By Abigail Malbon published
As the trends change each season, there are some fashion favourites that never really seem to go away - and the focus at the moment is firmly on Boho style dresses. Fun, feminine and easy to wear, this 70s-inspired style never truly dates, and the best bit? Almost every woman already has at least one of the styles hidden in her wardrobe...
Seen on the A/W16 catwalks thanks to the likes of Diane von Furstenberg, Etro and Burberry, this wearable style won't be going away any time soon. As we prepare to move into a new season and embrace the autumn trends, this trans-seasonal style will work with everything from summer sandals to autumn boots. Time to dig into the depths of your wardrobe to find that realiable floaty dress again...
So, how do you style the trend? It all depends on your personal preference, as demonstrated above. Kate Moss is the Queen of rock'n'Roll Boho style - but she's not the only Kate who's proved herself to be a fan of the style of late. The Duchess of Cambridge was also spotted wearing a Topshop dress earlier this year during her Royal Tour of India. Both styled theirs very differently: Kate opted for a bright pattern, sheer fabric and velvet accessories, while Catherine kept it demure with a hair bun and simple wedge heels.
Need some inspiration? We've picked out some of the best styles to shop now, just in case you're tempted to add one more of fashion's favourite dress to your collection...
Embroidery is one of the biggest trends for the season ahead, so get in there early with this stunning midi dress. With a comfortable and flattering elasticated waistband and cuff detailing, t'll work for almost any occasion this autumn.
Go Grecian with a floaty smock-style dress. This ivory and red one screams summer, and will look gorgeous with tan accessories and flat sandals. Wear it here in the UK with a denim jacket and ankle boots.
Continuing the holiday theme, it doesn't get more summery than this off-the-shoulder dress in a bright red hue. At just £12.99, this bargain buy is a no-brainer.
Embrace the 70s with this stunning silk-chiffon dress from Paul & Joe. With flattering sheer sleeves and a vintage style high neck, all you need to finish the look is a pair of heeled ankle boots and a faux fur gilet.
Kimono sleeves and a handkerchief hem make this dress so versatile - and flattering. Wear with flat sandals for ultimate comfort, and be sure to keep the rest of you look simple (although some fringed accessories wouldn't go amiss!)
A maxi dress is the ultimate figure-fixer. Wear this autumn-ready style with suede accessories and comfy flats.
If a floaty floral Boho dress feels like too much of a step away from your usual feminine styles, try this drape tea dress to embrace the trend without leaving your comfort zone. Add some embellished accessories and you've got the look down to a T.
Abigail Malbon is a journalist who has written for the likes of CN Traveller, Evening Standard, Red and Cosmopolitan. She likes pina coladas and exploring new places.
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