The Embroidery Trend Is Back: Here’s How To Wear It

Embroidery is everywhere this season, from intricate party dresses to eye-catching clutch bags, embracing the embroidery trend is now easier than ever!

The key to wearing embroidery is investing in pieces that can work all year round – so they won’t date by next season. Plain shirts, clutch bags, heels and party dresses are a great way of doing this as these items can be used throughout the year.

There are some great pieces that embrace the embroidery trend this season. In particular retailers like Zara and Next, have truly upped their game with this trend, with a whole selection of beautiful embroidered pieces to suit every taste and style.

If you’re still not sure about the embroidery trend, there’s also more subtle items for you to try, so you can have a taste of the trend and decide if you want to purchase more pieces.

Here’s our edit of the best pieces around at the moment, that both embrace the embroidery trend and that will also work through this winter and into next year…

Embroidered shirt dress, Quiz

Embroidered Shirt dress, R387, Quiz at Next
This black shirt dress is an embroidery trend must-have. It’s incredibly versatile and will also work all year round.

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Black detailed dress, Ted Baker

Black Detailed Dress, R6 499, Ted Baker
This gorgeous floral embroidered dress is great for a wide range of occasions and events adding a flash of colour to the old faithful black dress.

Mirror embroidered bag, Zara

Mirror Embroidered Bag, R559, Zara
This velvet bag with embroidery and mirror details is great for both daytime and evening looks! It has a boho, vintage feel and will work throughout winter and into next spring as well!

Embroidery bodycon dress, Next

Cobalt Embroidery Bodycon Dress, from R1 048, Next
This eye-catching embroidered dress is perfect for occasions and parties. A great alternative to an LBD, you can pair this stunning textured dress with simple heels and a glitzy clutch bag.

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Embroidered floral top, Superbalist

Short Sleeve Embroidered Floral Top, R549, Superbalist
This embroidered top is a great way of embracing the look if you’re new to the trend and it’s easy to style. Simply pair it with jeans and some trainers for a dressed-down look that’s bang on trend!

Embroidered floral dress, Lipsy

Black Embroidered Floral Dress, R802, Lipsy at Next
This floral dress is a great example of how the embroidery trend can work through the seasons. The black background colour of this dress means it works in autumn and winter either as a day or night look, by teaming it with boots and tights. Alternatively, when spring approaches you can wear it as a party dress with strappy black heels and a bright coloured clutch.

Faux suede sandals, Quiz

Embroidered Black Faux Suede sandals, R616, Quiz at Bay One for Africa
These colourful shoes have a romantic and delicate feel about them. The chunky block heel makes them easy to walk in, plus it’s another key trend this A/W! These versatile, ultra-feminine shoes work all year around and are perfect for adding extra interest to an outfit.

Embroidered pinstripe shirt, Mango

Embroidered pinstripe shirt, R258, Mango
The contrasting colourful embroidery on the blue and white gives this top an extra feminine feel. Pair this top with wide leg trousers and boots for a winning autumnal look, plus the print works all year round so you can keep on wearing it through into next season.

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Embroidered long-sleeve shirt, Zara

White Embroidered Long Sleeve Shirt, R629, Zara
The fail-safe white shirt has an up-to-date twist with this embroidered floral print. Perfect for workwear or an effortless casual look if you team it with jeans and boots.

Embroidered bag, Accessorize

Tangier Embroidered Bag R899, Accessorize
This bohemian inspired embroidered bag is the perfect accompaniment to a block colour party dress.

By Fashion editor, Ashleigh van der Westhuizen
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