SPRING is (or certainly was) here. So what should you be wearing? The big looks this season are a mercy for the fuller-figured woman – or anyone tired of the super-clingy and the drab. Instead, it’s all about floral graphic prints (Oasis, Ted Baker, Monsoon, Erdem, Louis Vuitton), colour blocking (Uniqlo, Benetton, Zara) and the 1970s – of which maxi dresses are the key component (these are everywhere, including Monsoon and M&S). Sarah Curran, founder and CEO of fashion site MyWardrobe, says: “Team a simple pink or orange t-shirt with a red pencil skirt or wide leg trousers, which can be worn with a bright jacket for the boardroom. To tone down this look, simply team a shift dress with a brightly coloured belt and jacket.” Simple and effective. Now we just need the sun to stay out.
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1 Long blazer, Zara, £79.99. www.zara.com
2 Washed silk strapless top, Gucci, £565, www.netaporter.com
3 Feather print shift dress, Oasis, £55, www.oasis-stores.com
4 Pleated colour block satin tank, Miu Miu, £815, www.netaporter.com
5 Jersey dress, French Connection, £32, www.frenchconnection.com
6 Ellie dress, Monsoon, £75, www.monsoon.co.uk