Print is in and bigger than ever before. With the likes of Australian designer Dion Lee hitting the fashion scene in 2008 with his psychedelic and kaleidoscopic prints on silk; the big animal print revolution that hit 2011 (https://byalicexo.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/what%E2%80%99s-new-wednesday-animal-print/), and new designer Mary Katrantzou’s explosive prints and her new collection at Topshop, it’s fair to say that print isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. Following my weekly read of net-a-porter.com’s magazine, it was official.
CAMILLA AND MARC
Brother and sister duo, Camilla and Marc, have recently been added to my list of favourite designers (sorry for not sharing sooner) because of their fun and youthful dresses. This printed mini dress is perfect for lunch out with friends or a quiet dinner. The waist is cinched and topped off with a flirty and girly A-line skater skirt, allowing for simplicity. The black background colour adds effortless chic and means that all you need to add is a pair of black (or a solid colour) pumps and an envelope clutch and you’ll be good to go.
ASOS Collection has a similar design at a fraction of the price. A little bit longer than Camilla and Marc, ASOS Collection still allows for your print to blossom in style with a skater skirt and cinched waist. Similarly, pair with a solid colour pump to dress it up, or keep things simple with a plain flat.
This kimono style dress is a little different to the ASOS Collection and Camilla and Marc, but it still screams fun with the bright colours and low-cut neckline. Probably slightly more suited for the day time, wear with a pair of plain shoes and at only £22, you won’t have to splurge.
Knit is sexy, warm and totally unexpected – the same goes for the colour red. So put the two and two together and what do you get? Catherine Malandrino’s red pointelle knit dress. The various stitches create a sexy and warm dress that once paired with some six-inchers will turn heads. The capped sleeves and modest neckline add a touch of feminine sophistication and make this the ideal dress for any girl’s wardrobe. Also available in black if you don’t feel being the lady in red 😉
ASOS’ take on the dress is also impressive. Made with lace and a darker shade of red, the similarities are almost uncanny. This dress features long sleeves and a neckline that skims the top of the bust, but makes up the sexy with its body-con design. Similarly, this dress also comes in black and at £50, it’s practically a steal.
Think print this season, and let me know what you think.