The Model and Me: Motto

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 5 Comments

It’s no secret around here that I’m a fan of the little black dress. My wardrobe is full of them.

Like stripes and leopard print, I can never have too many.

I don’t subscribe to the theory that black makes you look older … much like I don’t subscribe to most silly fashion rules.

I like wearing black, so I do.

A little black dress never lets me down. For casual – or evening – she is so reliable and open to any accessorising possibility.

Today’s Model and Me piece is, you guessed it, an LBD … but with a twist. It’s from Australian, family-run fashion label, Motto.

The model

MOTTO Cannes dress

Motto Cannes dress $129.95

and me

Motto Cannes dress | Nine West heels

Motto Cannes dress* (I’m wearing size 16 and am 166cm) | Nine West heels (from last year)

This dress is currently on pre-order – it’s in demand and it’s not difficult to understand why.

Like all the Motto pieces in my wardrobe, this drapes just so beautifully. I love the simplicity of the styling and the way the dress gives the illusion of being two or three pieces.

It is, however, just one piece.

The crepe top floats over the jersey skirt with a choker neckpiece adding a great finishing detail.

I love how the top part of the dress falls to create the illusion of a waist, while the skirt skims and streamlines over the stomach and hips.

It’s a dress you can wear as is if the weather is mild but layer up with tights, boots and a coat if it’s cold.

It’s ideal for travel – a weekend away or further afield – as it can be accessorised to suit any occasion.

So tell me, do you love an LBD with a twist?

 The Model and Me: Motto

* This piece was gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy hereFull disclosure policy here.


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Comments 5

  1. I love it! … just gorgeous on everyone nikki!
    I have a bag just like the model’s! had it forever and still love it!
    hand made I might add! … somethings are just meant to last!
    we are off to big smoke brissy tomorrow hun!
    all packed in small case, but mr m has my shoes!!!:))X
    enjoy your day! much love m:)X

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