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Just Cavalli Wolf and Jewels Print Tunic Dress

Just Cavalli Wolf and Jewels Print Tunic Dress

My choice for now and later at my-wardrobe.com

The Autumn Winter 2012 ranges are starting to fill the shops, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be getting a bit excited about what the new season has to offer.

I’ve been taking a look at some of the new season ranges at my-wardrobe.com, who are introducing thirty new brands this season, including the iconic French handbag design company Jerome Dreyfuss and Roberto Cavalli’s Just Cavalli brand, to name just two. Looking through the new season pieces which have started to appear on the site, I’m so tempted by some of the gorgeous new dresses, that I want to wear them right now, in the middle of summer! So here is my pick from the Autumn Winter 2012 season that I can wear now – and later!

Moschino Cheap and Chic Zip Front Leather Knee High Boots

Moschino Cheap and Chic Zip Front Leather Knee High Boots

My choice of dress just has to be the Just Cavalli Wolf and Jewels Print Tunic Dress, pictured left. It’s a really opulent printed tunic with an amazing wolf print and the thing about a tunic is – you can wear it as a mini dress during the warmer months, as the model on the left has done, teaming it with bare legs or nude tights and pair of court shoes (the model is wearing the Diane Von Furstenberg Anette shoes, also available at my-wardrobe.com).

Sara Berman Skinny Leather Trousers

Sara Berman Skinny Leather Trousers

Over the cooler months, you can wear it as long top with a pair of trousers or jeans. For example, when the weather becomes Brrr!, I would team it with the Sara Berman Skinny Leather Trousers (which are exclusive to my-wardrobe.com) and a pair of knee high leather boots, such as the Moschino Cheap & Chic Zip Front Leather Knee High Boots. Note that the Sara Berman trousers are ankle crops, so they too would look fab right now teamed with a pair of towering heels.

So what are you waiting for? You really can have your cake and eat it!

Check out the new season at my-wardrobe.com

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AllSaints Summer Court Jumper Dress

AllSaints Summer Court Jumper Dress

AllSaints Summer Court Jumper Dress in Linen or Black

The AllSaints Summer Court Jumper Dress is made from a cotton and linen blend deconstructed design which combines knitted panels and crochet detail to create an Aran jumper perfect for the summer months. The dress has long sleeves, a round neck and ribbing to the cuffs, neck and hemline.

It is available in UK sizes 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14.

Material: 55% linen, 45% cotton

Style note: Ideal over the summer months, wear this dress on its own (over a slip such as the AllSaints Bandeau V Slip, available in nude or black), or use it to layer over t-shirts and shorts, or even over a bikini when you’re on holiday and it’s lunch time. The unique styling of this jumper dress makes it a stand out piece and you’ll enjoy wearing it in many different ways.

UK based, free UK delivery, worldwide delivery available.

French Connection Summer Thistle Dress

French Connection Summer Thistle Dress

The French Connection Summer Thistle Dress is a short sleeved, crepe, above the knee dress with a square neck.  It has an all over thistle print design and a concealed back zip fastening. The sleeves are gathered for extra volume, and this style is echoed in the skirt, which is gathered to the waist for extra fullness.

The dress itself is a shift dress which sits above the knee. This enabled Pippa to show off her long, tanned legs. The dress is sleeveless with a scoop neck, all over frill layer detail down its length and a concealed side zip fastening.

Available in sizes UK 8, 10, 12 and 14

Fabric and care : 100% viscose; dry clean only.

Code : 71OC5

Length: 86.5cm / 34″ (all measurements are approximate)

Style note: This is a pretty summer dress which would be ideal to wear for a picnic in the park with your friends. Complete the look by adding a slim black belt to the waist, together with a pair of wedge espadrilles in black and a black shoulder bag. Complete the look with some slim stacked silver bangles to the wrist for an enviable daytime look.

UK based, worldwide delivery is available.

All Saints Summer Laurentia Dress

All Saints Summer Laurentia Dress in Taupe, Flamingo or Midnight

The All Saints Summer Laurentia Dress is a long sleeve pure cotton jumper dress. Oversized, it is available in three neutral colours and features ribbed trim to the cuff, neck and hemline and hand finished braided detail around the neckline, down the centre of the dress and down the sleeves.

This jumper dress falls to above the knee.

Available in UK sizes 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14.

Material: 100% cotton

Style note: This is a relaxed oversized jumper dress that can be worn on it’s own or over skinny jeans as a tunice. Complete the look with bare tanned legs or nude tights and a pair of ankle boots such as All Saint’s Admiral wedge boots, together with the slouchy Freya shopper.

UK based, free UK delivery, worldwide delivery available.

 

French Connection Shyanne Summer Maxi Dress

French Connection Shyanne Summer Maxi Dress in Grey or Pink

The French Connection Shyanne Summer Maxi Dress is an ankle length silk strappy sleeveless dress with a sweetheart neckline and self tie sash around the waist.

The dress has spaghetti shoulder straps which cross over at the back and the bodice is lined.

It is available in UK sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16

Fabric and Care: 100% silk, dry clean only

Length: 126cm / 49.6″

Style code: 71OB5

Style note: If you’re looking for a proper red carpet dress, oozing style and sophistication, then consider this dress by French Connection. Wear with your hair long and glamorous, bright red lipstick and complete the outfit with a statement necklace such as French Connection’s multi ring collar and a pair of high metallic heels, such as the Janessa Platform heels.

UK based, worldwide shipping is available.

Casual Looks for 2011

Casual Looks for Spring Summer 2011

Do you need some help putting together a smart casual outfit? Here I have put together a fantastic casual look using clothes and accessories currently on sale at my-wardrobe.com,  the great place on the web to find everyday luxury designer fashions.

I started the outfit with the Nudie Jeans High Kai skinny jeans in bleached indigo. High waisted jeans can be more flattering to the figure,  creating a sleek outline. I’ve teamed these jeans with the cute Sonia by Sonia Rykiel frill waist vest top. Again the frill top can provide something of a flattering disguise if your waist isn’t quite at as trim as you would like it to be.

For a jacket, I have chosen the Farhi by Nicole Farhi Linen Cropped Jacket. Navy jackets are very versatile and this navy linen jacket is ideal for taking the place of your leather jacket once the warmer weather arrives.

I couldn’t resist finishing the outfit off with a matching bag and boots from Mulberry. The handbag is the Oversized Oak Silky Snake Tillie and the boots are the Oak D Ring Wrap bootie. Both the bag and boots are made from the most beautiful oak snake textured leather with pale gold hardware, and they look stunning worn together.

All the items mentioned were available from the my-wardrobe.com website at the time of writing.
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French Connection Shelbys Summer Dress

French Connection Shelbys Summer Maxi Dress in Summer Berry

This season’s version of the  French Connection Shelbys Summer Dress is a floor length, cerise pink (or ‘berry’) dress with a v-neck and crossover detail, peplum ruffle elasticated waist and a plissé pleated skirt.

The dress is sleeveless with cutaway detail at the shoulders at the back.

It is available in sizes UK 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16.

Fabric and care: 100% polyester; dry clean only.

Style code: 71NR5

Length: 142cm / 56″ (all measurements are approximate)

Style note: This is a head turning dress that has been heavily influenced by the current seventies inspired look to create a disco dress that any disco diva would be proud of. Keep the retro vibe going by teaming the dress with chunky platform heels and a smart clutch bag. Jewellery should be bold and extravagant, with statement dangle earrings.

UK based, worldwide delivery available.

French Connection Shelbys Summer Dress
French Connection Shelbys Dress in Cream or Deep Pink

French Connection Shelbys Dress in Swansdown or Summer Berry

The French Connection Shelbys Dress is an above the knee bandeau style pleated plisse dress with a sweetheart neckline and belt around the waist. The dress has a concealed back zip fastening.

It is available in UK sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16.

Fabric and Care: 100% polyester; dry clean

Length: 85cm / 33.4″

Code: 71IN5

Style note: This is stunning little dress, baby sister of the Shelbys Summer Maxi Dress and perfect for girls who prefer a shorter dress. Complete the look with the French Connection suede platform Jules sandals that the model is wearing in the photo above, and the awesome Trapeze Wooden Clutch.

UK based, worldwide shipping is available.

French Connection Shelbys Summer Maxi Dress

French Connection Shelbys Summer Maxi Dress in Swansdown or Blue

The French Connection Shelbys Summer Maxi Dress is a long bandeau style gown in an all over pleated crepe fabric. It has a sweetheart neckline, belt around the waist and a concealed back zip fastening.

The dress is available in UK sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16.

Fabric and Care: 100% polyester; dry clean

Length: 120.5cm / 47.4″

Code: 71XB5

Style note: This is an elegant floor length gown, designed to help you make an entrance at your next black tie or similar occasion. Romantic and feminine, complete the look with a satin clutch, a delicate pendant around the neck and a pair of crystal earrings.

UK based, worldwide shipping is available.

French Connection Shelbys Summer Maxi Dress in Ultra Blue

French Connection Esar Summer Dress French Connection Esar Summer Dress in Black

The French Connection Esar Summer Dress is a black pencil dress with a deep square neck and short sleeves. Made from a cotton mix material with a bit of a stretch, it is lined and has a back zip fastening.

Other design features include a vent at the back for ease of movement, a wide panelled waistband and a peplum to each side.

Available in sizes UK 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16.

Fabric and Care: 50% cotton, 46% viscose, 4% elastane; machine washable

Code: 71AD5

Style note: This is a great daywear dress that would be ideal for your work wear wardrobe, being a smart yet entirely feminine design. You could also wear it for going out with a change of accessories. For example, for work, team it with black mid heeled courts and a briefcase; for going out, how about a pair of platform heels, a chunky bangle around the wrist and matching necklace.

UK based, global shipping available.

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