The Model and Me: Bamboo Body

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 36 Comments

I’m a huge fan of lifestyle clothing pieces – pieces that need minimal care but always look good no matter where you need them to take you.

I’m also a huge fan of such pieces as they are as comfortable to wear as pyjamas or a trackie.

So, in effect, they are cheat clothes.

You get to feel the comfort, all the while being fully dressed suitable for public viewing.


This week’s featured label, Bamboo Body, offers a range of lifestyle clothing pieces in, you guessed it, fabric made from bamboo.

Bamboo fabric is softer and more breathable than cotton. It also has the ability to draw moisture away from the body as well as anti-bacterial and anti-odour properties.

The bamboo plant itself is a sustainable source for fabric – it grows quickly, doesn’t need too much water, sucks up carbon dioxide and releases more oxygen than trees.

The sisters behind Bamboo Body fell in love with the fabric for its feel but also its sustainability.

The Bamboo Body pieces have also been UV tested and have come back with UPF 50+ rating.

The model

Bamboo Body Sophie top and pocket pants

Bamboo Body Sophie top $59.95 and Pocket pants $89.95

and me

Bamboo Body top and pants | Charli Bird scarf | Freya & Sabine sandals

Bamboo Body top* (I’m wearing size 16) and pants* (I’m wearing size 14) | Charli Bird scarf* | Freya & Sabine sandals*

This outfit is as comfortable to wear as it looks. These are both pieces that slot very much into my existing wardrobe.

Good, basic, trans-seasonal pieces that can be layered and changed to suit the occasion.

Wear with flats as I’ve done here – got to love a rose gold – or heels as in the model photo.

Add wedges, a scarf and blazer and this makes a suitable work outfit.

The tee is relaxed but sizing up to the 16 worked best for me on the hips. With the pants I sized down to a 14.

Have you worn bamboo? Are you fan of lifestyle clothing pieces such as these?

The Model and Me: Bamboo Body

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

PS. Don’t forget, the Spring Styling You Shop is open until September 30. Some pieces are already sold out. Don’t miss out on your favourites. 

Comments 36

  1. Thank you for this great review, I’ve just purchased the pocket pants in Black.

    I’m a stuck in the rut type girl who’s all about wearing my military uniform + pt gear. I all about comfort. But that doesn’t leave much room for femininity. That was until I found you, your blog and your book Nikki. Little by little you’re inspiring me to make fashion choices that are not only practical, comfortable but also capture the everyday style of real women.

    From the bottom of my heart I just wanted to say, THANK YOU. You make a difference in my life.

    Lia xxx

  2. Cheat clothes! Love it! I have a bamboo drape top a friend gave me and the feel of it is so super luxe. Easy care is where it’s at for me. Loving the navy and blush combo. Looks polished yet relaxed!

  3. Beautiful pants, Nikki. I’ve got bamboo sheets for my bed and they are like a cloud to sleep on. I’ve just popped onto their website – what stunning things they have! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. 🙂 xx

  4. Love these pieces Nikki,you look lovely,comfortable and chic!
    Yes I own a few pieces of bamboo clothing and a dress I wear a lot in summer from this company,love clothing that’s easy care and looks good,great transeasonal look Nikki Xx

  5. I love bamboo! thanks nikki!
    and love the outfit! … so easy and comfy!
    dressed up or down!
    bamboo washes beautifully and gets softer each time!
    enjoy your day hun! love m:)X

  6. I love a lifestyle piece, and am well stocked up with Mela Purdue and Metalicus which have done me very well on this trip so far. However I have not got into bamboo as yet. I seem to remember feeling some pieces in the past and liking the softness but I wonder how crushable are these pieces, Nikki?

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