Navy and Red Dress from Verily

 

Verily Fashion Navy & Red Dress 5

 

Something about Mother’s Day kind of makes you think a new outfit is in order, don’t you think?  Tell me it’s not just me?!

 

Verily navy and red dress product shot

 

Gorgeous, isn’t it.  The lovely Navy and Red Dress from Verily. Deceptively simple but like all of Leonie’s Verily designs, a huge amount of thought has gone into this dress.  The classic navy and red combo is effortlessly elegant, whilst the crinkled element of the fabric dresses the piece down beautifully.  Casual glam – I love it!

The elbow length sleeves finish at the narrowest part of the woman’s body, highlighting the waist.  The scoop neck is flattering for many figures.  The genius of this dress is the waist line.  Genius, I tell you.  It is an empire line at the front which allows the dress to flow over lumpy bumpy waists and hips.  But from the back, the waist line finishes on the natural waist line, so the Navy and Red Dress flows over the bottom in that fabulous patented Verily way – hugging and skimming oh so cleverly.

 

Verily Fashion Navy & Red Dress 1

 

Gently flaring, the skirt flows beautifully and is perfect for girls like me with a bit of a square waist, creating a visual illusion of a narrow waist by virtue of the width of the skirt.  It is also perfect for pear shaped women as the empire waist line shows off the narrow waist that pears possess, and the swirly skirt disguises heavier thighs and hips.

 

Verily Navy & Red dress

 

The length of the dress is slightly longer than I would usually wear, and I have to admit it took a little getting used to. Once I got it on and felt the fabric swirling around my legs, I felt amazingly ladylike and very elegant.  I teamed it for an outing to Darling Harbour on Mother’s Day with a vintage cropped round neck collarless jacket, black leggings and black suede Albert slippers.

This is an old trick of mine – wearing a wide cropped jacket over a long line piece lengthens the body and enhances the waistline.

I’m not a big fan of black and very infrequently wear it.  Any black pieces have earnt their place in my wardrobe by virtue of being made of beautiful fabric or being an absolute classic item.  Where black came into its own with this outfit was that the navy and red already make quite a statement on their own, so teaming it with black accessories allowed the dress to shine like the star that it is.

 

Mother's Day Manly

 

For our afternoon jaunt to Manly, I switched the elegant black jacket for a cropped Miss Sixty denim jacket, and the black suede flats for more beach worthy Mox rubber flats in Blueberry.  Utilising my favourite waist magician trick again, obviously!

I am just loving this gorgeous Navy and Red Dress from Verily.  It is going to attain favourite status in my wardrobe.  Anything that is as easy to wear as a pair of PJs, yet makes me feel sexily ladylike is guaranteed high rotation status!

 

Kimba Likes Style Notes:

  • Navy and Red Dress – purchased from Verily
  • Lizzie Collins jacket – thrifted from Red Cross Rozelle
  • Shubar suede Albert slippers – thrifted from Red Cross Rozelle
  • Butterfly earrings – gift from the Blokefolk, and purchased from the Paddington Markets
  • Country Road satchel – thrifted from Red Cross Rozelle
  • Red hairclip – purchased from Mimco
  • Arm party – Red Phoenix Emporium bracelet, sterling silver bangle, link bracelet and Tiffany’s bangle
  • MissSixty denim jacket – thrifted from Red Cross Rozelle
  • Black Dig Free leggings – purchased from Berlei
  • Blueberry rubber flats – purchased from Mox
  • Lotus Mendes Goddess ring – fabulous Lipstick & Cake competition prize – lucky, lucky me!
  • Rose gold watch – purchased from Lovisa

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  • All images by Kim-Marie Williams

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  • […] where I got it from.  It is so easy to wear and the beautiful cut is extremely flattering.  Click here to read my What I Wore post starring this lovely dress.  I’ve teamed it with my sterling […]ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - 16 May 2013 - 8.03 pm

    Thankyou very much for your kind help with Verily dress..I luv keeping up with your adventures,you luv life and sound so very kind.Victoria.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 17 May 2013 - 7.58 am

      Oh, how sweet Victoria. Thanks very much! Life is there to be lived and it’s much more fun when it is full of love! I’m very much a silver lining girl and I think that comes across 🙂 I hope you enjoy your new dress and I’d absolutely LOVE to see a photo when you’ve received it xxReplyCancel

  • Lisa Mckenzie - 16 May 2013 - 5.40 pm

    I love this dress on You Kim-Marie,and no you are not the only one that likes something new for Mothers day and Easter and Christmas,need I go on I think you may be getting my drift by now! I have no waist either,but am a very boyish shape no boobies much either these days:( I wonder if this style would suit me as well ,I would be a bit scared of the length too I usually stick to maxi or just above the knee lengths but worth a try I think,very very pretty dress.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 17 May 2013 - 8.01 am

      I’ve recommended this dress to a friend without a waist and not much in the way of boobs. If you make a note of your height on the order, Leonie from Verily can make adjustments if required. This dress was made for me with more bust room, for example. It’s amazing service!!

      I was surprised at how flattering this length was on me. I think it’s the flowiness of the skirt and the contrasting border.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie - 16 May 2013 - 6.38 pm

      I’ve recommended this dress to a friend without a waist and not much in the way of boobs. If you make a note of your height on the order, Leonie from Verily can make adjustments if required. This dress was made for me with more bust room, for example. It’s amazing service!!

      I was surprised at how flattering this length was on me. I think it’s the flowiness of the skirt and the contrasting border.
      ReplyCancel

  • Katy Potaty - 16 May 2013 - 2.50 pm

    Ooooh, I love love love this dress on you – Leonie designs the most flattering clothing!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 16 May 2013 - 3.11 pm

      Thanks Katy. It looks so simple but there is a huge amount of skill and talent involved in this design. It’s fab and you can tell how fab I felt in it by my huge grin! (Plus the fact that the Welshman was telling me rude jokes to get me to laugh!)ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - 16 May 2013 - 7.39 am

    Hi Kim.I luv the Verily dress.Does it come in black with trim?.I’d luv if you could help.Thanks,Victoria.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 16 May 2013 - 3.13 pm

      Victoria! I have FABULOUS news for you. I’ve emailed Leonie from Verily today and she said that it is possible. It will take about a week, but all you have to do is click on the link in the post which will take you direct to Verily and order the dress in your size. Just put a note in the order form that you’d like it in black instead of navy. Also a good idea to put your height if you’re particularly tall or little so it can be adjusted to you. I love mine! xReplyCancel

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