We are a nation of cover ups...
Fashion label Minuet Petite reveals a staggering 95 per cent of its customers are obsessed about covering their arms.
The bolero has found its place as the ultimate bingo wing concealer.
Buyers at the classic and occasionwear brand have noticed a recent boom in sales. Around 95 per cent of its customers purchase a matching bolero cover up when buying a dress.
Kate Moss put boleros back on the fashion map in 2007 following her appearance at Glastonbury wearing a black lace number. Since then, it has graced catwalks, high street stores, celebrities and royalty alike.
But it’s nothing new; the bolero jacket first appeared in women’s wardrobes in the late eighteenth century during the Victorian period, after taking inspiration from Spanish cattle herders.
It slowly crept into mainstream fashion, adopting various forms from bejewelled to tailored and structured to lace.
James Randall, Marketing Director at the Jacques Vert Group said: “Boleros allow our customers to wear a sleeveless or strapless dress with confidence. Almost every dress at Minuet Petite is accompanied with a version.”