VERY strong collection from Hush this season. Everything is terrific, your problem will be choosing what you want.
The headline is that they have changed their sizing, which if you are a regular Hush customer you will know is a big deal.
Hush used to be the place where if you were a size 12 you took an XXXS and it was most and incredibly gratifying to hit “EXTRA SMALL” in everything and have it still all fit. But things have changed (or I have suddenly put on 3 stone) and now their sizing is very much true. I am an 8-10 and everything I tried on was a 10 and an 8 would have been too small.
I went along to the Hush PR offices this morning to try on a whole load of clothes and their strongest pieces, to my mind, are below.
The Emmanuelle dress in lightening bolt print. I have this dress with a blue star print and it is an incredibly useful item of clothing, very flattering and skims all the bits you want it to skim.
Wear now with white trainers, later with tights and boots. Beautiful shimmery material – I missed out on the long version of this dress last year and my friend Salima at school had it and I was furious all winter long about it.
Sissy Draped Blouse; this looks rather alarming on the hangar but it so wonderful on – draped and flattering and smart enough for pretty much anything, but also comfortable. I don’t own nearly enough blouses because they so often look like they will require dry cleaning or they will be chilly, but this one is so wearable – both literally and also in practical terms.
Chrissie Check Blazer: I hesitated getting a check blazer last season – even though they were everywhere (originating at Erdem and later Anine Bing) because to wear one would, I thought, just be a bit too fashiony and kind of embarrassing, but I think they are just about everywhere now for it to be simply modern to wear one rather than silly. If you agree with me, you could do much worse than get this one.
This Anya coat is very good – it comes in chestnut and also red and it’s a cross between a cardigan, a coat and a duster. Not for very cold days but a wonderful smart/casual transeasonal item I can see being incredibly useful.
These Avebury boots are fabulous – I would buy them if I hadn’t already bought a very similar pair from M&S; quite rare to find a boot like this that isn’t totally absurd in some way, but these are a very on-point such fantastic quality. It’s worth noting that these are quite a slim fit.
There is also this very good, standard military-style jacket if you don’t already have one; comes up short-ish although not cropped.
I had a nose around this Rosalie bag and it’s rather a dead ringer for the Balenciaga Tool Bag, which I have long admired; it has a handy front zipped thing for your Oyster card and phone and then a deeper bucket section for other stuff – your Kindle, perhaps? Kiddie snacks? VODKA???