Trend of the week: Novelty t-shirts

Get noticed with a novel tee, says Annmarie O’Connor.


Offbeat, irreverent and easy-to-wear, the novelty tee is more than just a fun fashion fling.

It’s a pick me up for rainy summer days, the antidote to interminable sales rails and an instant conversation starter.

Think of it as a tattoo – only less permanent and totally painless. Now, which one will you choose?


Dial down a playful tee with a full skirt or a wear with a classic biker and skinnies.

* Make like Irish designer Natalie B Coleman and opt for ruffles, artsy prints and luxe fabrics.

* Relive your Irish youth with some of the best Irish-isms from Cork t-shirt company Hairy Baby. Just remember to turn off the immersion.

* Not a fan of slogans? Choose a low-fi painterly print instead.


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