You might not be able to go on your summer holiday this year but you can take a summer trip via the movies… enter Dirty Dancing. It has to be the ultimate in summer holiday viewing. And it’s jam-packed with summer fashion that translates as much now as it ever did. Think denim shorts, little puff sleeves and lots of summery gingham.
Here are the best in summer style rules you can learn from Dirty Dancing.
1. The Body
I tried on a bodysuit from Zara that was so skin coloured I could predict the double-takes in the street that said, ‘is that woman walking around in the nude?’ Salmony pink like Baby will avoid those. And with high waisted Mom shorts, even better.
2. Summer Stripes
If you’ve not started your Breton stripe collection yet what have you been doing your whole life?
3. A Classic Update
A white shirt is a classic, but bring it into the sunshine with some tie up styling.
4. Tutu For You
Who said tulle was only for dancers? And Amen to wearing one with a knotted white vest like Baby here.
5. Shoulder Bares All
I grew up wearing these in the noughties. They were on a comeback then and they’re on a comeback now.
6. Itsy bitsy teeny wini ‘pink’ polka dot bikini.
For dancing, not just for sunbathing.
7. All White Now
Because are you even dressing for summer if you don’t have an all-white outfit?
8. Love to Layer
Cardigans are queen. Even better over a silk biased skirt.