I ordered the Peacock Mademoiselle Dress in the end of summer sale, meaning I got it for the bargain price of £9.99 when the original price was £50.00. Collectif do have good sales, where prices can be massively slashed, so it’s well worth keeping an eye out.
My order arrived just a few days after placing it and was packaged really well. I was so excited to open it and was not at all disappointed. I am usually a size 10 in most shops so opted for a size 10 here; a little nervous that it wouldn’t fit as it’s a tight fitting dress. But, it fits perfectly! It couldn’t fit any better in fact and I adored it straight away. I wore it that night for dinner and drinks, and received many compliments.
I feel very pretty and confident when wearing the dress, as it compliments my curves well.
Taken from Collectif’s website:
Collectif was established in the year 2000, as a stall in one of the most exciting and unique retail destinations in the world; Camden Market. Over the past sixteen years we have grown to open four stores in and around London, plus concessions in Miss L Fire, LA and Beyond Retro, Sweden.
Today we proudly design & produce all our own clothing, which is now separated in to two lines: Collectif Vintage, inspired by the classic styles of 1940’s and 50’s and Collectif Mainline, maintaining our roots in pin-up and alternative culture. Versatility and originality pervade Collectif’s design philosophy; we combine new fashion trends with classic vintage styles, along with a good a splash of rock and roll! For us, our collections are more than fashion; they are about creating a timeless sense of romance and glamour set against an unconventional background.
I was drawn to this dress with my favourite colour being blue, as well as the unusual peacock print. But the cut and shape of a good pencil dress is also very appealing.
The dress is made from 97% cotton and 3% elastane, and I wash it on a cool wash and give it an iron after line-drying. It find creases very easily, even when worn, and the dress rides up as I walk so needs readjusting often, which can be frustrating. But the fabric feels lovely and it’s a very well-made dress.
As you can see, I chose to wear the dress with matching blue heels, a flower headband and some beaded blue bracelets. The dress doesn’t really work with coloured tights, so you have to wear it bare-legged or with flesh coloured tights, really. It is much more of a summer dress.
It has a bit of stretch to it so that even when I’ve eaten a big meal, I still feel good in it and it doesn’t get any tighter, and isn’t uncomfortable to wear, even though it’s very fitted.
Overall, I’m really happy with this dress from Collectif (I LOVE it) and will no doubt be ordering from them again (I already have my eye on some high-waisted jeans!)
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