Embroidery Is Back: Here's How To Wear It

embroidery trend

Embroidery is everywhere this season, from intricate party dresses to eye-catching clutch bags and embracing the trend is now easier than ever!

The key to wearing embroidery is investing in pieces that can work all year round - so they won't date by next season. Plain shirts, clutch bags, heels and party dresses are a great way of doing this as they're items that can be used throughout the year.

There are some great pieces that embrace the embroidery trend this season, in particular high street retailers Zara and Next have truly upped their game with this trend, with a whole selection of beautiful embroidered pieces to suit every taste and style.

If you're still not sure about the trend, there's also more subtle items for you to try, so you can have taster of the trend and decide if you want to pursue more pieces.

Here's our edit of the best pieces around at the moment, that both embrace the embroidery trend and that will also work through this winter and into next year.

Embroidered Poplin Shirt, £25.99, Zara

This sky blue shirt is incredibly versatile and will also work all year round. Smarten it up and pair it with black tailored trousers or a pencil skirt for an alternative workwear look, or wear it with skinny black jeans and boots for a feminine evening look.

Flower Embroidered Dress, £199, Karen Millen

A great alternative to your LBD, this gorgeous floral embroidered dress is great for a wide range of occasions and events.

Mirror Embroidered Bag, £29.99, Zara

This velvet bag with embroidery and mirrors on is great for both daytime and evening looks! This bag has a boohoo, vintage feel and will work throughout the winter and into next spring as well! Corded Embroidery Lace Shift Dress, £260.00,Gina Bacconi

This eye-catching embroidered lace dress is perfect for occasions and parties. A great alternative to a LBD, this stunning textured dress is ideal paired with simple heels and a glitzy clutch bag.

Short Sleeve Embroidered Floral T-shirt, £25, M&S

This embroidered top is a great way of embracing the look if you're new to the trend and it's very easy to style. Simply pair it with jeans and some trainers for a dressed-down look that's bang on trend!

Black Embroidered Floral Dress, £95, Next

This floral dress is a great example of how the trend can work through the seasons. The black background colour of this dress means it works in autumn and winter either as a day or night look, by teaming it with boots and tights. Alternatively when spring approaches you can wear it as a party dress with scrappy black heels and a bright coloured clutch.

Karlie Embroidered Suede Pumps, £484, Aquazzura at Net-A-Porter

These colourful shoes have a romantic and delicate feel about them, the chunky block heel makes them easy to walk in, plus is another key trend this A/W! These versatile, ultra-feminine shoes work all year around and are perfect for adding extra interest to an outfit.

Embroidered Checked Top, £29.99, Zara

The contrasting red embroidery on the blue and white gingham top gives this top an extra feminine feel. Pair this top with wide leg trousers and boots for a winning autumnal look, plus the gingham print works all year round so you can keep on wearing it through into next season.

White Rose Embroidered Long Sleeve Shirt, £19.99, New Look

The fail-safe white shirt has an up-to-date twist with the simple embroidered floral print. Perfect for workwear or an effortless casual look if you team it with jeans and boots.

The Duchess Hardcase Bag, £45.00, Accessorize

This bohemian inspired embroidered bag features flowers and sequins and is the perfect accompaniment to a block colour party dress.

Samantha Rnic

Samantha Rnic is a fashion stylist and writer from Colchester. She has worked for titles such as Grazia, The Sun and Look magazine. She is currently studio bookings manager at Matches Fashion.