Rixo’s new collection is bringing us much needed joy right now


It might be hard not to panic amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, but whilst we are being extra cautious (wash your hands people), we are also looking at the positives, and sometimes that includes retail therapy.

And it certainly looks like the ladies behind Rixo recognise the positive impact a pretty dress can have on someone, with their new collection bringing a lot of joy already.

As per usual, the collection is heavily vintage-inspired, and this season, there's a healthy dose of the 60s and 80s mixing in with the 70s vibes from last season.

Think high neck floral dresses, crochet tops, halterneck slip dresses, dip dye skirts and puff-sleeve prairie dresses.

The prints are unapologetically bold and colourful too, with ditzy floral patchworks, neon florals, rainbow gradients, paisleys and gold details adorning everything from bikinis to scrunchies.

Shop my favourite styles below - they might not be a cure to the virus, but they'll certainly put a smile on your face.

Shop now: Crochet Long Sleeve Top for £245 from RIXO

Shop now: Mia Short Sleeved Midi Dressfor £265 from RIXO

Shop now: Jackie Mini Shirt Dress for £235 from RIXO

Shop now: Linda Long Sleeve Midi Dress for £295 from RIXO

Shop now: Lolita High Neck Mini Dress for £195 from RIXO

Shop now: Opal Midi Slip Dress for £285 from RIXO

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.