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29 Romantic Voluminous Pieces Inspired By Cecilie Bahnsen

Waft around your house in fashion’s hands-down prettiest look this season.

Spring/Summer 2020 is the season of Cecilie Bahnsen (ok, it’s also the season of lockdown, but we’re trying to look on the bright side here). And the Bahnsen-effect is a resoundingly positive one. For the Danish designer’s voluminous yet romantic dresses in delicate organza are everything we want: the fabric is beautiful, the shapes are pretty but never sickly sweet, and she manages to pull off sculptural without compromising on femininity. In short: dreamy.


We’re not the only ones to think so. The Cecilie Bahnsen aesthetic has launched a thousand emulative looks on the high street. We round up some of our favourites that are inspired by the Danish trailblazer, plus a few who’ve been carving out this path under their own steam for some time.

We may not be able to get out right now, but these are frocks that will cheer your mood inside (we’re all for dressing up for Saturday night dinner) and are such a delight that they’re sure to last well beyond this season – as, indeed, should all of our buys. Here’s our edit, which covers the high street to the high end.

By Nancy Alsop
April 2020

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Free People

Hailey Dress, £188

Zara

Full Top, £25.99

Reserved

Ladies Dress, £44.99

H&M

Puff-Sleeve Mesh Top, £17.99

Zara

Voluminous Taffeta Dress, £49.99

Urban Outfitters

Angel Chen Lime Puff Sleeve Mini Dress, £450

COS

Dress With Puff Sleeves, £79

Far Fetch

Textured Midi Dress By Simone Rocha, now £746

Mango

Puff Sleeves Dress, £69.99

Baum Und Pferdgarten

Adalane, £169

Zara

Embroidered Midi Dress, £49.99

Cabbages & Roses

Marriot Jersey Dress In Grace Organic Cotton, £109

My Theresa

Quanecia Floral Silk Dress By Brock Collection, £967

& Other Stories

Voluminous Sleeve Midi Dress, £95

Far Fetch

Leona Puff-Sleeve Velvet Dress By Khaite, £1,919

The Outnet

Swiss-Dot And Crocheted Linen And Cotton-Blend Mini Dress By Zimmermann, £368

ASOS

NA-KD Short Puff Sleeve Midi Dress In Green, £48.95

Warehouse

Puff Sleeve Cut Out Midi Dress, £59

Anthropologie

Faithfull The Brand Vittoria Floral-Print Dress, £180

Kitri

Lenora Black Midi Dress, £125

Horror Vacui

Laura Dress, €477

Matches Fashion

Mimi Smocked Floral-Print Dress by SEA, £455

ASOS

Cleobella Hannah Midi Dress With Embroidered In Peony, £126

Sister Jane

Love Story Babydoll Dress, £82

Maude Made

Maude Dress In Baby Pink, £60

& Other Stories

Square Neck Puff Sleeve Midi Dress, £85

COS

Checked Long Seersucker Dress, £125

TopShop

Black And White Mini Check Puff Sleeve Blouse, £29

Plumo

Azelea Dress, £219

Nancy Alsop

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