The Model and Me: Harlow autumn-winter 2017

The Model and Me: Harlow autumn-winter 2017

Nikki Parkinson Fashion, The Model and Me 2 Comments

My love of the t-shirt dress runs strong. It’s the dress equivalent of throwing on a pair of trackies.

Comfort levels are high, yet you feel – and look – like you’ve gone to some effort. The reality is that you’ve just added ONE garment.

Some may call it lazy. I prefer effortless. And embrace it at every turn.

This t-shirt dress is a a maxi style from Australian label Harlow. Harlow offers premium Australian-made fashion for size 12-26.

The label was born from designer Kerry Pietrobon’s desire for “fashionable” clothing in her size. Harlow’s core style is “rock chic”, with a monochorome palette and body-skimming silhouettes.

{I’ve now christened these Harlow black pants, magic pants, for that body-skimming and shaping genius – I wore them HERE}

The below t-shirt dress from the Harlow autumn-winter 2017 collection defies the signature monochrome (but it is also available in black!) but it is a wonderful, colour diversion.

The model

Harlow Love is a Stranger maxi dress

Harlow Love is a Stranger maxi dress | Harlow one love wrap

and me

Harlow maxi dress and wrap | FRANKiE4 Footwear SALLi boots | Adorne earrings | Nicole Fendel cuff

Harlow maxi dress* (I’m in size S – size XS fitted but I went for more flowing in the hips) | Harlow wrap* | FRANKiE4 SALLi boots (re-stocking in July) | Adorne earrings | Nicole Fendel cuff 

I fell hard for this colour – it’s such a gorgeous shade of blue and you know how much I love blue. Hint: almost as much as I like black!

The fabric is the softest of soft viscose elastane jersey, completely breathable and with fabulous body skimming properties.

I love that you have a number of style options with this dress. You can wear it straight down, ruched up on the side using the adjustable tie in the side seam or with a belt or tie.

I’ve worked it back with the wrap (polyester/rayon/elastane) but this dress will work well with a denim or leather bomber-style jacket.

It is a perfect match for boots, sneakers or heels (if you wanted to dress this look up), so makes a versatile travel partner.

Both pieces I’ve featured are limited edition pieces. Harlow is not about low-budget, mass production. It’s about quality pieces, manufactured in Australia. Harlow isn’t for everyone but it is for those over size 12 who buy clothing to last more than one season.

So tell me, do you love a t-shirt dress as much as I do? Are you a fan of Harlow?

The Model and Me: Harlow autumn-winter 2017

* These garments were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here. This post contains some affiliate links. If you buy something via one of these links I may receive a small commission. Full disclosure policy here.

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Gorgeous dress on you Nikki,have a great day Xx