The Model and Me: Fabrik

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 22 Comments

I do love coming across independent fashion labels that are offering fabulous alternatives for women looking for something a little different in their wardrobe mix.

I love even more bringing those finds to you.

The latest discovery is the label Fabrik.

Fabrik is the brainchild of Sarah Hardie. Sarah previously worked alongside the amazing Lee Matthews – where her love of hand embroidery, vintage fabric and muted tones was borne. (Lee Matthews’ designs were a favourite on Nina Proudman on Offspring.)

Fabrik offers baby, girls and women’s clothing. The women’s collection is a beautiful mix of classic, vintage-inspired and boho designs.

Let’s take a look at one of my faves from the current collection:

The model

Fabrik Goddess dress in fleur

Fabrik Goddess maxi dress in fleur print $120

and me

Fabrik Goddess maxi dress in fleur print | Ruby Olive bangles | ZK Footwear platforms | Uberkate necklace

Fabrik Goddess maxi dress in fleur print (I’m wearing size 4) | Ruby Olive bangles | ZK Footwear platforms | Uberkate necklace

Ok, so I realise why this dress was called “Goddess” because you FEEL like a goddess the minute you put it on.

It’s a stretch rayon fabric that’s not too light or heavy. Just right.

The indigo print is super forgiving. The cut works all kinds of magic as you can position the elastic and waist tie to suit your waist – or in my case, upper waist.

The sleeves drape down in just the right way and the v neckline sits low but not in a revealing way.

This is definitely a dress for those who are breastfeeding and looking for a summer dress for the party/holiday season.

{Update: since writing this post, it’s sold out in two sizes but pre-orders are being taken. Use the contact us page to secure your size if it’s not showing.}

I’ve worked the dress back with a tan platform and a bangle stack. Keeping it simple was definitely the aim.

Maxi dresses by their very nature contain a lot of fabric. To avoid such a garment overwhelming you, keep the silhouette streamlined and not distracted.

This one balances out a possible overwhelm with the deep v neckline and defined waist.

Take it to your next lunch or barbecue, you’ll feel every inch the goddess you are.

Do you love a maxi dress for summer styling?

The Model and Me: Fabrik

* I’m 166cm and usually a size 14-16. This frock was gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here.


Summer 2015 Styling You Shop

You’ll find more summer style inspiration in the Summer Styling You Shop. Have you checked it out yet? There are 21 pieces and inspiration on how to wear those pieces 28 different ways. Don’t miss out – the shop closes midnight this Thursday.

Styling You Summer Shop 2015

Comments 22

  1. What a beautiful shaped dress, I would imagine it would work for most people. I love a printed dress too, works wonderfully for disguising little mishaps when out with a toddler 🙂

  2. Just love this! The dress does not come in my size however 🙂 I will look out for similar style in my size for the same look…

  3. wow, love discovering new brands that are local and what i would consider not too pricey. the kids stuff is beautiful too! cannot wait for the new nina updates with the next series either!!!

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