The Model and Me: Ella and Sunday spring-summer 2018

The Model and Me: Ella and Sunday spring-summer 2018

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 6 Comments

It’s quite amusing that natural fibres has been deemed a “trend” for spring-summer 2018. Amusing because, HELLO, it’s summer. It’s hot. Natural fibres in clothing are a no brainer. And it’s not as if they’re NOT to be found every summer.

What’s happened this summer is that the spotlight has been shined on linen, cotton and silk, so a bit like when we think about buying a new car and suddenly see that make and model everywhere, we’re now seeing natural fibres everywhere. That’s a big yay from me.

One Queensland label that’s had natural fibres at the core of its collections since launching 2015 is Ella and Sunday and the Ella and Sunday spring-summer 2018 collection is no exception. 

Below I’m featuring a fave dress style that I think you’re going to love too.

The model

Ella and Sunday Angelica Dress

Ella and Sunday Angelica Dress

and me

Ella and Sunday dress | FRANKiE4 Footwear KYRA heels in wheat

Ella and Sunday dress (I’ve sized up from 14-16 for room around the bust) | FRANKiE4 Footwear KYRA heels in wheat

The Angelica dress, pictured on me in navy and Kirsten below in pale pink, is a new shape for Ella and Sunday and I’m loving it. It’s a cotton-linen fabric, lined with lightweight cotton, that packs a summer statement thanks to a gathered high waist, square neckline, bell sleeves and retro ric rac ribbon trim.

I love the mix of relaxed and soft structure in the way this dress drapes. It’s the type of dress that works for a lunch event/occasion at this time of year, working equally as well with a low heel as a high heel or even a wedge. The length is perfect for my 166cm, hitting at the top of the knee.

I love both colours in this style. The navy and white is striking in its contrast; the pale pink and white stunning in its soft simplicity.

Kirsten from @kirstenandco wearing Ella and Sunday Angelica dress in pink

Kirsten from @kirstenandco wearing Ella and Sunday Angelica dress in pale pink (Kirsten sized up from 12 to 14 for a better fit on her arms)

So, tell me, is this a dress style that you can see yourself wearing? Love natural fibres in your clothing for summer?

The Model and Me: Ella and Sunday spring-summer 2018

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


As seen on Instagram

Solito shirt | Zarc Clothing shorts | FRANKiE4 Footwear WiLLOW heelsThere’s a new place to check out all the outfits I’m wearing each week – and it’s right here on the blog. Head to THIS PAGE for all the details, including sizing and links to buy. The most recent outfits are shown at the top. I’m 166cm tall and usually wear a size 14. I’m ambassador for FRANKiE4, birdsnest and Motto, so I love sharing what’s new from these brands.


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Spring-summer 2018 Styling You Shop edit 4Save 20% on remaining stock in our a carefully chosen edit of clothing and accessory pieces that enable the busy woman to update her wardrobe quickly and without stress. Our spring-summer 2018 edit has been so well received that we’ve only got limited stock remaining in all styles. If there was something you had your eye on, now’s the time to add to cart. Most of the pieces for sale are proudly made in Australia. 


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Comments 6

  1. After seeing this navy dress on you I bought it and it arrived in the mail yesterday. I’ve never worn anything like it before but tried it on and all the fam bam said it looked great and they were glad to see me something not so baggy!!!! Thanks for the inspiration to try something I’d not normally wear!

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  2. Beautiful dress which I would happily wear. I am loving this trend as even the chain stores have a few natural fibre items. Can’t understand why it has taken manufacturers and designers so long to realise that when it’s hot we don’t want to wear clothes that cannot breathe! Keep the linen and cotton coming

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