Y’all. Prepare yourselves, because the Miss Candyfloss Librarian collection releasing this Autumn is alarming levels of perfect. I’m talking. IN. SANE. Unreal. Vintage Autumn countryside wonderfulness. I know that sounds dramatic, but every preview I’ve seen has given me the grabby-hands and I’ve begun stalking their website daily to check for new releases. Good thing too, because within an hour of the Chloe-Britt dress’s release it was sold out in multiple sizes. I very nearly missed out, but thank Floss I got lucky.
The Chloe-Britt is a rust and tweedy brown dose of Autumn elegance and I’m in love with it. Both brown and shades of orange are colours that I typically stay away from because I don’t feel they do anything for me, but this dress was so pretty I had to take the leap and just hope against hope that it worked out. Happy, happy sighs, I do believe it did. I’ll let you judge for yourself.
The Chloe-Britt dress is a design detail dreamwork. The rust orange of the bodice is made of a thick stretchy material that’s both comfortable and warm, not to mention forgiving in fit. The brick brown tweed of the skirt, cuffs and collar is a medium weight fabric that also offers warmth. The closure of this dress surprised me; the buttons down the front centre of the dress are real and workable, leading to a zip hidden below the peplum of the skirt which unfastened fully together allow you to get in and out of the dress. It’s a clever construction because it leaves the bodice of the dress unmarred by the sight of even a hidden zip yet allows you plenty of room to get it on and off without a puffy-faced struggle.
I love the peplum feature of this dress, it’s so different to see it featured on a swing dress compared to the frequency of spotting one on a fitted item of clothing. The dress comes with a matching belt which I think really ties in the overall look of elegant structure and tailoring the dress gives off.
I ordered this dress in my usual Miss Candyfloss XL and it’s a perfect fit. These days I’m a bit wary of sleeved dresses in case they’re too tight on my upper arms but the stretch in the rust fabric makes it perfectly comfortable. That fabric also gives a decent amount of stretch in the bust and waist, so sizing is less of a headache in this piece for plus sized ladies uncertain about choosing their correct size. The Miss C size chart allows for 35 inches in the waist in their XL and 41.3 inches in the bust. The waist flat measures 36 inches with another inch of stretch, easily. This bust is less restrictive than the busts on other Miss C pieces I have, as it has enough stretch to go up to 44 inches.
The Chloe-Britt dress is currently sold out but Miss Candyfloss has told me that stockists Retro Daisy, Nostalgie-Shop and Miss Popyywear will be carrying it. It’s also available in a Black/Grey colour combination as the Emma-Lou and will also be coming in a navy. Miss Candyfloss offer international shipping for 5euros.