Roll out the brocade and fling on the costume jewellery, this season’s biggest trend is Baroque.
From Giles to Gucci, Moschino to Marni, the catwalks were all about rich, gold-shot fabrics, opulent prints and mahoosive gem stones, straight outta Rome circa the 17th century.
Vivienne Westwood was all over baroque before you were born so if you can afford one of her dresses you’ll be something of a trend-leader. This season the Anglomania Gabion dress, with its gold wallpaper style print (our Viv calls it Prosperity Print) and full skirt evokes all those images of buxom Italian artist’s muses nicely.
Her Saloon print dress, with its slinky fit, is a more modern nod to the trend.
If £310 is out of range, this Topshop body-con number rocks a nice baroque print; while the more traditionally cut Asos Dolly dress comes in a black and gold pattern and is totally chest-heavingly gorgeous.
As you’d expect, OTT-print-devotee River Island is all over the trend aswell with drops of baroque inspired prints and heavy sequin dresses due on the run up to Christmas. This really cool glit-knit cardigan (yes, we just coined that term) is already online at £40.
If you don’t fancy referencing your nan’s curtains in your clothing choices, there’s plenty of baroque style jewellery on the high street. Think big, elaborate and dangly, like these earrings from Dotty P’s.
Men don’t get out of it either; we love this swirly leaf print top from Asos, which, let’s face it, would look pretty rad worn by a woman, paired with a pencil skirt, too.
It’s only baroque and roll, but we like it.