As the stars stepped out into the bright sunshine of Cannes it seemed like they’d all had the same idea… time to dust off the little white dress. Displayed to best effect against lightly tanned skin, the LWD remains a firm summer holiday favourite whether you take inspiration from Isla Fisher and Lana Del Rey and go for girly lace, or you opt for a simple sports luxe skater dress a la Emma Watson.
In a case of life imitating art, the big news from this year’s Cannes Film Festival has been the theft of Chopard jewellery worth over $1m – ironically only a few hours after the screening of The Bling Ring; Emma Watson’s new flick about a gang of teenagers who break into the homes of the rich and famous to steal their designer clothes and jewellery. However, these low key looks just go to show that these ladies don’t need diamonds to shine.
If you’ve got a slight feeling of dress déjà vu, we have seen Audrey Tautou’s floral Valentino number before. Alexa Chung wore it to the Grammy Awards back in February, but no-one could evoke the gamine beauty of Audrey Hepburn quite like Tautou in this 50s style floral dress.
That said it’s Lana Del Rey’s casual look that’s grabbed our attention. Wearing her little white lace dress with an on trend bomber jacket, embroidered velvet slippers and, of course, a Mulberry Del Rey handbag it is in fact an easy look to recreate on the high street. Plus, lose the jacket and swap the flats for some peep-toe platforms and voila – you’ve got Isla Fisher’s evening look!
Get Lana’s look…
Petite Lace Sweetheart Dress
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