Breton Heaven

9.20.2016





Style Theory: The breton is a pretty remarkable piece of clothing, introduced by Coco Chanel in her 1917 'Nautical Collection' after she spotted the style on a french sailor, and since it's popularity has waivered. It is the perfect go to item, it covers all eventualities from the schoolrun to an evening out on the town. I have an ongoing love affair with the breton..I wrote a Breton feature for Good Housekeeping detailing three ways to wear a bretons and here they are..

First, the smart look with a twist of nautical..




Love these trousers, they are so flattering and skim over hips and tummy, they give you a waist and makes legs look longer..win win. Add a chunky poloneck sweater in the winter for chic style.

For a 'dressy' occasion....





There is nothing more girly than a tulle skirt, the breton 'grounds' the look taking it down a notch and making it look more casual.

The breton sweater..



A breton jumper is a year around outfit staple, wear with denim shorts, skinny jeans or black jeans and boots in the winter, an indispensable item in your wardrobe.

I love a breton..how do you wear yours? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Fran xx

The Good Housekeeping feature is here - would love you to take a look xxxx

6 comments:

  1. Love these outfits, they all look very classy. I have a few Bretons and wear them all the time. I need a sweater one though and this one is gorgeous.

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    1. Aren't they just the most useful items?! Yes I do love a breton sweater for the Autumn/Winter xx

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    2. Aren't they just the most useful items?! Yes I do love a breton sweater for the Autumn/Winter xx

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  2. LOVED the styling on the Hush jumper ( it hadn't appealed on their site at all) - ordered and have worn it styled similar to you at the weekend, so many compliments. Thankyou! :)

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    1. Yay, so glad you like it, it such a useful sweater xx

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