12/21/2015

All I Want For Christmas - AW Delights from Collectif

It's not secret that Collectif are something of a clothing store crush for me. Not only are their vintage repro designs an utter delight, but they have several styles of dresses perfect for big busted babes. The Dolores and Mimi are two of my favourites shapes from them, and with party season in full swing, I had decided to treat myself in the run up to Christmas.

The first one I tried on was the Mini Dolores Doll Feral Dress (£40), which is a shorter version of their original Dolores designs. Perfect for parties, the leopard print is bold and fun, with a flared skirt, puffy sleeves which can be worn on and off the shoulders and a nipped in waist. The sweetheart neckline is perfect for a larger bust, and the fuller skirt looks brilliant with a petticoat stuffed underneath it.

Perfect for dancing the night away in, I can't wait to see what other prints they bring out in this sassy shorter version for SS16.

The other dress I ordered was the Mimi Polka Dot Dress (£40). I ordered it on a bit of a whim as I was worried that the higher neckline might feel a little tight, but the fabric's stretch ensured the perfect fit.

A little more demure that the Dolores style, the sweetheart neckline and lightly puffed sleeves made me feel like a dolly. As ever the skirt is a frou-frou 50s dream, and just needs a wide belt added for some pin-up perfection.

I recently wore my Dolores out to a Christmas party, teamed with a Christmas cardigan and for some reason, matching tinsel! If you're still looking for your dream dress for Christmas Day or New Years Eve, the Collective babes are currently having a 30% sale off on selected lines in store and online.

Until next time,

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6 comments

  1. Love the Dolores so very much - I fear my wardrobe won't be complete until I have one so perhaps I should just bite the bullet? You look fantastic - particularly with the tinsel!

    C xx
    http://curvygirlthin.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you lovely - I cannot recommend them enough! They are so comfy to wear too. :) x

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  2. Collectif is one of my favourite brands, I absolutely love them! You look gorgeous in these dresses - the leopard print is my personal favourite!

    Lottie xx
    http://lottielamour.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much darling - hope you have to a wonderful Christmas! X

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  3. I thought the dolores mini would be a lot shorter- I'm really surprised! It looks amazing and I agree with you totally party appropriate.

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    1. Thanks Jodie! :) I'm 5'6" and it really is the perfect length! :) x

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