Colour is back for SS22. This season we’ve seen bold, unashamedly bright shades from fuchsia pink to grass green all worked into head-to-toe looks. Think billowy maxi dresses in tomato that will give the dancing lady emoji a run for her money or power suits in rich mustard. One shade that keeps cropping up is the cool, fresh tones of azure blue. It conjures up images of holidays, basking in the the blue waters of the South of France or overlooking the rooftops of Santorini. It’s bold but it’s not flamboyant – think Henri Matisse’s ‘Blue Nude’ – and works well as a full look or super chic against navy or white.

There’s plenty to choose from to dip your toe into the trend, from high-end brands such as Matteau’s voluminous cotton-silk maxi – a holiday piece you’ll bring out for years to come; or Monse’s form-fitting dress. With cool cut-outs and layered details, it adds a whole new vibe to body-con.

On the high street, we love Stradivarius’ power blue suit – great for a wedding – and for something mid-market that will see you through events season, Rixo’s blue and white print Riviera dress comes with joyful ruffles at the bust and a hand-painted floral print to perk you up.

Scroll on for 24 of our favourite azure pieces below…

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