The Model and Me: Motto autumn-winter 2017

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 6 Comments

I tell you, when I find a shape of clothing that really works for me – and for so many others – I just can’t get enough of it.

I’m featuring a skirt today that I can’t get enough of. My love affair with this shape started way back in January with white, extended to last month at our Melbourne Hello Me high tea event with a patterned version and now I’ve fallen for black.

Let’s backtrack a little before I get into the magic powers of this skirt. The label is Motto. I had the privilege of meeting the mother-daughter duo (Hi Faye and Lauren!) behind this ageless fashion brand at the Melbourne event. I very much love what they do in helping women build wardrobes that make them feel fabulous.

I also love that they are an Australian-made label – something that’s not so common these days. They have stand-alone stores in Melbourne and Canberra, as well as stockists throughout Australia and online.

Back to the skirt … and another fantastic velvet piece to add to your wardrobe.

The model

Motto silver velvet princess top and black scuba bodycon skirt

Motto silver velvet princess top | Motto black scuba bodycon skirt

and me

Motto top and skirt | Nicole Fendel earrings | David Jones heels

Motto top (I’m in 16 because this is not a tunic style and I like it to skim my hips) and skirt (I’m in 14 – I was a 16 in the white earlier in the year) | Nicole Fendel earrings (similar here) | David Jones heels (last year)

Since I’ve already started on about the skirt, let’s continue, shall we? It’s made from a very forgiving weight of stretch fabric that just fits, flows and skims over the hips and tummy. Tick. Tick. Tick.

Then I love the front split and fluted hem for a bit of outfit excitement and balance out of the hips. It feels elegant and comfortable all at once.

This is the first semi-fitted top I’ve worn with this skirt style but I’m loving it. I’ve sized up to the 16 so it sits comfortably on my hips but it’s still a non-flowy style. I think it’s still flattering though with its shape and on-trend, bell sleeves. It does create a beautiful waistline silhouette. 

And the fabric? You know my love of the tactile … particularly velvet. It’s just love. I also love how when the light falls on this that it throws different shades and colours. It almost throws a green/blue colour – so luxe for autumn-winter.

So tell me, have you bought this skirt shape yet (I know quite a few of your have). Do you like the winter take on it, worked back with velvet?

The Model and Me: Motto 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.

Comments 6

  1. I have the white and just have to work out how to get rid of the “bumps” you see when on – any suggestions?? I have not worn it for that reason.. I hate seeing ” cellulite” – it was too late to send back for the black 🙁

  2. This is the best skirt! I have the original black (the same as your white one) and just love it and wear it to bits! Makes you feel so Beyonce curvy and fab <3 I've loved you in all the variations of it xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.