Alexa Chung Is Making Us Revisit the Dress We All Wanted In the '90s

Emma Spedding

This week, Alexa Chung launched her fashion brand, and one of the key pieces our team wants from the line is a blue brocade minidress with a mandarin collar and pearl detailing. For some background, Alexa's website explains the history of this dress style: "The cheongsam is a type of body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women, created in Shanghai in the 1920s and favoured by the social elite. History lesson over, this collared dress makes Chinese tradition accessible, current and more importantly stylish." This dress style was a favourite in the '90s and was worn by everyone from Geri Halliwell to Kate Moss to Rachel Green in Friends. More recently, we noticed this as a fresh addition to the street style scene of 2017.

Alexa's dress is about to drop soon, but if you want to buy a similar style right now, Attico created a silk kimono minidress with beautiful embroidery and black trim. If you're working with a high-street budget, Mango and Zara both have versions for under £50.

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