If you want an idea of what safe, classic trends, it always pays to look towards the Middletons, as all the women in this family avoid loud gimmicks and favour crowd-pleasing basics. In the heat, Kate, Pippa and Carole all turn to one British summertime staple: broderie anglaise. White broderie anglaise dresses have long been the established uniform at Wimbledon and Henley (along with wedge espadrilles and straw hats); however, this cutout lace is also appearing in more daring forms this year.
Pippa Middleton wearing a broderie anglaise dress.
Brands like Zimmermann, Ganni and A.W.A.K.E Mode have put their own unique spin on broderie, with citrus colours, floral prints and statement silhouettes. Many high-street brands have followed suit and shown that this can be made into so much more than a white pretty dress. ASOS, in particular, have got behind this trend, with puff-sleeved maxi dresses and pretty camisoles leading to a surge in sales ahead of summer.