Lydia Millen’s summer Karen Millen collection is here – and it’s easily her best yet

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Lydia Millen

by Aimee Jakes |
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The old-money aesthetic is all the rage right now and someone who has always embodied a timeless and classic style is luxury content creator and author of Evergreen, Lydia Millen.

So much so, the YouTuber is a proud ambassador of Karen Millen (she has no relation to the fashion designer) and has worked with the retailer on many beautiful collections.

Lydia laughs, "Don't ask me how many, I've lost count!"

Her latest collection for summer 2024 is made for those 'sun-kissed days to balmy evenings' and is here to save your garden party ensemble.

"I think last year it felt like we didn't really get much of a summer and I think we're all kind of counting on this summer. So the inspiration was really just that classic, timeless, pared-back summer, not overcomplicating things, just sticking with what I think Karen Millen does so well."

"I think those pieces make you feel really lovely in summer as well. That's always at the epicentre of every collection, just ensuring that people feel lovely when they're wearing them."

Does Lyds have any favourite pieces from the collection? If she had to choose?

"I always say that I couldn't possibly choose just one, but in the Christmas collection we did last year, there was the Taffeta Shirt Dress that I really wanted to bring that piece into summertime and it's black.

"Black isn't always a huge colour for summer, but it's just so gorgeous. The cut of the dress is so stunning and it also comes in ivory, so works really well for brides as well. It's just really simple with no faff to it, but it looks so good.

"There's also, which feels a bit different from my collections, but we have a cape dress. I'm so glad we've done a cape dress after seeing Rosie Huntington Whitely go to a garden party at Buckingham Palace wearing one!"

With prices starting from £69, the By Lydia collection is definitely a considered purchase, but their high-quality, timeless styles will mean you'll want to reach for them, time and time again.

See the whole collection at a glance here, or shop some of our favourites below...

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