Check That List Twice - Manon Baptiste Checked Midi Shirt Dress from Navabi

Now that the winter weather has started to rear it's chilly head, I've been searching high and low for the warmest outfits where I don't feel completely overloaded in millions of layers. Step forward style saviours Navabi, with this beautiful Checked Midi Shirt Dress from Manon Baptiste. If you're looking for something equal parts cool and cosy, this is definitely worth checking out.

I love the Manon Baptiste ranges every single season. Bold prints, beautiful tailoring and stunning fabrics make for versatile, eye-catching collections. This print though, absolutely stole my heart (and for those who'd prefer it in a shirt style, click here.)  It spoke to my grunge sensibilities, but in a very wearable everyday sort of way.

Available up to a UK size 28, the dress is made from a heavy 100% cotton fabric which feels both comfortable and cosy. It's a midi length which flares out at the waist, with a matching fabric belt to cinch you in. The fit is pretty spot on, and although I sized up to accommodate a larger bust, I suspect I might not have needed to. The long sleeves hit exactly where they should which always feels like such a rariety, and the high shirt collar will keep you warm without feeling restricted. It's pretty much the perfect adult version of teenage me's dream grunge dress. So of course I had to pair it with some chunky DM style boots, ready to join the girls at the front at all the gigs!

I've always been wary of wearing shirt dresses as my bust is prone to popping open buttons, but this season I've really embraced it and the fit on the Navabi ones always feels so spot on. (You can see my review of my other Navabi favourite here.) It just goes to show that you should never shy away from trying things you love, just because of how you think they'll look.

* Dress was sent as a gift. All photos, opinions and words are my own.

Until next time,

Diana x ❤ x

(All photos (c) Diana Thompson / Fashion Loves Photos unless otherwise stated. Please do not reproduce without written permission.)


  1. Navabi really do nail all things fit related! This dress fits perfectly doesn't it? I love how you grunged it up with your adorable DM style boots. Need to dust mine off!


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