Style Diary


Contributing Editor of Tatler and stylist to the A-List, Anna Bromilow shares her fashion expertise and styling tips on her weekly Baukjen blog.

A touch of retro glamour – The Adeline Dress

We’re heading up to a very close friend’s wedding in Winchester this afternoon and to attend the warm up drinks set in an idyllic garden in glorious sunshine I have decided to go all Talitha Getty in this beautiful silk Adeline Dress. I love the 70’s vibe in general. I suppose I never like to look like I’ve made too much of an effort and this era is so relaxed, long and lean. I own a million of these style dresses that follow such a simple formula- great fabric that hangs well and doesn’t cling, an elegant plain shape that is short enough to be a little sexy (sometimes I feel the only part of me that is the same post children are my legs), and a fab print. They are so easy to wear and add some strong accessories – you are set. The blouson sleeves are charming and add that vintage vibe- they also stop the dress from being too boxy.

Necklines are so important as they frame the face and I like the casual v of the Adeline Dress because it shows a little skin and doesn’t make the look to matronly or stiff. How gorgeous are these tones together? Warm rust on cold grey- heaven. To really push the 70’s look I’ve worn a stone colour felt hat (that is actually just a hat mould from Mcculloch and Wallis that I’ve never got round to doing anything with). I realise I look identical to my mother in it! She wore something similar on her wedding day in 1972– such an unconventional bridal look that I’ve always loved her for. I’ve then added my favourite gold wide cuff from Philippe Audibert and a crystal chunky statement necklace and cuff – both vintage finds that have copper tones and are staples for dressier evenings out. I feel chilled, a little glammy, a little retro – bring on the bubbly.