Fans of old Hollywood musicals may be familiar with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire singing Irving Berlin’s lyric: “In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.”
Styles may have changed since the days of bonnets, but Easter frills are still very much the done thing. Sometimes actual frills, sometimes just a bit of flair – whatever takes a simple top to the next level. And remember that “jeans and a nice top” is going to be your go-to going-out outfit for Spring – all of which means, time to get your frills on, ladies!
Of course, everyone’s high street favourite for bang-on-trend fashions, River Island, is at the forefront for Spring, with loads of feminine, funky – and yes – frilly tops to see you through the Easter hols, and beyond. And you can get them right here at Littlewoods.
First up is the Frill Drawstring Top, in a beautiful Spring-like shade of robin’s egg blue. With the ruched yoke, draped fabric cascading from the shoulder, and drawstring sleeves, its stylish embellishments work in perfect harmony with the serene colour. It’ll work just as well with a pencil skirt as it will with faded patchwork crop jeans.
The Frill Sleeve Top in White is minimalist perfect, amped up just enough to make it dressy. The frills feature subtly around the half-sleeve, while a deep V neck and ribbon at the back provide loads of visual interest. Understated and elegant, this is an ideal top for dressing up or down as the occasion (or your mood) suits.
A tradition symbol of Easter – and of Spring – is of course the bird. River Island’s take is to combine a classic blue-striped shirt and overlay it with a fabulous bird print, with a splash of florals for good measure. We love how this shirt takes two classic motifs and creates a mashup that looks fresh, new, and now.
The one drawback of frills, embellishments, and prints is that petite sizes can sometimes be overwhelmed by too much detail. Fear not, our petite sweets! It’s River Island to the rescue, of course, with two tops that are perfectly proportioned to flatter the diminutive damsel. RI Petite understand that it’s not just about smaller sizes, but about designing shapes and silhouettes that truly flatter your frame.
The RI Petite Frill Sleeve Floral Top pairs a stunning pattern set against a neutral background, with a frill at to the bottom of the sleeve. A feminine bow at the back creates a demure show of skin, while adding that extra bit of flair. The frill sleeve also features in a pale pink knit top and elevates it to a masterpiece of minimalism. This one will become an absolute staple of your wardrobe, we’re guessing.
For a peek at our huge River Island range – including men’s and kids’ fashion, jewellery and beauty – pop on over to the RI shop on the Littlewoods website today!