Fashion just can’t get enough of the biggest trends of the ’90s, and neither can we. First slip dresses returned with a vengeance, then strappy sandals became the unofficial shoe of the summer, and now butterflies are surprisingly making a major comeback.
This sweet detail was recently worn by Dua Lipa at the 2021 Grammy Awards. The Future Nostalgia singer wore a Versace dress featuring a crystal butterfly on the bodice that instantly took over our timelines. On the catwalks, butterflies were spotted all over Temperley London and Zimmerman’s spring/summer 2021 collections. But thanks to Instagram’s style set, butterflies have been making an appearance on all things clothes, and accessories, and even beauty. Who could forget those ubiquitous butterfly clips of the ’90s? It’s funny how fashion goes in cycles. What was once cool, becomes naff, and then the waves of nostalgia bring it back into our lives, and wardrobes, once again.
If you feel a bit intimidated by this colourful, supercute trend then don’t worry because there are tons of ways to wear it without going overboard. For a low-key look, try pairing a minimal top featuring a single embroidered butterfly with your favourite pair of jeans, or you could focus on accessories by adding a sparkly necklace or glittery hair clips to a playful look. If you really want to go bold, why not rock a head-to-toe co-ord covered in butterflies?
Keep reading for our picks of the best clothes, shoes, and accessories featuring butterfly details.