Look, I know I must sound a bit like a broken record when I say ‘I saw this dress and just fell in love with it’ but…well, I’m an honest woman, I like dresses more than I like men, and when it comes to clothing, it turns out I believe in love at first sight, okay? And this Dreamy Floral Demira dress is the latest in a (reasonably long) line of dresses that have made my heart go pitter patter. Considering it’s spring epitomised, I doubt you can blame me.
Dress: Demira Dreamy Floral Swing dress gifted by Collectif Clothing
Cardigan: Sage cropped cardigan by MAK Sweater (Affiliate code Yemak-amymay for 40% off)
Shoes: Soft Gold Palmas wedges by Hotter
Bag: Bamboo bag from eBay
There’s something about blue florals that I just find so (no pun intended, given this dress’s name) dreamy. They feel fresh and happy in a different way to the pinks and reds you expect in most floral prints. Hydrangeas are my favourite flower, in their blue incarnation specifically, so the pretty mix of flowers layered together in this print makes this dress even more darling to me. It’s a clear blue sky on a spring day, with the scent of fresh cut grass mingling with the sound of lambs baa-ing in the field next door, all bundled up in a dress, so I am, to say the least, a bit obsessed with it.
The Demira dress is a puff sleeved cutie, with a high curved neckline and a V back, balancing modesty with just a touch of sweet sexiness. The gathered skirt falls with casual grace when the dress is worn alone, but there’s room for a medium-full petticoat should you wish to wear one, as I have done in these pictures. The cuffs on the short sleeves are elasticated, amply so, allowing adequate room even for those of us with large upper arms. It’s made from a stretchy cotton sateen that is soft and comfortable to wear, with mots of comfortable give. It is, all in all, a pretty perfect day dress.
I asked for this in Collectif’s size 20; 18s fit me snugly these days and I prefer the extra wiggle room in the bust and shoulders when I size up. The waist flat measures 37 inches with stretch to just over 40. The bust is 46 inches flat with stretch to 50 inches. The skirt is just over 28 inches long and has pockets. It closes with a centre back zip. The sleeve cuffs are 14 inches flat but stretch up to 22 inches with ease.
The Demira Dreamy Floral dress comes in UK sizes 6-22, as well as in 3 other fabric prints. This Dreamy Floral print is also available in the Jasmine gathered skirt. Collectif ship worldwide, have 3 stores in the UK, and have stockists all over the globe, both in store and online.
Disclaimer: The dress featured in this review was gifted to me by Collectif in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are truthful and my own, with no input from any of the companies listed or any other individuals. The use of my MAK affiliate code will generate me a small commission from your order.
COVID-19 NOTE: These pictures were taken alone and safely in a secluded outdoors area with no other individuals present or passing, thus abiding by the strict social distancing rules currently in place to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.