The Model and Me: Ever looked at a model wearing an item of clothing that appeals to you and dismissed the purchase out of hand? Yep, me too. Well, I’m here to tell you that you SHOULD get into that change room and give the object of your desire a try. You may not look like the model (I don’t, I’m a size 14), but you never know, it just may look right for you.
I know I’ve become a bit of an evangelist about all things colour this season. I’ve surprised even myself. You see, until about August this year, I was a confirmed black wardrobe lover. Black tops, black pants, black shoes, black necklaces … I have them all.
And yes, you haven’t missed anything. I still live in Queensland.
As part of my black wardrobe, I also have a whole sub section dedicated to black dresses: from ball gowns to cocktail frocks and beach throw-overs and pretty much everything in between.
So, it surprised even me that I needed ANOTHER black dress.
But this one called to me (you did know clothes can talk, didn’t you?). Quite frankly, this one had me at its name: The Magical Dress.
It’s from the spring-summer 11-12 collection by iconic Australian label, Feathers, which in its 40th year has proved that style doesn’t stop once you reach the big 4-0.
Founded by Margaret Porritt in 1972, Feathers has grown to become one of Australia’s most iconic fashion brands. Encapsulating practicality, sophistication and style, Feathers offers women of all ages classic designs with utmost quality and elegance. Spring Summer 2011 sees Feathers move into a more directional space, adhering to the newer more youthful customer. Collections include luxe tees and tanks in the finest tobacco leather, monochromatic draped dresses that are effortlessly worn day or night, and the perfect summer t-shirts – oversized, soft and to be worn slightly off one shoulder.
Here’s what the model looks like:
And here is me:
Can you see why this dress is called Magical? The cut and the gathering creates a slimmer shape AND you can still go out and enjoy a three-course meal without feeling uncomfortable.
The zip in the front creates interest and a flattering neckline. It can be worn with heels as pictured. I also wore it with flats last weekend and felt just as good. That’s a big win in my wardrobe books.
Oh, and if you’re after colour … it comes in red too.
For stockists, visit: www.feathersboutique.com.au
Disclosure: This dress was sent to me for editorial consideration.