10 Ways To Wear This Summer's Broderie Anglaise Trend

It's the look of the summer.

We’ve had snake print, leopard print, satin and denim galore. Making a last minute entrance to our spring wardrobe but set to stay for summer is the broderie anglaise trend.

It incorporates embroidery, cutwork and needle lace to make delicate and romantic pieces that are both lightweight and effortless. Think of a more structured and everyday way of wearing lace.

Originally popular in the 1800s in childrenswear, it made a return during the 1950s and is re-emerging thanks to the great British high street.

These are 10 ways to wear this summer’s most romantic fashion trend.


Dress In Broderie Anglaise, H&M, £69.99

This effortless white midi dress is the epitome of minimal effort but maximum impact. Play with colour by teaming it with multi-coloured mules and statement earrings. When the sun goes down, layer up with a chunky cardigan.


Embroidered Cotton Top, Mango, £25.99

Keep it casual in this cotton top that’s lightweight enough to keep you cool in hot weather. A pair of blue jeans and Birkenstocks make the perfect companion to this pretty smock top.


Pretty Little Thing Broderie Anglaise Belted Shorts, ASOS, £22

Stand out in this splash of scarlet red with these shorts. Team with a white t-shirt or go all out with the matching top for a chic co-ord.


ASOS DESIGN Shirred Broderie Sundress With Tie Straps, ASOS, £28

Embrace a sunny palette in your summer wardrobe with this vibrant sundress that’s equally as perfect as a day dress and a beach coverup. Throw on a pair of sunnies and a denim jacket and you’re good to go.


Broderie Flute Sleeve Playsuit, Topshop, £39

This playful playsuit is a blank canvas to experiment with accessories. We’ll be wearing with our favourite straw bag and lots of gold jewellery.


ASOS DESIGN Palm Broderie Sun Top With Tie Waist, ASOS, £25

A tangerine dream. This smock-style top with a waist-clinching tie will highlight an hourglass figure and pairs perfectly with a cutoff denim shorts and a round-handled bag.


ASOS DESIGN Curve Top In Broderie With Button Front And Peplum, ASOS, £18.50

A peplum top is flirty, fun and especially flattering if you have a bigger bust. This rustic red number is the perfect for your go to jeans-and-a-nice-top combo.


Broderie Jumpsuit, Topshop, £55

This is the perfect transitional piece while the English weather makes its mind up. Layer over a white t-shirt and trainers and when the sun comes up, wear on its own.


Broderie Anglaise Tie Front Shirt, Boohoo, £22

Upgrade a wardrobe staple with this white shirt with a tie front snd pretty cut outs. Style with high waisted jeans and skyscraper espadrille wedges.


ASOS Design Broderie bikini top, ASOS, £20 and Bikini Bottoms, ASOS, £14

If you want a little more coverage from your bikini (or if you’ve simply burnt your shoulders) this broderie set from ASOS is the dream. The t-shirt style top will reduce your chances of sunburn and easily be tuned into an effortless outfit with a pair of denim shorts and sandals.

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