The Model and Me Hunt + Kelly Summer 2017

The Model and Me: Hunt + Kelly summer 2017

Nikki Parkinson Fashion, The Model and Me 9 Comments

On of my summer staples in the wardrobe department is the t-shirt dress.

I love them for many reasons. Below are just a few.

It’s a throw-on garment situation. In one swift move, you’re dressed and ready.

You FEEL comfortable all day, like pyjamas comfortable.

You can dress it up or dress it down simply by switching shoes and accessories, making the t-shirt dress a fabulous travel partner.

The shape of a t-shirt dress can vary from a tube/tank style through to a-line, tunic and cocoon style.

This post’s featured t-shirt dress falls into the cocoon-style camp and is from the Hunt + Kelly summer 2017 collection.

The model

Hunt + Kelly Tabitha dress | Summer 2017

Hunt + Kelly Tabitha dress (model is size 8 on left and size 14 on right – both are wearing the same size 2 dress)

and me

Hunt and Kelly dress | FRANKiE4 Footwear sandals

Hunt + Kelly dress (I’m in size 3) | FRANKiE4 Footwear LiBBi sandals

Hunt Kelly Tabitha dress close up

A cocoon-style t-shirt dress is never going to look good on the hanger. It comes to life when it drapes over a body.

It loves curves and harnesses them to help create shape in the dress when worn. 

It’s my favourite style of t-shirt dress for comfort because it’s lovely and loose to wear but not tent-like in its proportions.

I just love the way this dress sits on me. You could let it also fall off the shoulder for an alternative look.

My inner bowerbird LOVES the subtle sequinned detailing on the sleeves.

I’ve worn with sandals here but I’d also wear this dress with white sneakers for an even more casual look or nude heels to dress up for a lunch out with the girls.

This dress comes in three sizes. The models are both wearing size 2; I’m in size 3 for a more relaxed look. Prefer it more fitted? Then size down.

So tell me, do you love a t-shirt dress as much as I do? And how about the sequins?!

The Model and Me Hunt + Kelly Summer 2017

* These garments were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here. Full disclosure policy here


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  • merilyn

    i love this one thanks nikki!
    anything that feels like pjs is a winner for me!
    great for relaxing on the deck with a mocktail!
    much love m:)X

  • Jools

    I love a cocoon t-shirt dress I have a black metalicus one in my wardrobe that I’ve worn for 3 or 4 years now. Great to throw on for the school run with flats and lovely with heels (wedges), and a long pendant necklace (I have a lovely dinosaur designs one my middle son gave me for my 50th) for a girls lunch. So easy to wear and airy on those hot days!
    I love the sleeve detail on this one so shall check it out. Thanks Nikki

    • They are so easy for the school run Jools! No thought required. Love the sound of that DD necklace!

  • I love a t-shirt dress too – I can’t stop buying them! My latest is a simple black number but I reckon I could happily add a gray one in to the mix! Gorgeous! x

  • Kathryn

    Now that looks super comfortable and I love the sleeve detail, nice little different touch. Would be perfect for plane travel. I just ordered my first pair of Frankie4 sandals, I was tossing up between the ones you have on and the NAT. Ended up with the NAT, really looking forward to getting them. Next up, a pair of their new sneakers for winter 😀 x

    • Yes, it would be great for plane travel – domestic or short haul! And great decision re the KATs!

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Yes I do love a T shirt dress Nikki they are comfy cool and can look very glam!
    Love this one on you Nikki Xx