What to cook tonight: vegan tofu stir-fry
What to cook tonight: vegan tofu stir-fry

Meg Walker

How do we explain to our daughters that we live in a world of don’ts?
How do we explain to our daughters that we live in a world of don’ts?

Amanda Cassidy

Here’s why your mam keeps telling you to do the Lotto this weekend
Here’s why your mam keeps telling you to do the Lotto this weekend

Sarah Finnan

Ready to make skincare a priority this year? Start with this powerful range
Ready to make skincare a priority this year? Start with this powerful range

IMAGE

5 inspirational books perfect for reading with your little ones
5 inspirational books perfect for reading with your little ones

Jennifer McShane

‘Your Golden Girls are like soul sisters – you’ll see their heart-wrenching sobs and their belly laughs’
‘Your Golden Girls are like soul sisters – you’ll see their heart-wrenching sobs and their...

Leonie Corcoran

Planning a kitchen renovation? Here are some Irish kitchens for inspiration
Planning a kitchen renovation? Here are some Irish kitchens for inspiration

Marlene Wessels

Cancel culture: ‘Where do we draw the line between opposing views and mob mentality?’
Cancel culture: ‘Where do we draw the line between opposing views and mob mentality?’

Amanda Cassidy

A relationship counsellor’s take on the ‘living apart together’ trend
A relationship counsellor’s take on the ‘living apart together’ trend

Amanda Cassidy

Attending multiple weddings this year? How to save money as a guest
Attending multiple weddings this year? How to save money as a guest

Jennifer McShane

Image / Fashion

5 Dresses That Nail The New-Season Print Trend


By IMAGE
04th Sep 2017
5 Dresses That Nail The New-Season Print Trend

There are some trends that, I’ll admit, should be left to the confident dressers; the more fashion-adept among us.

Yes I’m looking at you PVC trousers; over-the-knee sock boots, and corset tops worn over tees. However, there is one trend that, while initially seems daunting, once mastered, can fool even the most stylish onlooker into believing that you’ve got it all – sartorially, that is – figured out: I’m talking about print-on-print.

Mixing patterns like a pro is not doubt a tricky trend to pull off and even the mere thought can seem like overkill?? What print works with what? Am I getting the balance right? Is this too much, or is my ensemble simply clashing? But worry no more, as – luckily for us – the high-street has caught on to this conundrum and come up with a remedy to solve all of our problems: enter the mixed-print dress, a one-piece style solution that does all the work, so you don’t have to.

And while there are a just a number of shops that have, so far, taken on the trend, with endorsements from designers such as Mother of Pearl, Isabel Marant and Celine on the catwalks?this season, you can expect this style?to dominate the high street over the coming months.

Zara (as expected) is one of the high-street pioneers of mix-print wares, splashing solid blocks of colour across dresses with complementary florals for a contemporary take, and?pairing print-of-the-moment polka dots with intricate botanicals for a playful approach with a sophisticated twist.

Topshop mixes monotone prints for an interpretation more suited to the minimalists, as fellow London brand Finery goes all in on florals for a?truly romantic spin that is perfect for that upcoming special event, and?guarantees’maximum impact with minimum?effort. You can thank us for the compliments later.

Shop our edit below of the best mixed-print dresses to buy now.

Combined asymmetric dress, €89.95 at Zara

Spot and stripe wrap dress, €72 at Topshop

Mixed rose print dress, €199 at Finery London

Floral and polka dot patchwork dress, €59.95 at Zara

Multicoloured printed wrap dress, €135 at Finery London

WORDS BY: HANNAH GRIMES