It’s Italian again - and no, we don’t mean takeaway pizza for the third night running, but rather the Mediterranean delights in this collection from Marella. Defined by feminine elegance and classic cuts, the pieces on show here are striking yet super wearable.
Understated elegance is a key feature in this range from Marella. Easily matched, staple colours pop up throughout, such as creams, greys, navy blues and blacks. Monochrome at-the-knee dresses with a slim (but not tight) fit and straight hemlines are an office-appropriate look with black kitten heels or flats. Classic, round-neck woollen jumpers are a wardrobe must-have - look for subtle ribbing at the neckline and cuffs, as well as side slits that fall from your figure in flattering lines. Trousers from Marella are high-waisted and cut off above the ankles. Boost the leg-lengthening effect with tall stilettos. Wide maxi skirts add volume to your silhouette, so should be balanced out with a tight-fitting T-shirt.
Whether you’re trying to go undercover in a pack of Dalmatians, or you just like the look, the black and white polka-dot styles in this range from Marella could be for you. Not partial to a dot? Horizontal and vertical stripes also feature, or if you prefer more organic shapes, keep an eye out for floral patterns, often in striking contrasts. A-line skirts with knife pleating give a swish and shimmer to every step, while bold box pleats say luxurious lengths of fabric. Scooped hemlines, hanging ties and sheer sections are all artful, feminine flourishes - perfectly amplified with costume jewellery or glittery heels. Bardot-style shoulders, translucent mesh layers and deep v-necks all add sultry, sneak-peak appeal.