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Turns out the EFF are trendsetters: the beret is fashion's fave accessory

19 April 2018 - 00:00 By AFP Relaxnews
Rihanna donned a Dior beret to Dior's A/W 2017/18 fashion show in Paris.
Rihanna donned a Dior beret to Dior's A/W 2017/18 fashion show in Paris.
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Recently revived by Maria Grazia Chiuri for the Dior A/W 2017/18 fashion show, the beret is fast becoming this season's must-have headwear.

As well as being brought back to the forefront of fashion by several designers, the beret has been widely spotted off the catwalk — and not just on the heads of Economic Freedom Fighters.

Indeed, it has been worn by everyone from celebs to the crowned heads of Europe. Bonang, Rihanna, Meghan Markle and Princess Charlene of Monaco are just some of the famous faces who have been snapped sporting berets.

HOW TO WEAR A BERET

While the Frenchest of hats is now also the hippest, it's important to strike a balance when working a beret into your look, so as not to fall into the trap of clichés.

Wanted Online shares some styling tips:

  • Avoid the beret looking overly jaunty: it should be pulled fully over the head, covering half of the ears.
  • "Dress up a beret with knee-high boots, trousers and a warm chunky sweater for a chilly night out. For a more dramatic look, swap out the plain beret for one that has metallic embellishments."
  • Berets look great paired with classic pieces such as leather jackets and trench coats.

CELEB STYLE INSPIRATION

Here's some inspiration from A-listers on how to wear a beret with style:

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BONANG 

Queen B shows how a beret ups the chic factor of even the simplest outfit. In this case, a white Valentino tee and trousers in winter's trendiest hue: red.

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BELLA HADID

Wearing a blonde wig while enjoying some downtime with friends, model Bella Hadid rocks a refreshed, loose-fitting beret, bringing a retro touch to her casual-chic look. 

PEARL MODIADIE

The radio personality's red beret adds a touch of whimsy to her casual day look. 

CARA DELEVINGNE

Dressed head to toe in iconic pieces by Dior, the model caused a stir when she arrived at a recent fashion show in this masculine-meets-feminine outfit capped with a beret.

KEFILWE MABOTE

Stylist Mabote shows just why she's an SA Style Award winner with this outfit. The navy beret, blazer and red lipstick are the embodiment of French chic, while the distressed jeans keep the look casual.

WINNIE HARLOW

The Canadian model's bright red beret is a perfect match for the red details on her vinyl jacket, adding the finishing touch to a stylish and sexy look.

Additional reporting by staff reporter.


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