Let It Grow - Jade Banana Leaf Swing Dress from Collectif

Are you ready for an adventure? Because that's where this Jade Banana Leaf Swing Dress from Collectif is going to take you. Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows that I already have a not so mild obsession going on with house plants, and the beautiful print of this dress does nothing to dispel this notion!

I recently posted about the ice-cream version of this Jade Swing dress from Collectif, but this Banana Leaf print is definitely the more grown up style of the two. This is a dress which I wouldn't hesitate to wear to a more formal event where the ice-cream version might not be appropriate, such as a wedding party or family celebration.

The dress itself is a dream. It's made from a textured cotton which is comfy, cool and filled with stretch. It swings beautifully making it the best dress for spinning around in, and has a fluffy shape to the skirt even without a petticoat underneath. It comes with a removable belt (although be warned, I found the belt on the UK size 22 to be a bit of a squeeze), adjustable spaghetti straps and most importantly, actual real life POCKETS!

I can barely put into words how much I love the colour palette of this dress, and I teamed it with the adorable Jessie Tropical Parrot Cardigan which is a slim fit style made from a soft stretch knit. It was also a great excuse to throw on my Monstera Leaf necklace from Sugar & Vice, and get silly in front of a faux woodland backdrop!

I cannot wait for the warm weather to come back so that I can pretty much live in this dress. It's easily jumped to being the favourite thing hanging in my wardrobe, and now I just need someone to invite me somewhere fancy so that I have an excuse to wear it!

Until next time,

Diana x ❤ x

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

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


  1. I adore anything with banana leaf. I pretty much need everything you’re wearing. You look gorgeous in these green tones.


    1. Thank you so much! I can't recommend this dress enough! :) x

  2. The whole outfit is perfect! I'm obsessed with tropical and leaves etc, in fact my bedroom is toucan wallpaper with big sage leaves and I have palm leaf bedsheets! The colours are so gorgeous on you too!

    Hannah x

    1. Oh my goodness, your home sounds like my absolute dream! x


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