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Can We Lesser Mortals wear tropical florals without seeing flash backs of Hawaii Five O and Fantasy Island!!

The trouble with all these retro fashions, is, a lot of us, have worn them first time round….which is quite off putting, and you don’t want people to mistakenly think you are off to a fancy dress party! Of course, times change and fashions become more subtle (although you try telling that to the rather large lady I saw the other day in fluorescent hot pants!) So yes, whether you are 30, 40, 50 or 60, then I think there is something for everyone. If you are a more cautious lady, then choose a more subtle print, or maybe accessories, and team it with plainer items. If you wear the whole lot together, then don’t blame me if you find parrots nesting in your bee hive…..

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  1. Flowy wide leg trouser with leaf print. Zara. £29.99. 100%polyester. Sizes XS-XL. Not for the faint hearted, but will suit pear shapes as these trousers flow over your hips. Great for holidays, as lovely and cool, and won’t crease like linen, in your suitcase. Wear with a plain bomber jacket and heels.
  2. Kin print racer vest top. £69. Reiss. Size XS -L . Lyocell jersey fabric.  Can be dressed up or down with jeans, or white smart trousers, and plain skirts. Suits boyish figures best.
  3. Tropical palm print cami. Warehouse. £22. 100% polyester. Size 6-18. Again won’t crush in your bag, and won’t be sweaty in summer, as light and flowing. Suits flatter chests due to the thin straps.
  4. Tropical leaf trousers. Ben de Lisi at Principles. Was £35 now £28. Sizes 8-20. Cotton elastane mix. Machine washable. Slim fitting, so will suit top heavy ladies with slimmer bottom halves.

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  1. Palm print georgette jumper. £85 Karen Millen. 100% rayon. Hand washable. Sizes 1-4. Very light weight, so it is ideal if you want to cover your arms. Suits pears and boyish shapes.
  2. Tropical print shift dress. £160. Karen Millen Polyamide elastane. Dry clean. Sizes 6-16. The black darts at the waist-line create curves, so good for boyish and hourglass figures.
  3. Tropical Zara shift dress. £45.99. 100% polyester. Hands washable. Perfect for apple shapes, and bingo wings!
  4. Scorpio star smart wedge sandals. Clarkes. £49.99. Sizes 3-8 including half sizes and D and E width fittings. Leather uppers and cushion soft soles. All the reviews, say “feel like slippers”. These help balance out chunky legs.

If you need any help working out what to wear these with, feel free to comment.

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Further reading:

Tropical prints continue into AW2014: write on trend

Tropical prints are taking over this summer: Fashion tag

tropical fashion trend this summer: the Express.

 

 

 

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Camouflage has made an appearance on the catwalks for Autumn Winter 2013, and River Island commissioned Rihanna to design a range for them. Perhaps this should be a warning to We Lesser Mortals…..since most of us are fully aware that we will a) never look like Rihanna b) Don’t want to either, as we said good bye to our 20’s some time ago and our bottoms have long since passed the stage of twerking!! Maybe it should be a warning, as I notice River Island has reduced the range! Anyway, there are some nice subtle pieces out in the stores, which I feel a Lesser Mortal can we can wear with pride and without fear of being laughed at!!!

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  1. Leopard print dress. Karen Millen £160 Manmade fibres with elastane. Dry Clean only. Nice for an hour glass figure and fab for going out in the evening or wearing knee length boots.
  2. Print blazer. Next item 894385 £60 man made. Goes up to large sizes. This jacket will be great either in an office environment, over shiny jeans for going out in, or even an LBD!!! Very versatile and a great price.
  3. Sequin dress Next item 873406 £65. This is a polyester elastane fabric mix. It is available in petite(5’3′) and tall (5’10) as well as regular sizes. It will not fit very well if you are very hippy, but apart from that, will look fab over opaque tights, which of course, We Lesser Mortals love……

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  1. Camouflage jeans Karen Millen £85. Machine Washable. Since most of We Lesser Mortals have embraced skinnies, either with a long top to disguise hips, or with shorter tops and jumpers, these jeans are very wearable. I suggest you always wear a heel, or you may look like GI Jane (or at least never wear flat lace up boots)
  2. Camo jacquard pencil skirt Topshop £38. Polyester cotton and machine washable. As I have mentioned before, pencil skirts are very wearable, whatever your shape is. I think this will look great with opaques, knee length boots and a chunky jumper, or fine gauge kit and a blazer.
  3. MOTO cam print tencel joggers. Topshop.£45 100% Lyocell. For those Lesser Mortals who don’t like clingy trousers, these are ideal for a looser fitting trousers, in a nice floppy fabric. They will be very comfortable, and should be teamed with a brogue, pump or heel. As they are drawstring, a slightly longer top may look better for muffin tops!! I also like the fact they are blue.

All in all, there wasn’t huge amount of camouflage in the shops, so it’s not a massive trend, but may appeal to those Lesser Mortals who don’t like to look too girly.

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