From floral embellished blouses to denim pieces stitched with cute motifs, there are plenty of pretty embroidered pieces around right now to update your spring wardrobe with.

We might be in the throws of April showers this week but there is sunshine on the horizon, or at least the impending weather forecast with even the promise of a surprise spring heatwave. Now is the time to invest in some key spring/summer pieces that will come out year after year and always feel fresh, and it’s pretty embroidered pieces on crisp poplin or sweet floral stitching on waffly linen that always make us think of warmer days.

Brands doing just this right now are DÔEN, a sustainable sister duo making wearable pieces that nod to ’60s California sun – we love their prairie style pink dress with coquettish puff sleeves and flattering A-line shape. Wear now with western-style boots and swap for tie-ankle sandals come summer.

Also in the same vein is Meadows. The London-based brand have mastered the billowing summer dress with sweet embroidered details. The vibe is very much The Virgin Suicides  – think bare feet, undone hair and barely-there makeup paired with one of their sweet smock dresses.

And on the high street, Warehouse’s floral embroidered blouse has more than a little Isabel Marant about it, and Zara, well Zara always deliver when it comes to pretty summer embroidery at reasonable price points.

Scroll on for 20 of our favourites, whatever the budget…

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