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Trend alert: Romantic fairytale

Thu 21 Jan 2010

Trend Alert: Romantic Fairytale

We're feeling loved up at the moment - Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we've been well and truly seduced by one of the biggest trends of spring/summer '10- fairytale romance. The perfect antidote to the sharp corners of architectural shoulders and futuristic shapes, the soft shades, sheer materials and feminine frills of this trend are bound to enchant.
Championed by such top designers as Chanel, Fendi, Chloe and Lanvin, this look is going to be big, so what should we be looking out for on the high street?

Sheer fabrics
This trend is all about sensuality and sensory indulgence, so look for pieces that feel luxurious to the touch and float and swish as you move. To retain shape, go for outfits with a fitted top and full skirt to flatter the bust, pull in at the waist to compliment a feminine figure. Try our mesh prom dress for fairytale-princess style.

Lace
Nothing says classic romance like lace - luxurious and sophisticated, this season it has to be pink or white - think 'Alice in Wonderland' chic. Perfect for mad-hatter tea parties, our lace fluted sleeve dress is fresh, flirty and feminine.

Ruffles and drapes
Forget body-con, with this trend it's a case of the more material the better. Go for drapes that pull in at the waist and bust to flatter the figure - this trend is made for hourglass shapes - or a bustier and layered skirt combo. Try our Grecian drape dress and bustier layer net skirt dress for romantic ruffles.

Tea-dresses
The must-have style of the season, the tea-dress is a wardrobe staple for spring/summer. Easy to wear - these dresses are a girly-girl's dream. Go for vintage styles, ditsy prints or larger floral graphics and wear with gladiator sandals for an edge. If you're really in love with this trend, you won't find a much more romantic style than the heart print tea dress.

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