The Model and Me: Belle Bird spring-summer 2019

The Model and Me: Belle Bird spring-summer 2019

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 2 Comments

Let the new season of Model and Me posts begin! Yes, while it may indeed be winter, in Fashion Land, the seasons have a changed and the first of the spring-summer styles are starting to land in store and online.

I thought I’d ease you into the new season gently with pieces that can be worn now with layers but de-layered as it warms up. 

This stunning leopard print wrap dress from the new Belle Bird spring-summer 2019 collection at Birdsnest definitely fits that bill. Word from The Nest is that this style is selling fast across all sizes. I’m so not surprised.

The model

Belle Bird leopard print wrap dress

Belle Bird leopard print wrap dress

and me

Belle Bird leopard print wrap dress | FRANKiE4 footwear LiSA heels in tan

Belle Bird leopard print wrap dress (I’m wearing size 14) | FRANKiE4 footwear LiSA heels in tan (re-stocked!) | Bag not current

Now, if you’ve been following around here for a while you’ll know that I do struggle with wrap dresses. I have a short waist and a sizeable bust (16D). This combination means the wrap bit often gapes because of a lack of fabric around the bust. 

I do have some gaping with this style but it was easily fixed by a discreet safety pin. The wrap works because there is enough fabric in the bust part of the wrap. Birdsnest’s Belle Bird range is designed for women with curves (in sizes 8-24) so I think this is why this particular cut works for me.

The fabric is a silky-feel polyester that doesn’t crush (perfect for work or travel). The kimono-style sleeves add interest but also breathability in the summer months. And the modern leopard print packs a powerful punch.

Wear now with tights, boots and a coat. De-layer later and wear with a heeled sandal or pump. This is a versatile style that will serve you well.

So, tell me, are you a wrap-dress queen? Struggle with this style like I do?

The Model and Me: Belle Bird spring-summer 2019

* This piece was kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration.

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