If, like us, you have a soft spot for easy-to-wear, super-pretty dresses then Antwerp-based label Bernadette will be right up your street. The label’s signature slinky styles are already a favourite of our go-to influencers, and already in high demand at Selfridges, Browns and Net-A-Porter alike.
The brainchild of of mother-and-daughter duo Bernadette and Charlotte De Geyter, who share a love of nature and vintage clothes the labels signature hand-drawn botanical prints and languid, silk fabrics have helped garner the label a cult following. Trust us: you’ll reach for their investment styles year after year.
With cleverly cut pieces that’ll become instant all-weather staples – think floral midi dresses and floaty kimono wrap dresses – the pair took inspiration from the idea of bringing back the elegance of the past.
Designed exclusively in-house, each collection is defined by the duo’s love of nature with ‘colourful floral prints echoing a timeless and free-spirited allure’. The easy-to-wear silk dresses are cut in clean silhouettes to ensure each style moves as beautifully as it looks.
Created with balmy summer days in mind, the brand’s playful fluid dresses are ideal for summer weddings and holidays alike, whether you pair them with espadrilles and heels. They’re also designed with layering in mind, so they work just as well when worn solo as it does layered over a simple white T-shirt, or underneath a chunky grey cashmere knit when the temperature cools.
Here are five of our current favourites – and if your budget doesn’t quite stretch? Never fear – we predict plenty of high-street dupes inspired by this gorgeous line in the near future…
Words by Sarah-Rose Harrison