So Very Plaid Indeed - Manon Baptiste Checked Shirt Dress from Navabi

About a year ago, I reviewed this fantastic Manon Baptist dress from Navabi and was so excited when they dropped this red and black check variant as part of their Autumn Winter range. When it arrived at my door as a gift from the brand, I could have exploded with happiness. As a 90s child, it's the greebo / grunge dress of my dreams, and perfect as we step into the colder weather during the latter part of autumn.

So first things first, whilst the dress was sent by Navabi as a gift, my excitement and love for it is genuine. From the 100% cotton flannel which will keep me warm and toasty in the winter, to the stunning way the dress is cut with the cute matching fabric tie belt at the waist, this dress is worth every penny. It's an investment piece for sure at £120, but one which will wear well and forever stay a classic wardrobe staple.

Manon Baptiste Checked Shirt Dress in red / black
As someone who has quite dry, sensitive skin, I really appreciate that the dress is made from 100% cotton flannel, making it both breathable and hypo-allergenic as well as incredibly soft and long lasting. It's also nice to find a dress which hits me at just the right point below the knee. At 5'6, I often find that most midi lengths come a bit too low and sit at a really awkward length on me. This one is just right, and with the a-line shape skimming over my body, it's such an easy dress to wear. Just team with some black tights and ankle boots and you're good to go!

I always find red check to be such an iconic yet rebellious print, probably because it puts me in mind of how the punk movement re-appropriated plaid. But whether Vivienne Westwood Red or Cher Horowitz yellow, it's definitely a style which is here to stay and my 90s girl heart couldn't be happier.

Until next time,

Diana x ❤ x

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  1. Love this dress on you. The purple hair looks fab too.


  2. Loving this look on you love, this dress is cute and I'm glad that it is breathable!


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