If the launch of the iPhone 6 is making yours feel a bit last season, we can help. Your phone might not be the new kid on the block, but it’s been around long enough to be styled by some of the world’s biggest, most fabulous fashion houses. Which means you can give it a makeover so striking, no one will even notice it’s not the new model.
Here’s our pick of the most original, beautiful and practical designer cases for the iPhone 5 from your favourite fashion brands. And because we know the pain of lusting after something we can’t have, they’re all available now in the UK. Just click the pics to shop.[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”Next”]
Best for standing out from the crowd: Moschino
Moschino’s colourful, cartoony silicone cases guarantee you’ll spot your phone from across the room.
There’s also a handy black and gold option with attached cross-body chain, so you can carry your phone like a clutch bag. Our favourite is definitely the melty ice cream, though. Aww.[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”Next”]
Best for subtle style: Ted Baker
OK, you can’t really call a pug wearing a crown ‘subtle’, but Mr. Baker does also make some beautifully simple snap-on cases that give the back of your phone a little more elegance than a honking great Apple logo.[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”Next”]
Best for style mavens: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Jacobs’ diffusion line offers an amazingly huge range of iPhone cases, ranging from gorgeous to gaudy. These are our top 3.[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”Next”]
Best for black and gold, black and gold, black and gold: Michael Kors
There’s a pretty distinct theme with a lot of Michael Kors’ iPhone cases, but we like them more for that. They look much tougher than a lot of the girly cases out there, and they’ll go with absolutely anything. Except silver.[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”Next”]
Best for pattern fans: Kate Spade
What better to drop into your beautiful Kate Spade handbag than an iPhone clad in the same? Her range of clip-on cases comes in a whole bundle of colours and patterns – one to match every outfit.[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”Next”]
Best for Instagrammers: Paul Smith
You won’t be surprised to hear that Paul Smith makes quite a few iPhone cases in his signature striped pattern. But there are also some with beautiful retro photography, while still keeping a nod to the brand.[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”Next”]
Best for art aficionados: Givenchy
The House of Givenchy has a talent for the iconic, and their iPhone cases are no exception. Simple, striking and beautiful, they turn the back of your phone into a work of art.[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”Next”]
Best for big personalities: Lulu Guinness
Lulu’s bold, bright iPhone clutches carry the same simple, graphic style as her handbag collection – even down to the famous lips motif. Plus there’s room for a few credit cards.[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”Next”]
Best for shopaholics: Bloomingdale’s
The world famous Little Brown Bags have been transformed into an adorable iPhone case. Unsurprisingly, this is exclusive to Bloomingdale’s, but they do ship to the UK.[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”Next”]
Bonus round: best for blaggers: the not-so-Chanel No5 case
We spotted Kelly Osbourne with an amazing Chanel No5 iPhone case and looked everywhere to track it down for you. Sadly, as she says herself, it’s not real. But it is fabulous. Sigh.
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