Swishability is something I very much look for in a dress or skirt and the new Anannasa Lisa dress comes with a swish factor second to none.
This is a label I’ve featured here and loved for many years. The label is Brisbane based but designer Sher brings skills to her designs from many years of living and working overseas in the fashion industry.
Anannasa means “pineapple” in Hindi and the name reflects Sher’s love for both the fruit and the Indian sub-continent, which regularly inspires her and her work.
The label’s autumn-winter collection has just launched online and with its many boutique stockists. The Anannasa Lisa dress featured here is really something else. Scroll on for details.
Green is not a colour a naturally gravitate to but there was something about this particular shade. The depth of green very much suits an autumn or winter wardrobe palette and it was love at first sight when I first tried it on.
The fabric is a high quality modal which is been spun from beech trees. It flows and drapes over the body like silk and feels so luxe on the skin.
The boat-neck, three-quarter sleeve design falls to a ruffle-tiered drop waist skirt with a high-low hem. The swishability factor comes from the full bias-cut flounce at the hem.
The extra long sash is optional. Worn without the sash, there is still shape to the body of the dress. You could also sub in your own belt. This is the kind of dress you could style with heels for a wedding or special occasion. I’ve worn with heeled ankle boots here, a look I’d opt for if heading out to lunch with girlfriends.
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.
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