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STYLING

HOW TO WEAR BRODERIE ANGLAISE (LIKE AN ASOSER)

By Maybelle Morgan, 20 July 2017

Certain prints and fabrics just evoke the feeling of summer (linen, gingham, florals, etc). The latest holiday romance that’s sweeping the ASOS office? Oh-so-pretty broderie anglaise (French for ‘English embroidery’, FYI), traditionally in a white eyelet pattern but also bringing the heat in vibrant red. See how the ASOS team are getting on board…
ASOS Insider Lotte Williams wearing a broderie anglaise outfit | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

ASOS Insider Lotte Williams wearing a broderie anglaise outfit | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Double trouble

Go hard or go home, right? And when it’s a fabric this dainty and fresh, you can afford to double up for maximum impact. The key to making it work is switching up the prints in your separates to break up the fabric. Lotte’s added the Insta-wow factor by mashing up silhouettes: an off-the-shoulder, cropped top with a high-waisted shirred mini. Sporty sliders are the perfect contrast to finish the look.

 

Pictured: Lotte Williams, social executive

ASOS staff Joanna Kyte wearing a broderie anglaise top | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

ASOS staff Joanna Kyte wearing a broderie anglaise top | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Neck it out

Proof that broderie anglaise doesn’t have to look prim or twee, this Scandi-chic top keeps its cool with a high-neck cut, capped sleeves and structural peplum hem. Take notes from Jo and keep it simple with navy tailored trousers and fun, fluffy sliders.

 

Pictured: Joanna Kyte, editorial assistant

ASOS staff Stella Radeva wearing a broderie anglaise top | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

ASOS staff Stella Radeva wearing a broderie anglaise top | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Seeing red

The easiest way to introduce broderie anglaise into your outfit is to wear it via your summer top. Exhibit A: this tomato-red, off-the-shoulder, textured triple threat of an eye pleaser. Let the top do all the talking by keeping the rest of your outfit plain: think black mom jeans and some minimal sandals.

 

Pictured: Stella Radeva, content assistant

ASOS staff Anna Heaton wearing a broderie anglaise dress | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

ASOS staff Anna Heaton wearing a broderie anglaise dress | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Dress to impress

Looking for summer personified? Eyes on this seriously girlie Millie Mackintosh skater dress. So right for BBQs, drinks and general summer frivolity, the textured fabric – plus the wrap front and mini frills – make it the prettiest in all the land.

 

Pictured: Anna Heaton, junior editor

ASOS staff Rosie Sutcliffe-Smith wearing a broderie anglaise dress | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

ASOS staff Rosie Sutcliffe-Smith wearing a broderie anglaise dress | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Pictures: Miles Drury

Pink lady

For a real statement, go turbo on the girlie with this pink, ruffled midi dress. Avoid letting the dress takeover by clashing the pretty with edgy outfit add-ons for major little-punk-on-the-prairie vibes. Badass sock-boots? Check. 90s hoop earrings and chunky wrist wear? Check, check.

 

Pictured: Rosie Sutcliffe-Smith, video studio coordinator

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