The buzzing queen-bee mothers at the school gates in Gill Hornby’s poolside page-turner, The Hive, compete for your attention with the trusty delights of John le Carré’s latest epic spy thriller, A Delicate Truth. Or feed your literary palette with the impress-your-friends cache of James Salter’s long-awaited All That Is, about an ex-naval officer rebuilding his life.
The new cover-up:
A poolside power dress
Delve into the closets of jet-setters, such as Jade Jagger, and you’ll notice that the luxurious draped dress plays a major part. Cut in vibrant vermillion, Zero+MariaCornejo’s design will look as striking over a printed bikini for day, as it will with an oversized gold necklace and embellished heels after dark.
CHIC IN THE HEAT
A dramatic draped dress works for day or night this summerCredits
Words: Olive Wakefield; Natalie Rigg. Photograph: Koray Birand