What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL chooses trendy embroideries to give your step a lift

What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL chooses original embroideries to put a spring in your step when the weather warms up

  • Dinah Van Tulleken shares tips on how to dress for the changing seasons
  • The British style editor says it’s time to add some color to our wardrobes
  • Here, Dinah reveals a selection of the best high street items for spring


Despite the cold, we can feel spring in the air. When it comes to your wardrobe, it’s time to add a little color, a little fun – and this season the best way to lighten up is with embroidery. Whether it’s sprucing up shoes, jeans or a t-shirt, this look is all about giving everyday items a touch of luxury.


That doesn’t mean you have to go broke. Hand embroidered pieces are understandably expensive, but modern machine embroidery is both good quality and low cost and there is plenty to choose from.

Dinah Van Tulleken shares tips on how to dress for the changing seasons. Pictured: Pictured: Jacket, £159, east.co.uk; t-shirt, £12.50, marksand spencer.com; jeans, £24.99, hm.com; loafers, £195, russellandbromley.co.uk


I’m wearing an East trendy lightweight jacket that I love: it’s bold without being garish. Its boxy shape lets you wear it with everything, even over that sweater you still need in March. At £159 it’s not cheap, but it’s 100% cotton and produced by artisans in India. If you’re looking for something a little more understated, and significantly more affordable, look to Boden, who have decorated most of their new range with delicate stitching. There are blouses with floral collars, sweaters covered in berries, T-shirts with delicate birds, the list goes on…


If you don’t feel like bold primary colors and pretty floral prints, then Jigsaw has a very monochromatic, kaftan-esque dress. Designs like this are always popular with fashion and this one, with its voluminous sleeves and tie waist, is understated and elegant. Embroidery for adults.