Perkins, and has a host of TV stars, a model and my favourite royal.

First up we have Susanna Reid, a lady who often wears High Street looks whilst presenting, and also on the red carpet. This jumpsuit from M&Co is now in the sale, so not all sizes are available, but it is well worth checking out as it is such a classic look in a beautiful colour that will make it a great transitional piece.

Topshop is always a celebrity favourite, and their latest collection is picking up celebrity fans. Vicky Pattison has been wearing a lot of Topshop since she emerged from the jungle, including the skirt that I featured on my last #wiwt post. The floral dress she chose is super feminine, and would be perfect for a wedding. Caroline Flack opts for another great dress, the striped number would pretty much work for any summer occasion both casual and dressed up, with just a change of shoes and accessories needed to make it the most versatile number in your wardrobe.

Susanna Reid in M&Co

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Necklace trim jumpsuit now £40 Click to visit M&Co

Necklace trim jumpsuit now £40 Click to visit M&Co

Vicky Pattison and Caroline Flack in Topshop

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Floral Maxi Dress £46.00 Click to visit Topshop

Floral Maxi Dress £46.00 Click to visit Topshop

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Stripe Wrap Slip Dress £39.00 Click to visit Topshop

Stripe Wrap Slip Dress £39.00 Click to visit Topshop

Holly Willoughby is another presenter whose wardrobe I admire, and the Banana Republic dress she wore recently is a super cute summer number. A little more luxurious in the price stakes is the pretty Self Portrait dress worn by Daisy Lowe. I can no longer find this colour available, but it does come in navy and this duck egg shade which is so gorgeous.

Duchess Kate has the most beautiful locks, and it seems she is a fan of the tangle teezer angel wings brush, which is surely the prettiest brush around. Finally we have Lydia Bright, who shows us how to travel comfortably and stylishly in her Dorothy Perkins scarf print two piece. It resembles glamorous 1930s style lounging pyjamas, but if that is not your thing but you love the print, you can get the same print on a rather pretty dress.

Holly Willoughby wears Banana Republic

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 Print Tie-Neck Dress £65.00 Click to visit Banana Republic

Print Tie-Neck Dress £65.00 Click to visit Banana Republic

Daisy Lowe wears Self Portrait

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 SELF-PORTRAIT Azaelea lace dress £240.00 Click to visit Selfridges

SELF-PORTRAIT Azaelea lace dress £240.00 Click to visit Selfridges

Kate Middleton Loves Tangle Teezer Angel Wings

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 Tangle Angel Tangle Angel, Precious Pink from Hair Angel £13.95 Click to visit Amazon


Tangle Angel Tangle Angel, Precious Pink
from Hair Angel
£13.95 Click to visit Amazon

Lydia Bright wears Dorothy Perkins

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Petite Scarf Print Shirt Price: £28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Petite Scarf Print Shirt Price: £28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Petite Scarf Print Crop Trousers Price: £28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Petite Scarf Print Crop Trousers Price: £28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Petite Scarf Print Midi Dress Price: £30.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Petite Scarf Print Midi Dress
Price: £30.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Celebrity get the look with Vicky Pattison, Olivia Palermo and Prince George

It seemed like it was about time for another celebrity get the look post, looking at some of the latest looks that celebrities have been wearing that include some pieces from the High Street, as well as a few covetable designer looks thrown in for good measure.

So, this month we have it all – cream of Hollywood Royalty, a couple of supermodels, reality tv finest and a bonafide fashionista. We have looks from Zara, Select fashion, Topshop and a couple of stunning dresses from latest fashion ‘must have’ label Self Portrait, a label I first saw in person at a Pandora launch, worn by Sarah Jayne Crawford, and have admired ever since then. This time the Self Portrait dresses are being worn by Miranda Kerr and Rachel McAdams, and show the diversity of styles designed by the label.

I have also featured a get the look featuring Kate Upton. Now, the dress worn by Kate is a Topshop dress that cost £150, but I can find no trace of it on the website currently. However, I have found 3 similar (but much cheaper) alternatives that can give you a similar stunning look.

In amongst all the gorgeous fashionista’s I have also included the also totally adorable Prince George in his personalised My 1st Years dressing gown, which he wore to meet and charm President Obama recently. How cute does he look?

Olivia Palermo in Zara

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REVERSIBLE EMBROIDERED JACKET Ref. 3440/041 79.99 GBP Click to visit Zara

REVERSIBLE EMBROIDERED JACKET 79.99 GBP Click to visit Zara

Miranda Kerr in Self Portrait at Selfridges

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 SELF-PORTRAIT Daisy embroidered Guipure lace mini dress £240.00 Click to visit Selfrdiges

SELF-PORTRAIT Daisy embroidered Guipure lace mini dress £240.00 Click to visit Selfridges

Rachel McAdams in Self Portrait

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 SELF-PORTRAIT Ayelette off-the-shoulder crepe dress £325.00 Click to visit Selfridges

SELF-PORTRAIT Ayelette off-the-shoulder crepe dress
£325.00 Click to visit Selfridges

Prince George in My 1st Years

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Prince George's Gingham Blue Trime Robe - £27 Click to visit My1stYears

Prince George’s Gingham Blue Trime Robe – £27 Click to visit My1stYears

Danielle Armstrong wears Select Fashion

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 ASYMMETRIC WRAP FRONT 3/4 SLEE Code: #S043/1402/022_LIGHT GREY now £8.99 Click to visit Select

ASYMMETRIC WRAP FRONT 3/4 SLEE now £8.99 Click to visit Select

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2 in 1 Bodycon Midi Dress Item code: D715CORAL £30.00 Click to visit AX Paris

2 in 1 Bodycon Midi Dress £30.00 Click to visit AX Paris

Vicky Pattison in Topshop

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Jersey Pleated Midi Skirt £32.00 Click to visit Topshop

Jersey Pleated Midi Skirt £32.00 Click to visit Topshop

Holly Willoughby wears Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Suzi Dress £64.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Suzi Dress £64.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Kate Upton in Topshop

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Get the look

**Black Lace Midi Dress by Goldie £49.00 Click to visit Topshop

**Black Lace Midi Dress by Goldie £49.00 Click to visit Topshop

**Swanie Midi Dress by TFNC £38.00 Click to visit Topshop

**Swanie Midi Dress by TFNC £38.00 Click to visit Topshop

**Ameena Long Maxi Dress by TFNC £45.00 Click to visit Topshop

**Ameena Long Maxi Dress by TFNC £45.00 Click to visit Topshop