The Sunday Sun – 13.08.2006.

Prints charming.

By Claire Briston, The Sunday Sun.




L-r: Red silk print dress £55 from Warehouse and red footless tights £5 from Topshop; Green print dress £40, hat £12, chain necklace, £8, matching bracelet £5, all at Topshop; Flower print dress £45, Laura Lee, charm necklace £22 both at Topshop.

The progression from summer to autumn is always a difficult one however, the high street is already in a spin over autumn’s new arrivals.

New on the peg is an array of slim cut empire-line dresses, with a wild variety of feminine fits, prints and wonderful fabrics to choose from . . . it’s easy to see why we’re going to be spoilt for choice in the coming months!

Animal print fabrics are back with vengeance. I particularly adore the Warehouse leopard print, silk number in at a demure £55.

This classic cut and print will be far longer lasting than just the transition between autumn and winter . . . an investment to any fashionista’s wardrobe.

Again, TopShop is quick off the mark this season incorporating vintage style prints and fabrics into their full range.

Big bows and ribbon details to the waist slim a figure and emphasise curves in their dress design offerings.

Coloured tights and leggings are, of course, another must have that look great teamed with dresses, and essential to autumn/winter trends.

L-r: Animal print silk dress £55, bracelet £14, black clutch bag £16, all Warehouse, black knee-high tights £6, Topshop, black cap £25, FCUK, animal print heels £54.99 at Office; Tropical print dress £40, green bag £22, both Oasis, dull red beads £10, bright red beads £10, leggings £12, all at Topshop; Black Broderie Anglaise silk dress £65 from Warehouse, purple belt £20 from Topshop, watch £50, Oasis.

Although the skinny fit jeans and trousers are going to play a focal role within the more tailored trends, leggings can be dressed up or down and bridge the gap between our sunnier summery days and our chillier drizzly days.

Stacked platforms and contrastingly, ballet pumps, again take centre stage, along with clutch leather handbags and unique jewellery to finish that look completely.

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