Carefree Riviera StyleApril 2019 Style Advice
When Chanel introduced wide-legged, white trousers to Cannes in the 1930s, they changed forever the way women dress for cool comfort. Under the azure blue skies, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn made the Riviera look their own – appearing equally at home sipping a cocktail in a glamorous oceanside restaurant or jumping onto a catamaran.
Movie stars and models spending their holidays on the beaches of France and Italy wanted to take their usual glamour with them – yet they wanted to feel comfortable in the hot weather. So the Riviera look we love today is polished and feminine with an easy-going and laid-back feel that inspired our design team to create these classic summer styles.Shop the look
“Think soft, cool fabrics in bright whites and pops of colour – and add a pair of Jackie O style sunglasses of course!”
Emily Walker, Senior DesignerShop the look
How to get the Riviera look
It’s a style that has its roots in sun-drenched holidays. A sunny Mediterranean colour palette with bold splashes of red and jewel-like aquas reminiscent of warm turquoise seas. Opt for airy white cotton, linen and coloured silks. Ladylike shorts or flowing palazzos look effortlessly elegant while you’re having fun. And when it comes to dresses, go for slip-on, feminine styles that are cool and easy to wear.Shop the look