I really love to support New Zealand designers and when Natalie of Two Lippy Ladies told me they were going to have Wellington Brand Swonderful in-store I was thrilled! I’m a Wellington born lass and its heartwarming to see local designers producing beautiful clothing while becoming well known for their quality, so today I’m going to share the Bonito Swing Dress from their new collection “La Rosa”.
The Bonito Swing dress comes in black ( 100% Cotton ) and red , and is the perfect dress to wear all seasons and accessorize to suit for all occasions. Liesl and I knew Hamilton Gardens was the perfect place to showcase the Bonito Swing Dress in its beautiful surroundings, so I kept my styling fresh and light! Perfect for a spring day!
The Bonito Swing Dress arrived in a size S, I’m a size 10 and it fit perfectly around my waist and bust. I found the shoulder straps slipped off from time to time while wearing it, however I’m blessed with sloped shoulders so this regularly occurs to me.
Tho bodice is cut in a very flattering sweetheart neckline and features a beautifully lined fitted bodice. I adore the red ric-rac used to trim the shoulder straps, neckline and waist line,adding definition to a classic dress while evoking feelings of 1950’s summery frocks.
The skirt is full and gathered so I added a vintage black petticoat underneath to accentuate its fullness while the length is perfect ( 60cm from the waist ) grazing on my knees. I’m 1.57 so this is the ideal length on me!
The Bonito Swing dress is a dream to wear, it took me from frolicking in the gardens to lunching at local cafe Jacks where I was complemented on it! I can see this being a firm favourite throughout Summer.
Thank you to Liesl Friend for the beautiful images! Liesl is a dream to work with and you can see her images on her instagram.