Fancy, Fabulous, Flouncing, Flamingos!
Posted on June 25 2017
I refuse to create fashion that is specifically for winter or the cooler parts of the year. Those lower temperatures make up only 25% of our calendar year, so why give them anymore than 25% of my design attention!? Lol. It can be summer all year round with Louella DeVille Clothing!
I wasn't ever going to use this fabric - it was the furthest from my mind when I had the new Polly Sarong in my thoughts, a traditional hawaiian style fabric in very similiar colours was on the production table ready to be cut, and unfortunately it was not meant to be! The whole bolt of fabric was water damaged and unsalvagable which made me super sad. I had planned to do mens shirts as well... but oh well.
The next best thing, was this fabulous, vibrant, (but very commonly used) Flamingo Island fabric! But boy am I glad it was the 2nd best option! It really suits the styles I have produced it in, and if you've been lucky you may of been able to snap up the Bettie skirt in a few recent sale promotions! But alas, she is back to full price now, sorry! But as you may already know, all LDV clothing is very affordable - and with afterpay you can shop now and pay later.
Bettie is a gathered skirt, with 2" waist band, and hidden side pockets. She's full, she's fun, she's very flirty. You can wear it with or without a petticoat, and if you're worried about keeping warm in your "summer wardrobe" you can simply add a long sleeved top, cardigan, or stockings!
My Polly dress was my very first dress style released and it has been my top selling dress out of the whole range. So it definately made sense to produce this style in other variations. Cue sarong dress!
Why a sarong dress you ask? Sarong styles are more flattering than a traditional pencil style. The gathers at the front create a flattering way to hide mummy tummies and accentuate your waist, rather than your hips or tummy. It features the same great adjustable tie straps and elastic bust, and also hidden side zipper. It is a faux sarong style, so no fiddling with the tie to get it sitting right, it will be perfect every time you wear it. It also comes with a removable bolero to cover your back and the tops of your arms.
Both of these gorgeous garments are available now in sizes 6-22! Remember to always check measurements for each garment to ensure a perfect fit.
All accessories are also available seperately, check out the huge range online now.
Until next time, remember to #eatsleeppinuprepeat!
<3 Bek xx