‘Prim and Polished’ offers some of the finest feminine clothing available on the high street today.
For those who love vintage style but don’t have the time to scour vintage stores, Topshop’s collection ‘Prim and Polished’ is most definitely for you. Inspired by an array of decades the range boasts a quirky ladylike style that can be worn from summer right through to the autumn/winter 11-12 season. There are hints of post forties war style, nineteen fifties outerwear and nineteen sixties mod style collars and silhouettes.
Repeat ditsy prints appear on capri trousers and sleeveless blouses creating a sophisticated, cute look when teamed with a must have pair of leather brogues or lace heeled ankle boots. It is the finer detail that makes this collection so successful. Of particular note are Peter Pan collars, tiered blouses, delicate pleats, leather trims and novelty knitwear. Small exquisite bows appear in many forms, on gold pocket-watch necklaces, waist belts and hang from the neckline of several sleeveless blouses.
Be sure to contrast your silhouette; wear soft flowing shapes with boxy accessories. Be bold by contrasting your garment fabrics, colours and prints allowing you to really stand out from the crowd.
The collection has been designed in a fairly neutral combination of colours with plentiful amounts of cream, nude and brown, meaning many of these pieces can easily compliment your wardrobe. There are also injections of bold corals, mustards and navy across the range.
Below are some of the best picks from the collection.
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Coral Triple Peter Pan Collar Top – £26.00; Ashford Tan Snaffle Lace Up Ankle Boots – £68.00; Navy Ponte Contrast Swing Coat – £68.00;
Knitted Grey Marl Doberman Motif Jumper – £38.00; Bow And Clock Pendant – £16.50; Ivory Lace Peter Pan Collar Sleeveless Blouse – £26.00.