In this blog, we’re going to continue looking at timeless women’s fashion items that everyone should have.
Breton is a style of striped top originally introduced by the French Navy as a uniform in 1858. It has become so iconic you can see them in the stereotypical caricature of French people – a Breton shirt, a beret, a bottle of wine and a stick of French bread regularly appear in these (probably racist) cartoons. The style has become a favourite of artists – Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol are famous for wearing them. They have also been a favourite of fashionistas with Coco Chanel, Brigette Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Marylin Munroe and Jean Paul Gautier all famous for wearing them. The classic striped style is something that every woman should have in their wardrobe. They are hugely versatile and can be worn with floral prints and solid colours. A timeless classic.
Little Black Dress
If there is one dress that every woman should own it should be a little black dress. The little black dress came to fashion prominence in the 1920s when Coco Chanel and Jean Patou pioneered the style. Their cocktail dresses, cut relatively short, became a global sensation and became the must-have item for every woman. Know known as simply the LBD, the simple, elegant black dress can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Simple enough to be worn with a jacket for business and stylish enough to be worn with heel s and jewellery to a cocktail party, versatility is key. No matter your style you can find an example of an LBD being worn – with DMs, trainers, high heels or whatever, everyone should have at least one.
When it comes to the summer months something that every woman needs is a great summer dress. Sundresses are airy, floaty and perfect for when temperatures rise, so choose the one you love for a one and done summer option. They are cool enough to wear all day and can be worn through to night time too. They can be as bright as you want them to and you can go mad in bright colours, florals, stripes and solid colours. The choice is yours!
Midi skirts are one of my favourite items of clothing. They are such a feminine shape and they fit your curves like a glove. They are heaven sent as far as I am concerned. Sitting on top of your hips, they move and swirl with your movements, keeping your modesty and your curves in check. My personal favourite is A-line skirts, which take the best elements of classic style and add a cut perfect for modern women. They can be worn with a shirt to dress them down or be worn with a dressy top or blouse. Hugely versatile, feminine and fabulous. Everyone should have one (at least).