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How we will dress post-pandemic has been the subject of much debate. Will we usher in a new era of drama and decadence, or will the low-key leanings of the past year be here to stay? We recommend riffing between the two mindsets, and modulating between the elegant and the easy. A surefire way to succeed? Sporting a knee-length tunic dress over trousers.

The tunic-over-trousers trick is a smart yet insouciant move for those not quite ready to don a dress. For those with a more minimalist mindset, Hermès’ pared-back take features a dress with a built-in scarf, and nods to the purist fashion mood of the 1990s, when elemental design was a winner. At Boss, dress silhouette­s sport sleekly seductive cut-out back details, a look well balanced out when worn with androgynou­s tailored trousers, while at Fendi, the nonchalant tunic and trouser combinatio­n is reflected in the brand’s equally insouciant window pane print, a daydreamy motif on a gauzy sheath dress.

Elsewhere, Jil Sander’s intricatel­y constructe­d leather design reflects creative directors Lucie and Luke Meier’s focus on visual textures. ‘The emphasis on garments and accessorie­s to get you through the day felt right,’ say the duo of the relaxed silhouette­s in the brand’s collection, which revelled in voluminous cuts and fluid lengths. Remember, you can still dress up while dressing down.

 ??  ?? This page, clockwise from top, tunic, £1,980; top, £460; trousers, £980, all by Fendi. Dress, £3,850; trousers, £1,140; shoes, £515, all by Jil Sander by Lucie and Luke Meier. Necklace, £1,150, by Alighieri. Dress, £799; trousers, £279, both by Boss. Earring, £2,850, by Sophie Bille Brahe Opposite, dress, £8,600; jumpsuit, £2,150, both by Hermès. Shoes, as above
This page, clockwise from top, tunic, £1,980; top, £460; trousers, £980, all by Fendi. Dress, £3,850; trousers, £1,140; shoes, £515, all by Jil Sander by Lucie and Luke Meier. Necklace, £1,150, by Alighieri. Dress, £799; trousers, £279, both by Boss. Earring, £2,850, by Sophie Bille Brahe Opposite, dress, £8,600; jumpsuit, £2,150, both by Hermès. Shoes, as above
 ?? Pair tunic dresses with trousers for an all-round winning look ??
Pair tunic dresses with trousers for an all-round winning look

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