French Dressing - Summer holiday fashion with a little Gallic flair

PUBLISHED: 17:43 16 June 2011 | UPDATED: 19:34 20 February 2013

This classic two-piece made from original Fifties fabric, £55, from Beyond Retro is beyond gorgeous

This classic two-piece made from original Fifties fabric, £55, from Beyond Retro is beyond gorgeous

Sacre bleu (rouge et blanc)! Jo Haywood translates this summer's bilingual styles into hot holiday must-haves

Sacre bleu (rouge et blanc)! Jo Haywood translates this summer's bilingual styles into hot holiday must-haves

1: This classic two-piece made from original Fifties fabric, 55, from Beyond Retro is beyond gorgeous


2: Feel like a high-flyer in this NW3 kite bow dress, 89, from Hobbs


3: Feeling fruity? You will be if you opt for this cherry print dress, 40, from H! by Henry Holland at Debenhams


4: Reach for this Weach bag, 50 from Dune, when you head for the beach


5: You'll find it difficult to walk away from these red hot Walk Away wedges, 60, from Office


6: Have a ball in this dinky floral bikini, 35, from Boohoo


7: This striped Laurie top, 25 from People Tree, is a new twist on the classic Breton


8: The lace top is 29.99 and the boyfriend shorts 25.99, both from New Look, but the attitude is priceless


9: Get up to some white mischief in this beautiful broderie shift, 55, by Ben de Lisi at Debenhams


10: Grethun - no, it's not a particularly playful name, is it? - playsuit, 99, from Ted Baker


11: Hang loose in these swishy T-Thea summer trousers, 97, from French Connection


12: Scruffy (in a good way) Marcia canvas brogue, 35, from Head Over Heels at Dune

Stockists:

Ted Baker: 0161 748 7537; www.tedbaker.com

Dune: 0161 832 4021; www.dune.co.uk

French Connection: 0161 835 1727; www.frenchconnection.com

Hobbs: 0161 834 5108; www.hobbs.co.uk

New Look: 0161 817 2580; www.newlook.co.uk

Office: 0161 832 7337; www.office.co.uk

People Tree: www.peopletree.co.uk

Boohoo: www.boohoo.com

Debenhams: 08445 616 161; www.debenhams.com

Beyond Retro: 020 7729 9001; www.beyondretro.com

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