Dress of the Month

I'm back! Gentle reader, I do hope you have not been suffering too many violent withdrawal symptoms. I've been on a cyberspace-free holiday as of late, but I have returned for the new season. And what better than a new 'Dress of the Month' to inspire you?

The Dress

September is 'back to school' month and there's always something about this time of year which invites a regeneration of one's wardrobe. Summer brights make way for warm autumnal hues and I must admit that, while I have adored the summer sun, I am so ready to wear tights and thick knits again. 

Pinks are dominating shop windows at present, but I'm really not sold. So, if like me you want to keep up to date with the sartorial edits, but you're not keen to be pretty in pink, this might just provide the solution.

Without further ado allow me to introduce the dress that will provide the revitalisation you need to carry you through the autumn months.

With hints of blush melting into blues, purples and reds, yellows and greys, Temperley's Feather Print Dress has it all. The gorgeous shape will provide you with a classically feminine silhouette - you'll be wearing this well into next year.

The Deets

The simple silhouette of the Feather Print Dress serves as the perfect backdrop for the intricate hand painted print. Designed in-house, this Temperley London dress depicts multi coloured feathers in fine detail and is engineered so the print areas are placed on specific areas of the body. Made of silk satin and with a nipped in waist, lean ¾ sleeve and flared skirt, this cocktail dress is luxurious as well as flattering.
  • Fabric Composition: 100% Silk
  • True to size
  • Length of garment: 92cm

Feather Print Dress
Feather Print Dress
Feather Print Dress

Feather Print Dress

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The Dress of the Week section is a celebration of design, form and elegance and I hope to introduce you to incredible, sometimes eccentric, always wonderful pieces. Enjoy...

The Designer

To launch this new section, what better than high street favourite and every woman's go-to store: Coast.

The Dress

Constantina Maxi Dress, £395

The blurb

Architectural dress shapes of the 1950's couture houses act a source of inspiration for this statement gown. The Constantina Maxi dress is a full-bodied design created with a voluminous skirt for added drama. Soft floral prints combined with a fixed-bow waist belt lend a romantic feel. This fully lined dress contains a corset which allows for freedom of movement yet retains security and form. The dress length from underarm to the shortest part of the hem at the front is 79cm/ 31 inches.
Fabric: 100% Polyester
Wash care: Dry Clean Only
Product code: 2213170498 

The reason

I saw it today in the window of Coast on London's Oxford Street and dragged the fiancĂ© into the shop. Up close it is even more visually impressive. The colours are almost iridescent; the cut unusual; and it exudes femininity. It was actually my fiancĂ© who encouraged me to try it on (a rare occurrence, reader) and as soon as he saw it, he loved it. Praise indeed! 

The shape is reminiscent of 1950s Dior and has subtle reflections of Georgian allure. The best bit is the back skirt - you can't see this on the photographs, but the train sweeps behind making this THE statement piece to be seen in at summer balls. All you need now is a masque and Casanova...

I'd also like to see it styled with opaque tights and stilettos for winter events - the look will be sharper and your legs will go on forever. 

A similar design is available in black. Sigh.

Save your pocket money, ladies. This is a must.



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