Editor’s Pick: Simi’s Trendy Suedette Dress
If there’s one fashion era making its presence felt time and again, it’s the 70s. Design houses across the globe have interpreted 70s fashion through various terms like vintage-inspired, boho chic, and more. In fact, we seem to be absorbing key styles from this era without wanting it to fade away anytime soon.
One major trend that has resurrected over the years is suede. After being incorporated in the 2015 runway creations for designers such as Jason Wu, Ralph Lauren, Derek Lam, Tibi and more, wearable versions of suede made appearances on the Spring Summer 2016 Paris runway at Balmain, Prada, and Jonathan Saunders. Clearly, we’re not done with suede yet. And rightly so, as it is super chic despite its simplicity. With boho written all over it, one may think of suede as a difficult fabric to pull off in an everyday ensemble. When teamed right, it adds major chicness to an average look.
Nonetheless, the question that arises is whether the fabric can be worked during an Indian summer. I’d say no. Unless it’s extremely lightweight and specifically designed to look (and feel) summer-appropriate, suede is best worked in fall. Then how does one incorporate it in summer? The answer to this is suedette, a fabric made out of cotton or rayon that has the texture of suede.
New Look Petite Seam Detail Suedette Tunic Dress
In my quest for this week’s pick, I came across this navy blue suedette tunic dress by New Look. It’s a simple piece with no detailing whatsoever apart from twin pockets on the front. Lightweight and soft (as it is made out of cotton,) this is a perfect suede-equivalent garment that’s summer-appropriate. Channel that 70s vibe by teaming it with a pair of mules and a saddlebag. Had enough of the boho look and want to ditch it for a sporty one? Accessorise the dress with a pair of sneakers.