It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Halloween—it’s time for Miss Candyfloss’s autumn/winter line! The release of Miss C’s new range each season is always exciting for me as they are unquestionably my favourite brand, but their autumn/winter ranges are most especially my favourite, because if anyone understands the specific vintage aesthetic of my heart it’s Miss Candyfloss. Their silhouettes are always stunning, their colour palette exquisite, the design choices chic, and the quality top notch. The inspiration behind this season’s line is Pierre Balmain’s New Look era of the 40s and 50s so it is–a surprise to no-one– absolutely gorgeous. The Isolde-Sun is my first piece from this season, a favourite among many favourites that stunned me from their Lookbook, and I’m thrilled to share it with you today.
Dress: Isolde-Sun gifted by Miss Candyfloss
Coat: Cassandra-Kat previously gifted by Miss Candyfloss
Shoes: Teal Turn Back Prime flats by Modcloth
Cardigan: Dream of the Crop cardigan from Modcloth
I love, love, love how much Miss Candyfloss appreciate the colour mustard, and I get excited every time they utilise it. With the Isolde-Sun they couple it with a deep charcoal grey, a pairing that appears so patently perfect that it took me a moment to realise how unique it is. The solid grey of the bodice works as a beautiful balance to the mustard tartan skin and collar, breaking up the checkered print which, while undoubtedly lovely, may have been ‘too much’ for many as a full tartan dress. The functional matching fabric covered buttons echo the skirt, while the grey borders on the skirt’s pockets add another layer to the stacked contrast details. The fixed waistband cinches above the widely pleated full skirt, ready to flatter. It is a design that has been considered down to every last detail and it shows. I am more than a little bit in love with this dress.
Miss Candyfloss produce dedicated size charts for each product, so following this product’s size chart I asked for this piece in the 3X rather than my standard Miss C 2X. I did this because the product description notes there is very little stretch in the tartan fabric so the waistband is firmer than the bodice, and I wanted my measurements to fall at the minimum end of the size’s limits, rather than at the maximum, so that I would have a little wiggle room (literally, as someone who fidgets and hates seams digging in.) The size chart is spot on, with the waist flat measuring just over 39 inches while the bust flat measures 45 inches with stretch to 49. The skirt is 28.5 inches long and can fit a medium-full petticoat. As is always the case with Miss Candyfloss, the sleeves are graded up beautifully through the plus sizes, so they fit me without any tightness or pinching, and have adequate room for full range of movement. This dress is machine washable and is made in Europe.
The Isolde-Sun dress comes in sizes XS-5XL but has been extremely popular, so it’s sold out in some of it’s sizes on Miss Candyfloss’s website. Miss Candyfloss have stockists all over the world, however, so a quick online search should help you figure out if your missing size is available to you elsewhere. Miss Candyfloss ship worldwide.
Disclaimer: The dress featured in this review was gifted to me by Miss Candyfloss in exchange for an honest review. The coat is from a previous season a few years back, and was also gifted by Miss Candyfloss for a past review. All opinions expressed are truthful and my own, with no input from any of the companies listed or any other individuals.
COVID-19 NOTE: These pictures were taken alone and safely in a secluded outdoors area with no other individuals present, thus practising strict social distancing measures in an effort to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.