Behind the Seams: How to get the collared dress look
Each week our fashion producer @amberstyledit answers all your fashion-related queries and questions. If you’re in need of some new-season style advice or simply want to hear more of Amber’s top tips and tricks then drop us an email at email@example.com.
Dear Amber, I love the collared dresses that Holly has recently been wearing on the show. How can I get the look?
Luckily, this cult look is all over the high street and online. If you're looking for a quick fix, there are some really cute dresses with attached collars. Go for a monochrome dress for the ultimate throw-on-and-go, chic outfit.
However, to go get more mileage out of this trend, I love a detachable collar. You can buy them easily from ASOS.com, Topshop, River Island or Oasis (to name a few) and then you can just pop them over any garment you already own.
Whether it's a knitted jumper, a cardigan, a dress or a long sleeve black top it'll look so cute! This is the easiest and most affordable way to buck the trend.
@sarah_barlow wears ASOS collar with Mango dress
Dear Amber, I've got a Zoom party this weekend. What shall I wear?
We get questions like this all the time! I think it's really important to still get dressed up, and feel your best, regardless of whether you're leaving the house. For a Zoom Party at home, I would throw on a comfortable, but smart, dress.
The one I'm wearing in the video is from ASOS. It's a really cute celestial print, smart enough for a Zoom Party but comfy enough to wear for the whole day.
When choosing your dress, make sure it's got a great print, or collar detail, as that is all your friends will be seeing. If you haven't got one of those, a V-neck dress is perfect as it allows for space to pile on the jewellery!
@abimarvel wears dress from Faithfull the Brand
Dear Amber, I've got a virtual interview coming up. What shall I wear?
When you're on a screen, all of the attention is on your top half. Job interviews are intimidating, so make sure you're wearing something that makes you feel confident and empowered.
Pick a memorable blouse that will really make you stand out. Think colour, think print.
First impressions mean so much, so make sure you wear something that'll make them remember you!
@michellemdriscoll wears dress from Omnes
Dear Amber, I love wearing thick cosy knits, but worry they make me look shapeless. Can you give me any styling tricks?
We all love a thick knit! Feeling cosy, safe and warm is key during these weird times. I'm sure you don't look shapeless - we are our own worst critics. However, I'd firstly suggest pairing with skinny jeans/leggings in order to balance out the oversized knit.
If you're not a fan of getting your legs out, don't fear. My second tip would be to use a 'french tuck' to show your waist in order to add more of a silhouette to your outfit. A 'French tuck' is simply tucking in the front of your jumper a little bit. I learnt this from Tan France, and use it when styling women all the time.
It's so simple, but extremely effective.