Formalwear meets garden party couture for Topshop Unique’s SS16 collection.
A the bottom of the garden
Gowns that wouldn’t look out of place at the Queen’s garden party traversed the catwalk for Topshop Unique SS16. Fragile peach lace adorned with gems swung out behind models uncovering legs for days. Microscopic florals played throughout along with bell sleeved chiffon numbers your mum would think you looked gorgeous in. It wasn’t a particularly daring collection, but it as beautiful, ladylike and had enough power-suiting thrown in
You’re fit but you… don’t know it
The style was sexy without being obviously so. Curtain patterned florals covered top halves but daring slits were mandatory. Materials were translucent, knits were thrown off the shoulder and leather and leopard print were splashed throughout the entire collection. Topshop Unique looks were for girls who are trying to look like women. Stylish and subtle, although we could argue otherwise regarding the fur. Summer fluff? Not our usual go to but there’s not doubt we’ll be wearing fur now come April along with coordinating sandals too match.
Workwear (that you could never possibly actually wear to work) came in the form of silk shirts unbuttoned to the navel, oversized and tucked into tailored trousers. Blazers were thrown in, to be worn unfastened but tied around the waist with glittered belts for a touch of playfulness amongst all the navy. Grown-up shapes were blended with loud polka prints to stop Topshop’s collection from slipping into the stale.