Moonhill? Check [Collectif Clothing]

As much as I love both mustard and check prints, it must be said that it’s hard to find clothing that utilises both at once. Well, this season seems to be my lucky season for just such a combination, because this is my second mustard plaid of this autumn and I am full of glee!

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jayleen Moonhill mustard check dress by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size review

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jayleen Moonhill mustard check dress by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size reviewPlus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jayleen Moonhill mustard check dress by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size reviewPlus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jayleen Moonhill mustard check dress by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size review

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jayleen Moonhill mustard check dress by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size reviewPlus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jayleen Moonhill mustard check dress by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size reviewPlus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jayleen Moonhill mustard check dress by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size reviewPlus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jayleen Moonhill mustard check dress by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size reviewPlus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jayleen Moonhill mustard check dress by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size reviewPlus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jayleen Moonhill mustard check dress by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size reviewPlus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jayleen Moonhill mustard check dress by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size reviewPlus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jayleen Moonhill mustard check dress by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size reviewPlus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jayleen Moonhill mustard check dress by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size review

Dress: Jayleen Moonhill check dress gifted by Collectif Clothing
Blouse: Andra blouse by Collectif
Bag: Previously gifted by Vendula London
Bangles: Drille bangles by Splendette
Boots: Old JustFab

I tend to shy away from dresses with more gently flared skirts as I am a volume girl, whether achieved by circle or by gathers, but this falling-autumn-leaves coloured check was so perfect it won me over anyway. Plus, those front patch pockets which allow one to cutely tuck one’s hands away with casual ease and no searching blindly at a side seam? Yes please, I’m always down for that! And speaking of casualness, I love the level of it that this dress offers. Yes, of course you can style it for the office and look wholly professional, but I just adore how relaxed it looks, a match made in heaven fall for boots and tights.

Leaning into neutrals pronounces the fall feels this dress offers, but pairing it with navy, olive or forest green will add a rich depth to an outfit for something a little different. And let’s face it, if we’re talking about autumn vibes, it would almost be rude not to consider the fun one could have with layering textures over and under this piece–your fluffiest jumper worn underneath or your favourite (faux or otherwise) cropped leather jacket over top will keep things extra cosy, while layering a sheer dotted blouse or a silky pussybow beneath it adds a touch of luxury. Checks are practically a neutral to me this time of year, no matter their colour palette, but there’s no reason you can’t get creative with them.

The Jayleen Moonhill dress is a sleeveless V-neck style that ties at the waist with a matching fabric tie sash, and closes in the back with a hidden back zipper. The flared skirt can take a slim volume petticoat only, or else hangs with casual ease without one, as shown in these pictures. The check print layers a warm toned mustard, mid-brown, cream, and navy. I enjoy this print so much I bought the moonhill Check cardigan last season, and am now wondering if it will be ‘too much’ to wear them both together now. Maybe? Maybe, but in a good way? Only trying the combo will prove elucidating, and the cardigan is available again this season, so you can certainly find out for yourself. If you love this Moonhill check but the Jayleen silhouette isn’t for you, there’s also the  Reyna flared skirt and the Cheyenne pencil dress made from in the same print. All fall cuties!

I asked for this dress in a 20, as the fabric is non-stretch. The waist lays flat at 40 inches while the bust 47 inches flat. The skirt is 28.5 inches long. It is machine washable.

The Jayleen Moonhill check dress is available in U.K. sizes 6-22. Collectif Clothing ship worldwide.

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Disclaimer: The dress featured in this review was gifted to me by Collectif in exchange for an honest review. The bag featured as part of this outfit was gifted to me for a past review by Vendula London. 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.

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