Trend Alert: Broderie Anglaise is Back

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Let little ones follow your lead with our matching white Broderie Anglaise Mommy & Me Collection

When you think of Broderie Anglaise, your mind takes you on an easy-breezy summer stroll. The traditional needlework technique, once reserved for undergarments and negligée, is now an ethereal fashion trend that can be worn by anyone, anywhere, anytime. Thanks to its prevalence at Paris Fashion Week, Broderie Anglaise is back like it never left.

Today, beautiful Broderie Anglaise fabric has become a mainstream fashion style, popular with matching mini-me outfits that can be found in an array of delicate designs, from pretty blouses to summer dresses. If you're on the hunt for a versatile outfit that can effortlessly take you from day to night—Broderie Anglaise does just that.

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Broderie Anglaise—A Brief History

Broderie Anglaise incorporates embroidery, cutwork and needle lace with the fabric used to make delicate and romantic garments that are both lightweight and effortless. Ethereal and whimsical, think of a more structured and everyday way alternative to wearing lace. But whilst the fabric can often feel overly prim and proper, the feminine material got a rebrand this season. 

Despite the term translating to 'English embroidery', Broderie Anglaise is believed to have been invented in the 16th century in Eastern Europe, in what is now the Czech Republic—dating back to the 1800s, when the cutwork aesthetic was reserved for women's négligées and children's summer dresses. 

The Victorian primness of the deft needlework has since undergone a roaring revolution, and centuries later, no territory is untouched for the now-you-see-me-now-you-don't technique. Broderie Anglaise has made its way into everything from dresses to blouses, free-spirited wedding dresses and even patchworked power suits.

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Broderie Anglaise Spring-Summer 24 Trends

Straight from the catwalk to your closet—several fashion designers used white supersized lace and Broderie Angalise in their spring-summer 24 collections. 

Elie Saab, Stella McCartney, Valentino and Zimmermann all showcased iterations of the white dress with a fabric that has been around for generations. Broderie Anglaise dominated many collections with sleeveless jackets and dresses, bralettes with oversized floral shapes, strappy summer dresses, peplum tops and full peasant skirts. 

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How to wear Broderie Anglaise

From classic blouses to pretty dresses—holes in clothes never looked so pretty. Whether in a delicate trim or an all-over fabric, white Broderie Anglaise is a sunny day staple in every woman's wardrobe. 

Broderie Anglaise and Denim is one of our all-time favourite pairings, perfect for picnics, summer drinks, and everything in between. Keep it casual in this Ladies Broderie Cropped Blouse and style with blue jeans and Birkenstocks. 

A classic white Ladies Broderie Sundress epitomises minimal effort but maximum impact. Play with colour by teaming it with multi-coloured sandals and statement accessories. You can also layer up with a chunky cardigan when the sun goes down.

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When putting together the perfect beach or poolside look, there's much more to enjoy than just a bikini or one-piece. This Ladies Broderie Cover-Up will effortlessly take you from the beach to the bar. Effortlessly layer over swimwear and style with a pair of your favourite sunnies—you're good to go!

Gen Woo’s Mommy & Me Broderie Anglaise Collection

When it comes to fashion, let little ones follow your lead. If you're looking for the charm of a little family coordination, look no further than Gen Woo's white Broderie Anglaise Mommy & Me collection.

Perfect for a family getaway with vacation versatility, the capsule collection features a number of on-trend white Broderie Anglaise designs that will effortlessly take you from day to night. Choose from white sundresses, beach cover-ups, cropped blouses and wide-leg pants for ladies and matching tiered skirts, flutter sleeve crop tops, twin sets, shorts, rompers, and babygrows for the little ones.

Family-friendly matching outfit options don't have to be cringe or cliché. Whether you love the complete matchy-matchy look or prefer a chic and subtle nod to matching style, Gen Woo's mini-me outfits are a must-have for any occassion. 

If your little fashionista loves matching with mommy, keep an eye out for Gen Woo's Chinese New Year capsule collection. Mark the family-centric celebration with matching dresses for girls and mums and t-shirts for boys. Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with fashion for all the family.

So if they love playing dress up—there'll be no more raiding Mummy's wardrobe! 

And remember, at Gen Woo, we constantly look for ways to make better environmental choices in our design and manufacturing processes. Designs in our Mommy & Me Broderie Anglaise Collection are made from 100% cotton, sourced from factory deadstock —buying from us means investing in your closet with a clear conscience.  

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