Welcome to part 2,330,092 of fashion’s latest obsession with comfort dressing. Today’s edition? Terry towelling.
Easy, practical (who needs a beach towel when you’re basically dressed like one?) and pleasingly nostalgic, terry towelling ticks all the feel-good, post-pandemic fashion boxes.
And if this plush, fluffy fabric conjures memories of bottom-hugging ’70s-style micro track shorts, old-school dressing gowns or, er, actual towels, then don’t fret – it’s all part of the allure.
And just because it’s easy to wear doesn’t mean it’s not also sexy – albeit in a retro, poolside way. Witness Hailey Bieber in a terry towelling bikini, the playsuits swimmers at Venroy or the chic mini dresses at Pucci.
“We’ve seen a few ’70’s trends creep through lately,” says stylist Lucy Wood of the re-emergence of terry towelling. “But ever since Bottega Veneta released its signature green terry towelling slides, it became summer’s favourite texture.”
Here’s Lucy’s edit.
Photography: Sheree Porter
Styling: Lucy Wood