In the newest collections there are tailored trouser suits, floaty separates with palazzo pants, all-in-ones, and short-shorts on show beneath a layer of lace. No question, the legs have it!
RRP £1,300 | herveparis.com | +31 854 899278
Designer Mireille Bleines is the creative force behind the reinvented Herve label, and brings French style to her new collection by mixing sharp silhouettes with soft detailing. Her trouser suit is gorgeous with and without the jacket.
RRP £1,800 | alanhannah.co.uk | +44 (0)20 8804 1444
‘Una’ features detail and then more detail, from the keyhole neck to expose a hint of cleavage, to off-the-shoulders billowing sleeves that create a high halter, to the rows of beads. Marguerite – you’ve done it again!
RRP £2,695 | suzanneneville.com | +44 (0)1483 533209
The perfect little suit, immaculately cut in fine Italian crepe, carries all the handwriting of its designer who understands contouring better than anyone. The shawl collared jacket is waisted, and carries embroidered motifs.
JAZZ BY MODECA
RRP £1,350 | modeca.com | +44 (0)7962 226543
Going the separates route, Dutch house Modeca gives plenty of options. The wide leg chiffon Chambort pants can be teamed up with a whole range of tops, from little lacey vests to lace and tulle illusion-sleeved formals.
JUSTIN ALEXANDER SIGNATURE
RRP £2,859 | jasignature.com | +44 (0)1908 615599
Bet you never put ‘romper’ and ‘style’ in the same sentence. Justin Alexander is proof that is works! This geometric lace number with its detachable train turns fun into high fashion, coming in ivory, silver and nude.
ENCHANTING BY MON CHERI
RRP £594-£660 | mon-cheri.co.uk | +44 (0)1954 232102
Here’s a soft, flowing jump suit with a plunge back, deep V-front and halterneck, and pockets. Finally, it’s topped with a see-through cape in feather-light chiffon. Diamond white is the colour, with stretch crepe being the form-fitting fabric.