This 16th Century Detail is Also Spring 2018’s Prettiest Trend

Let’s hear it for eyelet, a.k.a. broderie anglaise.

Think of that first glorious, indisputably warm day in spring. The one that inspires you to take the long way to work in the morning and make impromptu after-work plans with friends. If that feeling was a fabric it would be eyelet, the floaty white embroidery technique first originated in the 16th century. Back then eyelet was used primarily for nightwear and underclothing (a.k.a. base layers), but today it’s more front-and-center. Put on an eyelet dress, top, or skirt and you are the walking embodiment of spring; hopeful, romantic, worry-free. Because “hopeful, romantic, and worry-free” is exactly how we want you to feel in our clothes, we designed a whole bunch of eyelet pieces this season, for work, play, and weekend. Find your favorite below, then wait for that first 75-degree day to hit. (It’s coming, we promise.)


The Heirloom Blouse


Nothing ups the power of a black pant, the personality of a high-waist jean, or the femininity of a pencil skirt like a beautiful eyelet top. The detailed fabric just has a way of bringing everything you wear it with to a higher plane. Take care of yours and we have no doubt you’ll be wearing it for years to come. There’s a reason why Victorian blouses are still stocked in vintage stores; eyelet never goes out of style.

GET THE LOOK, LEFT TO RIGHT: Twist Front Eyelet Top, Striped Off the Shoulder Top


The Garden-Party Skirt


GET THE LOOK, LEFT TO RIGHT: Side Tie Skirt, Eyelet Cotton Midi Skirt, Floral Eyelet Mini Skirt

From wedding brunches to graduation parties and Mother’s Day, the spring season is packed with dressed-up daytime events. For these occasions, we love an eyelet skirt paired with a top and shoes that feel appropriate for the gathering. When in doubt a strappy sandal, whether heeled or flat, and white cotton T-shirt tucked into the skirt always looks gorgeous. And don’t forget your sunglasses!


The Little White Dress


The little white dress is to spring and summer what the little black dress is to those other two seasons (they shall not be named): a world class day-saver that always makes you feel like a million bucks. Whether yours is body-con or ruffled, off-the-shoulder or spaghetti strap, you can’t go wrong with this feminine dress. Wear it with sneakers and a denim jacket on the weekend, a strappy heel and a bold lip for a date, or flat sandals and a bright pedicure for brunch with family.


GET THE LOOK, LEFT TO RIGHT: Cutout Eyelet Sheath Dress, Off the Shoulder Eyelet Mini Dress