Preen Line Day Dresses
Brooding floral motifs make a welcome return in Preen Line's AW17 collection, as seen with this off-black Feben midi dress. Floating about the knees with an asymmetric hem, this lightweight style is gathered throughout and is flatteringly elasticated at the waist. Style it with a candy-coloured bag and ankle boots for a fresh feel.
Preen Line's off-white floral-print crepe Jacqui dress is as rebellious as it is romantic. It's crafted with a slanted neckline that features one fluted sleeve and a contrasting off-the-shoulder sleeve, and cascades down the body to a draped asymmetric hem. Tease out the vivid colours for an evening affair with a pair of lipstick-red heels.
Tartan is somewhat of a staple at Preen Line and is re-worked and re-imagined season after season. This Ora crepe dress is the London brand's latest take on the grunge classic, elevated with a bright floral print and a fluttery handkerchief hemline. Cinch the silhouette with the self-tie belt.
Preen Line continues to subvert 1990s grudge with pieces like this monochrome plaid-checked Uri shirtdress. It's cut from lightweight crepe de Chine to effortlessly fall over the body while artful ruching and self-fastening grosgrain ties refined the silhouette with contemporary appeal. Wear it to casual dinners with modern mules and a playful bag.
Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi continue to put a romantic spin on grungy styles for AW17. This black Charlotte dress is a fine example – cut from a lightweight sheer fabric, it elegantly falls over the body with a multi-hued peony print enhancing the delicate feel, while tri-colour stripes at the back lend a subversive tone. Wear yours with a slick black clutch and modern mules to evening events.
Preen Line continues to merge 1990s grunge with romantic femininity, as showcased with this blue Ora dress. It's cut to languidly drape over the body, then decorated with painterly flowers on top of the strong black check print. The softly ruffled short sleeves and off-kilter hem continue the rich juxtaposition. Knife-sharp point-toe ankle boots are an edgy finish.
Tap Preen Line's dramatic aesthetic by styling this black sheer chiffon Zadie dress with a pair of pointed leather mules. Long puff sleeves and a dropped waist create a nonchalant feel, while the bodice and skirt is printed with a cream, tonal-red, and green peony pattern – a subtle nod to the designer's British roots. A dainty bag will be the perfect polisher.
Preen Line lives up to its reputation for youthful pieces with a rebellious undertone with this bold cobalt-blue crepe Amata dress. The seemingly ladylike midi-length style is given a contemporary feel by the button-fastening sleeves, loose fit, and curved hem, while ruffled trims ensure a note of femininity. Directional shoes will further the fresh feel.
Preen Line reworks classic tartan with multicoloured florals in its Pre-AW17 collection, as this tonal-blue crepe Tilly dress shows. It comes with button-fastening cuffs at the long sleeves as well as a contrasting black back panel and a dipped hem to heighten the rebellious feel. Style it with bold satin mules for a statement look.