Oversized Peter Pan collars, safety pins, and layered silhouettes are just some of the exciting features of these garments. The Tough Love Collection is a welcome break from all of the spring florals about to hit the high street! Moody shades of grey and black can still be pretty, especially with a little sheer fabric or an ultra-feminine collar.
The Denim Mini Skirt pattern in this collection gives a unique twist to this wardrobe essential with its three-denim effect. It’s such a versatile piece, as you can punk out with ripped fishnets or go for a cowgirl look with boots and a button-up shirt. If you want to make a statement, then try the Striped Skinny Trousers! Don’t be scared off by the bold vertical stripes – black and white is easy to match, and so slimming! They turn any outfit into a statement and will definitely get you noticed. The V neck on the Grommet Top coupled with the ruched sides is just feminine enough with the tough embellished neckline too.
The Editor’s Pick from this collection is the Keyhole Dress with Ruffled Collar pattern. This dress is such a unique piece. Ruffles decorate the cuffs and hemline, and a large Peter Pan collar gives a ‘peekaboo’ effect to the keyhole neckline. Wear it to the office or for a dinner party and team with fishnet tights for a really edgy look!
Take a look at some other patterns from the Tough Love Collection:
All of the patterns in the Tough Love Collection are from the February 2014 issue of the Burda Style magazine, and are available from BurdaStyleUK. If you make any of these garments, don’t forget to share your creations with us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!