Milla Mainline Swing Skirt – Collectif

You can’t go wrong with simple but classic design which is highlighted by the gorgeous piece that is Collectif’s Mainline Milla Swing Skirt.

This is actually something I love about all of Collectif’s designs: I find myself acquiring lots of wardrobe staple items thanks to the timeless and versatile vintage-inspired cuts and lines.

I’m a real sucker for symmetry and border style skirts which was why I was immediately drawn to this number.

50’s inspired, the Milla is a very full skirt that cinches you in at the waist before flaring out in a flattering manner around your curves. Milla is made from a beautiful quality heavy cotton-blend (heavier than I expected actually) and is finished off with gorgeous black velvet ribbon detailing for the chevron trim which I adore.

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The heavy fabric meant I found my little steamer wouldn’t cut the mustard with this beast and I had to bust out my actual iron to eliminate creasing. Worth it though!

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This style fits true to size. I’m wearing and XXS or a UK 6 which I found suited my 24″ waist perfectly (as advised by the Collectif size guide.)

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Collectif offers worldwide shipping so you too, can have some Milla magnificence in your life. Get yours here.

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The Hannah Polka Dot Dress – Voodoo Vixen

Some ladies consider a quality denim jacket, a versatile pant that transfers from day to night or a good pair of jeans to be wardrobe staples. Me, well I consider a good polka dot dress to be a necessity in every closet! The Hannah Pink Polka Dot dress by Voodoo Vixen ticked this item off my must-have checklist!

Voodoo Vixen is a Vintage inspired fashion brand who specialises in 30’s to 60’s style women’s clothing. I bought my first Voodoo Vixen dress back in 2014 and have enjoyed following their gorgeous retro designs ever since.

The Hannah dress features a stylish square neckline, tie straps and POCKETS!!! She sports a swishy swing skirt and does up with an invisible zip closure at the back. I found this shade of pink was perfect on my complexion: David who is my colour police even complemented me on it which is a good sign! He’s the one who prevents me from wearing colours that just make me look ill and as much as I adore pink, the wrong shade can make me look exactly that: wrong!

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I hadn’t read the dress description and for some reason was expecting her to be a plain cotton. I was pleasantly surprised to discover Hannah is actually a 95% polyester, 5% elastane blend giving her this gorgeous silky, soft smooth kind of feel when wearing. A quick steam and she was good to go which is always a bonus as well!

I styled the Hannah dress with this sweet Black Patent Heart Buckle Belt also by Voodoo Vixen. It’s a super cute and versatile belt which is actually available in five colours!

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I’m wearing a S in Hannah which according to the size chart, is designed for 34”-27”-36” and consequently, was a little big on my 32”-24”- 32” frame. I was able to cinch the waist in a little with the belt, but this was also a little big so I’ll need to put an additional hole in it so I can wear it more comfortably on my natural waistline! Check out the Voodoo size chart to see what would best suit you: The sizes in this style range from S through to XXL.

Voodoo Vixen offers International shipping so you can get in on these goods wherever you are in the world! Check out the Hannah Dress here.