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Miss Selfridge Press Report

 Tropical Range Summer 2005

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Miss Selfridge Tropical Summer 2005

Press Release & Images of Beach and Swimwear

This page features the tropical fashions press release text and images of a 2005 fashion press report from the UK store Miss Selfridge.  These latest press images are of fashion swimwear, bikinis, sarongs and dresses all suitable for a hot beach holiday.

 All Images and text below courtesy of Arcadia - Click thumbnails


High Summer 2005

Be a free spirit with Miss Selfridge this summer.  Wear soft handcrafted kaftans, maxi length skirts and vibrant prints to embrace this romantic ethnic inspired season.

Miss Selfridge Kaftans and Sarong Wraps

Miss Selfridge Kaftan Miss Selfridge Bikini Bra Top and Sarong Wrap

Ambient Daze

Unwind with this ambient sun kissed look and rejuvenate yourself in a silk embroidered top and maxi length wrap skirt to keep you cool through the day.  Chill out in sun bleached Anglaise lace and rope wedge sandals, perfect for laid-back Ibizian beach chic.  African abstract prints make for a luxe-hippy feel while colours are washed down shades of blue, corals and hazy orange with fresh white.

Miss Selfridge Bikini and Broderie Dress

Miss Selfridge Bikini Miss Selfridge White Broderie Anglaise Dress

Tropical Escape

Escape to faraway isles with an explosion of exotic colours.  An ultra feminine silhouette is created with floaty soft dresses and dip-dyed kaftans are worn over embellished bikinis. Jewelled sandals and huge charm trimmed bags are perfect to accessorise this eclectic summer look.  Crochet knits encrusted with shells and beads are teamed with short ruffle skirts to create a cool beach vibe.  Tropical prints are mixed with vibrant colours of orange, hot pink and blue tones of aqua to azure for a glamorous summer look.

Crochet and Dip Dye Ombre Features

Crochet Features  Dip Dye Ombre Bandeau Dress

African Jewel

African floral prints add a modern twist on this inspirational journey as ankle skimming dresses sit perfectly with bejewelled cork wedges.  Raffia trim bikinis add a sophisticated touch while tunics and halter neck tops with embellished necklines add spirit to maxi wrap skirts and cropped walking shorts.  Complete the look with a heavy beaded belt worn low and add a large nave crafted inspired necklace.  Subtle shades of mosaic blues, amber and clay pink are mixed with metallic hues of brushed gold and silver.

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