Romantic heroine?

It’s hard to imagine floating about in billowing chiffon, and lace when the weather outside is pouring rain and blowing a hoolie. But we think the romantic heroine look is adaptable.

Wuthering Heights’ Cathy was out on the Yorkshire moors was she not? And we bet that wasn’t warm! So, channel your inner Cathy, and search for your Heathcliff in this spring trend that is going to be huge.

The romantic heroine look means white, pastels, chiffon, lace, pretty florals, and flouncy, floaty styles. Ruffles, trims, that sort of thing.

But it doesn’t have to be ALL of those things. You can just take litlte bits of this look and work it that way, if that suits your style.

One way to easily buy into this trend is with a simple white or cream top. As long as features chiffon, or lace, or has a Victoriana feel to it, you are romantic heroine sorted!

romantic heroine cream topsClockwise, from top left: Lace stripe top, £17.99, H&M, long sleeve Victorian style blouse, £24 BHS, lace trim sleeves T-shirt, £22, JOY, lace panel floaty blouse, £75, French Connection, lace top, £49, Edition by Giles @ Debenhams, lace print top, £29.99, New Look.

Romantic heroine doesn’t just mean white or bog-standard pastels though. Grey works so well in this trend. Choose greys, mixed with whites and pale blues for a gorgeous sultry, cool palette. And add a  bit of sequin sparkle for fun.

romantic heroine fourClockwise, from top left: grey chiffon dress, £24.99, H&M, blue feather clutch, £60, No1 by Jenny Packham @ Debenhams, white drop waist dress, £22.99, New Look, grey sandals, £59.95, White Stuff, sequin cami, £45, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, lace trim shorts, £17.99, New Look

A gorgeous dress makes this look. Or even a slip worn as a dress in a nod to 90s grunge. White, maxi, midi, lace, or chiffon with textured accessories.

romantic heroine fiveClockwise, from top left: Pink lace detail nightdress, £25, The Collection @ Debenhams, lace shift dress, £40, BHS, white maxi dress, £250, French Connection, lace laser cut dress, £39.99, New Look, fluffy pink clutch, £65, French Connection, lace platforms, £29.99, H&M

Romantic heroine needn’t be flouncy – keep it simple and sophisticated for a summer office or wedding look with simple separates in muted hues.

romantic heroine twoClockwise, from top left: Lace cardigan, £35, BHS, pastel shopper, £45, White Stuff, pink mesh stripe midi skirt, £24.99, New Look, laser cut sandals, £29.99, New Look, floral skirt, £45, JOY

Mix florals with lace patterns for a double romantic heroine whammy! We love this lace print coat from John Rocha for Debenhams.

romantic heroine threeClockwise, from top left: Lace coat, £85, Rocha.John Rocha @ Debenhams, floral pencil skirt, £17.99, New Look, floral clutch, £19.99, New Look, floral top, £17.99, New Look

Florals, plain pastels or lace fabrics – in big, blousy floaty styles – what’s not to love?

romantic heroine sixClockwise, from top left: Floral strappy dress, 24.99, New Look, peach blouse, £29.99, H&M, pink lace dress, £29.99, H&M, blue blouse, £tbc, BHS, lace clutch, £25, BHS, yellow shoes, £18.99, New Look


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