The Model and Me: RicRac Road Themyscira Dress

The Model and Me: RicRac Road Themyscira Dress

Nikki Parkinson Fashion, The Model and Me Leave a Comment

Kellie Ritchie has been a lifelong dress collector and a year ago (yes, just before the world changed!) she brought her love of frocks to life, launching her own label RicRac Road. This RicRac Road Themyscira dress is just the ticket to take you from balmy summer through to autumn.

Oh, and you might just recognised Kellie’s two models! Hello Stace and Brooke! Thank you Kellie for featuring your garments of two different sizes. It really does make a huge difference when shopping online.

The model(s)

RicRac Road Themyscira Dress

RicRac Road Themyscira Dress (left on size XL; right on size S)

and me

RicRac Road The Model and Me: RicRac Road Themyscira Dress | FRANKiE4 Footwear ELENA sneakers in white/gold

RicRac Road Themyscira Dress (I’m wearing L) | FRANKiE4 Footwear ELENA sneakers in white/gold

It’s absolutely impossible not to feel amazing wearing this dress. Well, in my opinion. Once recent Friday, I took it from photoshoot-ready with sneakers and a blazer through to date night dinner out with more jewellery and heels. 

The autumnal colours in this peacock print are popped by a gold thumb print overlay. Kellie stresses that this is a handwash-only garment to minimise fade on the gold. The shirred bodice makes for a comfortable fit with a double frill offering extra detailing. The spaghetti straps are adjustable but you could also tuck them in for a strapless dress.

If you’re looking for other layering options as we head into the cooler months, add a denim jacket with sneakers or a leather jacket with tan boots. Meanwhile, many of us can wear as is but feel like we’re giving a nod to autumn at the same time.

The skirt of the dress is line and falls and drapes beautifully. There’s a definite swish factor to this dress.

RicRac Road dress | Styling You The Label blazer | FRANKiE4 Footwear ELENA sneakers

RicRac Road dress | Styling You The Label blazer | FRANKiE4 Footwear ELENA sneakers

RicRac Road dress | FRANKiE4 Footwear FiONA heels | See by Chloe bag | Illsteva sunglasses

RicRac Road dress (I’m in size L*) | FRANKiE4 Footwear FiONA heels | See by Chloe bag | Illsteva sunglasses

Check out the full RicRac range HERE.

The Model and Me: RicRac Road Themyscira Dress


About the Model and Me concept

If you’re new to Styling You, my Model and Me posts are in their 11th year. I know, I can’t believe it either.

I started them because so many of my then personal styling clients (I stopped seeing clients in 2012) could not imagine themselves in the clothes they saw on models in campaign images in store, in magazines or online. This is pre-Instagram. Just. And definitely pre-brands showcasing their garments on more than just the traditional model size. 

I wanted to offer a different visual perspective from what was visible to the fashion consumer. It’s not a better visual perspective. It’s just a DIFFERENT one. I took that six steps further in 2019 when I started my own label, choosing to invest in photographing all our garments on each size that we sell. 

The Model and Me posts have continued – they are designed to help you understand your size in a garment  but also to support and champion fellow independent fashion labels I love.

*My measurements: I usually wear size 12/14 depending on the shape of the garment. I’m 166cm tall. My bra size is 16C (104cm); waist 91cm; hip 109cm.

For more Model and Me, click HERE to see the archive.

Unless otherwise stated, the product has been gifted to me for editorial consideration. If it’s made it to one of these posts, it means I love it and would totally buy myself. Sometimes the links may be affiliate commission links, meaning if you buy after clicking through from my page, I may receive a small commission but you don’t pay anymore.

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