Take a trip east this summer and embrace the Orient with delicate prints, soft pastels and oversized lace. Oriental prints are easy-to-wear, feminine and never actually go out of style, making them great value pieces for your wardrobe all year round.

If you’re worried about experimenting with these prints because you’re in fear of looking too ‘Geisha’, worry no more – this simple guide to styling Japanese blossoms will ensure you’re left looking radiant.

Fluted Sleeves

If you want to make a statement this summer then opt for the trend of the season; Fluted sleeves have been all over the catwalks latelynd we just can’t get enough of them!

They’re incredibly flattering for ladies concerned about their upper body, as the widened fabric does a great job at balancing out a large bust or upper arms. Plus they’re the perfect shape for matching with a pretty oriental print, as the feminine styles complement each other beautifully.

Summer Dress

In a beautiful floral blossom print with a keyhole feature around the neckline, this summer dress is easy to wear and provides a flattering fit. If you want to enhance your figure and emphasise your waist, this shape of dress is the perfect option for you.

The flattering design cinches in the waistline to create the appearance of a smaller silhouette. Team this dress with a pair of your favourite summer sandals for the perfect day time look or add a pair of heels to transform this into an elegant evening look.

Shift Dress

Why not bring a touch of the orient to your summer occasions this year. If you’re planning an outfit for a summer wedding but you’re unsure if the weather will shine or shower, prepare for all conditions in style with a glamorous jacket to match your frock.

As well as being the perfect match for this dress – the jacket also goes with so many other looks. If you’re out of ideas wardrobe-wise, throw on this blazer with a pair of straight leg jeans and you’ll be good to go with minimum effort!

And if the sun decides to show its face, hang up the jacket and embrace this gorgeous print shift dress in all of its glory. Made in a comfortable and flattering fabric and featuring a concealed zip fastening, it’s the perfect dress for your summer events!

Bright Chinos

Want to work the oriental trend into your casual wardrobe too? This flattering blouson top features a round neckline and comes with a beautiful free necklace meaning the hard work of accessorising is already done for you!

Easily worked into your summer wardrobe, this top can be styled with trousers, jeans or even with our bright chinos to create a casual and vibrant look. Wear this outfit out for lunch with your friends or to a summer BBQ to make the most out of the good weather.

Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are the easiest way to add an instant look of glamour to a summers day. Just grab this elegant frock from your wardrobe and you’re ready to go!

There’s no need to even accessorise as the bold oriental print and beautiful pastel pink shade are enough to make a statement on their own. This maxi dress is designed to provide a flattering fit, as the wrap-over top flatters the bust whilst the tie fastening cinches in the waistline.

If you need a bit of coverage for your upper arms, simply throw on a lightweight cardigan or even a denim jacket to make your outfit feel relaxed and fabulous!

To get all your oriental prints visit Bonmarché today, see their store page for further information.

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