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Liberty X Barbour


Again, apologies for the lack of posting, things are just go go go at the moment. With two weeks off between jobs I thought I’d get lots of these half finished posts up, but alas, I’m now frantically looking for somewhere to live and trying to pack up my ridiculous amount of belongings. Oh, and I put a few bits on eBay. So…

As far as wardrobe staples go, I’ll let you into a secret, I’m not very loyal. There are only a few things I own which are more than a few seasons old, and my sartorial choices are often trend led rather than classics, although I intend to embrace them when I’m older. However, there is one piece that saves my outfit on a regular basis, my Barbour.

Lightweight, waterproof and on trend, it is the perfect coat for a British summer, and yes, a classic. However, the mecca of giving classics a girly twist, Liberty, have gone and done it again. With pretty floral prints lining the Beadnell and Sapper it will actually be possible to look summery and dry at the same time without reducing yourself to wearing plastic. In the name of research (and err, because I’m buying one) I tried a few on, and fell in love with British heritage all over again. Just make sure you turn up the sleeves for that extra touch!

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Liberty Prints SS11

When it comes to designing fabrics they don’t come more beautiful that Liberty’s. Their Spring Summer 2011 collection features collaborations with award-winning illustrators such as Lauren Child and David McKee who wrote children’s classics such as Clarice Bean and Elmer. In addition to this there are pieces from up and coming illustrators, so imagine fun and fresh prints on luxe fabrics to brighten up your room this spring.

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites:

SS11 Trend: Pleats

Recently, maybe because it’s two degrees warmer, or maybe because I’m getting a bit bored of winter, I have found myself longing for the chance to wear flowing clothes. As I am trying to avoid the whole boho vibe (I tried, I failed, I’m just too clean a person) flowing clothes aren’t too easy to find, however I seem to have found salvation in pleats.

That neat little detailing is cropping up on garments everywhere, with the high street incorporating them into trousers, shirts, skirts and dresses they are an elegant update that will still leave you with that free feeling. Now whilst I’ve only put a few items from them, I recommend you head to the ASOS and Topshop websites for more pleated beauties.

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites:

ASOS Pleated Bust Jumpsuit – £50

ASOS Pleated Sleeveless Maxi Dress – £65

Love Label One Shoulder Pleated Dress – £48

Motel Sally Pleated Skirt -£12

Peacocks Ladies Pleated Skirt – £18

Purple at Dorothy Perkins Pleat One Sleeve Dress – £38

Theory at Liberty Fuchsia One Shoulder Pleated Dress – £152 (was £380)

Robbie Bee at TK Maxx Pleated Dress – £19

Topshop Pleat Collar Blouse – £38

Topshop Tobacco Pleated Wide Leg Trousers – £48