Embroidery has proved that its relevance extends far beyond the warmer months of the year, with intricate needlework making its mark on the twilight-toned designs of the new season. From statement co-ords to hero blouses and knitwear, we explore how to wear embroidery for AW17, and show you how to style the trend with the key pieces from your wardrobe.
1. The Embroidered Blouse
Effortless and easy to style, the embroidered blouse offers an easy way into the trend. Introduce it into your AW17 line-up with this navy frilled style, designed with a high neckline and semi-sheer sleeves. Team it with black coated skinny jeans and block-heeled ankle boots, adding the finishing touch with a leather cross-body bag.
2. The Embroidered Dress
Embroidery has the power to transform simple silhouettes into bold hero pieces – and this dress is perfect proof. Stand out all season with this sumptuously soft black velvet midi, ornamented with embroidered motifs in muted greens, pinks and blues, and finished with tassel details.
3. The Embroidered Jacket
Statement jackets are the simplest – and most effective – way to elevate an outfit, no matter the occasion. Reinvent the trophy trend with a rose-embroidered design in black, styling it with a simple cami and slim-fit trousers for evenings out. Accessorise the look with velvet court shoes (loved by the fashion editors at Grazia) and a classic clutch, both in black.
4. The Embroidered Knit
Knitwear moves beyond the basics this season, with artful embroideries elevating the cold weather heroes of our autumn/winter wardrobes. Immerse yourself in the trend with this floral-embroidered piece in soft ivory, detailed with a ruffled bib on the neckline. Wear yours with denim.
5. The Embroidered Co-Ords
Those in favour of optimum drama for after-dark invites should look no further than statement co-ords. Create the perfect match with this black ruffled blouse and co-ordinating midi skirt, both embroidered with beautiful red roses. Keep the rest of the look understated with a black velvet clutch bag and platform heels.