Final yr, Alexa Chung launched her vogue model, which was each bit as stylish as we would imagined, however it additionally featured an surprising gown pattern: the blue brocade minidress with a mandarin collar and pearl detailing. For some background, Alexa’s web site explains the historical past of this gown fashion: “The cheongsam is a sort of body-hugging one-piece Chinese language gown for girls, created in Shanghai within the 1920s and favoured by the social elite. Historical past lesson over, this collared gown makes Chinese language custom accessible, present and extra importantly trendy.”
This gown fashion was a favorite within the ’90s and was worn by everybody from Geri Halliwell to Kate Moss to Rachel Inexperienced in Pals. Extra lately, we observed this as a recent addition to the road fashion scene.
Alexa’s gown is fortunately nonetheless in inventory (and within the sale), and some of our different favorite retailers—assume Attico, ASOS and De La Vali—have all have created equally stylish kinds, all in the stores and put on proper now. Scroll beneath to buy our edit of one of the best round proper now.