One of the things I love about Collectif is the way they have certain signature shapes that they keep bringing out in different fabrics and patterns. So when you find a style that suits your figure, you havn’t just found one new dress you feel fab in, you’ve found ten! And with every new season you get new spins on an old favourite.
The Dolores wiggle is one of their go-to styles that works for me. It’s sexy but not pornographic, dressy enough for evenings out but doesn’t make me feel overdressed in daylight and, most importantly, it’s incredibly flattering. So I was delighted to see Collectif had done a floral velvet version for AW13.
I love a bit of velvet in winter. It’s sumptuous, sophisticated and a fantastic insulator. And although I’m normally a sucker for bright colours, I actually really dig the dusky, faded hues on this frock. It gives it a more antiquey, flea market look. Because everyone knows how glamorous fleas are. Now excuse me, I’m off to visit the mosquito emporium.