Teal: Your New Favourite Colour
I love teal. Sitting somewhere between blue and green, it's one of those rare colours that flatters every skintone and hair colour, and looks great with accessories in most colours - black, brown, white, silver, gold...even bronze and gunmetal. It's one of the most prolific colours in my own wardrobe (in fact my prom dress was teal) and now I want to convert you all. So here's the Catwalk Queen's favourite ways to wear teal this Autumn.
Designers at Debenhams have got the look spot on with these great tops. I've been umming and ahhing over the peacock embroidered, velvet trimmed bolero from Star by Julien Macdonald for ages. It's £45 and would go perfectly over a simple dress or with jeans and a plain, long-line top. For a touch of Edwardiana, the chiffon blouse from Butterfly by Matthew Williamson is beautiful, and also costs £45.
For going out or showing off, the strappy satin dress with mesh trim from Warehouse is a bargain at £55. It hides wobbly bits well, and if you don't like your shoulder, the Julien Macdonald bolero would finish it off perfectly! For something more adventurous, brave girls can go for the corsage jacket ($163.90) and matching skirt ($117.90) both by Teri Jon at Saks. Finally, if you have the slinky body to carry it off (slim hips and small boobs), the strapless sparkly-trimmed jersey dress from Go Jane is a giveaway at $28.99.
For more casual days, Dorothy Perkins have come up trumps with their flippy cord skirt (£25) and crinkle lace-trimmed tee (£18). I wouldn't recommend you wear them together, but to add a splash of colour to a boring black or brown outfit, they're perfect and a cheap way to give the colour a go.
Finally, I've found some stylish dresses for day or night. If you're more curvaceous, the shirt dress and the wrapover are both great shapes for you. A shirt dress skims bulges, and you can add a belt (shown in the picture) to define your waist. The teal silk charmeuse shirt dress is $88 from Victoria's Secret. If you're buying a wrap dress, it's worth investing a bit more money in a great fabric that hangs well. These dresses flatter a larger bust, but be very careful with your underwear. You'll need a supportive plunge bra and seamless, smoothline knickers to show off your dress properly. The one on the right is £140 from T-Bags at Net a Porter. Marks & Spencer and Next also make good affordable wrap dresses.