French Connection has long been a favourite on the British High Street, thanks to season after season of reliably gorgeous collections providing us with high quality clothes which combine classic styles with a twist of current trends.
At a time when the purse strings are being tightened and it’s tempting to buy cheaper clothes to save money in the short term, French Connection are one of the brands who are doing a fabulous job of thinking ‘long-term’ and putting quality first, so that each item you buy from them is an investment, and will not only last this season, but the next, and the next…
With this in mind, we think that French Connection have certainly hit the mark with the new Autumn Winter collection; not only is it full of beautiful styles, prints and colours, but it is a collection filled with versatile, high quality pieces that will see you through from day to night, and from season to season.
Their selection of printed dresses are ideal for day to night outfits, wear with cute flats and a large tote bag for day time chic style, then dress up for night by changing into some killer heels and adding some glam jewellery and a clutch bag. Some of our favourite styles include this Cheetah Stretch dress, which is given a slightly sexy edge by the low neckline and on-trend animal print, but the long sleeves and padded shoulders tone it down for day and let the dress do just enough talking.
If animal print’s not your thing, this Rodeo Flower dress has all the same benefits but in a pretty floral print, plus it’s a gorgeous choice for all shapes and sizes thanks to the flattering draped neckline and skirt.
If you’re looking for something that sits right on the border between office and bar, this Pendragon dress is the one for you. The print is subtly inspired by the animal print trend, while the scoop neck, cap sleeves and pleated waist detail give it a tailored feel which makes it worthy of any boardroom meeting, especially when teamed with this classic crepe jacket. Lose the jacket and add the heels and clutch for a glam night out look.
Celebs love French Connection too!
We’re in good company when it comes to our love for this brand. Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend (left), was spotted in this Woodlands Soft Jersey dress and we love how she’s taken a piece from the Autumn collection and made it perfect for summer, with bare legs and a pile of cool silver bangles. Like the Pendragon dress this would look lovely with the crepe jacket and simple black accessories.
LA starlet Rachael Bilson was out and about in a red lace French Connection number last week, yet another style which would see you through from summer to autumn with just the additional of a pair of opaque tights. Lace is huge this season, and so is the colour green, which is why we love this Anna Lace Dress. Simply stunning and a keeper for years to come…typical French Connection!