Blaze a trail with a blazer dress: A firm favourite of the Duchess of Sussex, they are suddenly all the rage… and they’re more wearable than you think, writes ROSIE GREEN
- This summer’s trend – the blazer dress – is a favourite of the Duchess of Sussex
- First made fashionable in the 1960s, it has seen a resurgence in recent years
- Wear with flats during the day and sky scraper heels at night for the chic look
No, I haven’t forgotten my trousers. This is a blazer dress. And it’s summer’s slicker, sharper and, dare I say it, even chic-er alternative to a maxi.
It’s a style that’s been gathering momentum for a while.
Its origins go back to the 1960s with a story written into fashion lore. It centres on socialite Nan Kempner who was turned away from hip New York restaurant Le Côte Basque for wearing a trouser suit (trousers still being considered too outré for women).
So she removed the bottom half and wore the jacket. And ta-da! The blazer dress was born.
Green sleeveless dress (£53, warehousefashion.com) Perfect for: Dressing up or dressing down; Suits: ‘Rectangular’ body shapes and those who want to show off toned limbs
Yellow suit dress (£159.19, debenhams.com) Perfect for: Grabbing attention at a formal daytime occasion; Suits: Anyone who wants to smooth over a wobbly tummy or arms