I've Been Looking For a Does-It-All Summer Dress—This Pretty Trend Is It

With summer around the corner I’ve been taking stock of my wardrobe to pin down the items that are worthy of a place in the summer edit. Favouring pretty dresses, voluminous skirts and light cotton shorts, this summer already is setting up to be one of my most stylish. Whilst my dress collection is looking pretty happy, I’ve noticed one glaring gap that I’m eager to fill before the seasonal switch. For its delicate, feminine, and resoundingly pretty energy, this season I’m incorporating a white broderie anglaise dress into my rotation.

Influencer styles white anglaise broderie dress.

Set on a white cotton dress, the broderie anglaise design features decorative embroidery and eyelets that subtly reveal the skin underneath. Whilst you can shop some styles that feature the embellishment throughout, other designs use the technique more sparingly, having it appear at only the collar, shoulder or wrist. Dating as far back as the 16th century, this needlework technique offers a timeless design that you’ll find yourself drawn back to for summers to come.

Having spotted the trend at so many of my favourite retailers this spring, there’s no better time for me to take the plunge. Whilst I’m looking for a billowy style that I can wear with boots or sandals, the new seasons offerings also include formfitting styles, playful minis and classic mid-length dresses.

Influencer wears a white broderie anglaise dress

Ideal for a summer full of late-night get-togethers and alfresco afternoons, this light summer dress will keep you cool and collected throughout the height of season.