Erdem, the British designer who makes dresses that a lot of women want to wear, is the talk of the town at present. His spring summer 2011 collection featured floral dresses, shirts and shoes which he interchanges with red or white lace. Read on to find out how to get the runway look for less.
First up, Erdem’s amazing floral prints with scooped or slashed necklines, nipped waists and flattering, nearly a- line hemlines. The Maryiln silk dress (€698, Mytheresa.com) is our favourite, and we’ve found a beautiful reincarnation of it in the form of Olga de Polga’s floral dress at Irish online store Ruby Cotton (€99.99). Wear it now with opaque tights and with bare legs come summer.
Next, Erdem showcased a little red lace dress which has rose to super stardom thanks to the label’s devotees Alexa Chung and Michelle Williams, who were both snapped in it. Our favourite high street way to get this taste of lace is from Marks and Spencers, whose red lace dress cost a mere €145 (available March-May). There’s also a beautiful red lace dress in Topshop right now, which was brought to our attention by fashion blogger Blau von T. Wear it with nude or red shoes; after all, red on red is “oh so now”.
And if florals or red lace just don’t do it for you, then Erdem’s SS11 floral sandals just might be the touch that you need to finish off an outfit. To recreate the look, we recommend Miss Selfridge’s Pink Floral Sandal (€30) – just tie the ribbons to the ankle and you’ve nailed the look.
And finally, Erdem’s little white dresses will have brides to be looking for a short, “non bridal” dress gushing; and for that, there’s no high street substitute, just buy the real thing.
With all these options, we feel a proper garden party coming on.