Along with tiny handbags and dad sandals, towelling has become one of the more unlikely fashion trends this summer, and though it was once reserved for drying off poolside, the cosy fabric has made its way into dresses, co-ords, shirts and even bags, with high-end brands like Lisa Marie Fernandez, Lucy Folk and TERRY – a brand entirely dedicated to the stuff – leading the way.

For a nod to the 1970s, slip into Warehouse’s hot pink playsuit or Loretta Caponi’s fabulously retro embroidered number. We’re also obsessing over TERRY’s tie-front top and Lisa Marie Fernandez’s peachy cardigan, both cute ways to wear the trend. And if you’re missing out on a summer holiday this year, the famously resort wear fabric  translates pretty well into comfy loungewear too – just look at influencer Holly Anna Scarcella’s navy two-piece, so chic but so comfy. There are plenty of shirt-meets-shorts combos out there to try no matter what your budget, from Zara’s sporty vibes to With Nothing Underneath’s navy set.

Scroll on for some of our favourites…

ZARATerry Cropped Top

Price: £3.99 (Was £9.99)

ZARATerry Shorts

Price: £5.99 (Was £14.99)

How good is influencer Holly Anna Scarcella's navy towelling two-piece? Available from With Nothing Underneath in a range of colours, it's best paired with giant sunnies and gold hoops à la Holly.

As always, Zara are on the coattails of just about every trend going for a fraction of the price. Go full-on 1970's sports vibes with their cute, cropped co-ord.

With Nothing UnderneathCabana Towel

Price: £110

ZaraContrast Cropped Top

Price: £3.99 (Was £9.99)

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