There is something nostalgic about the shirt dress – whilst it harkens back to the days of perfect housewives and an equally perfectly cinched waist, it’s time to modernise this idea, which is exactly what Lalita Russell-Smith, Creative Director of Me & Maya, has done.
Lalita’s trademark tailoring and attention to detail and colour has resulted in the creation of a range of striking shirt dresses this A/W. These effortlessly chic dresses feature subtle ruching and gathering for expert definition of the female form. Lalita pays similar attention to the waist, while a hemline just below the knee which allows movement and adds a swish to your sashay.
The ultra versatile shirt dress should be the lynch pin to your autumn wardrobe and is the ideal option to take you from summer to autumn and right through to winter; and from work to evening drinks. The shirt dress can be worn a multitude of ways; wear it alone with heels for a work event or pair it with a pair of jeans for a weekend look.
The Linda shirtdress takes the 70s as its muse and each dress is crafted from saree fabric to create a one of the kind piece. The bodice and skirt features contrasting yet complimetnary prints, with bright cuffs and a detachable bow – for a buttoned up or relaxed look depending on your mood. With their bright colours and stand out prints, Me & Maya’s Linda shirt dresses are a fabulous boost for brightening up any dull autumn day.
The Kylie shirt dress is another modern classic. Similarly crafted from a striking saree fabric, the seemingly demure buttoned up shirt top of this dress gives way to a dramatic full skirt. It would look equally at home for work or for an evening soiree.
Each season, Lalita carefully selects luxurious fabrics for her Me & Maya label that are uniquely hand designed in London. Thanks to her passion for supporting the British fashion industry, the entire range is made in London.
Me & Maya’s flagship boutique is located at 1 Knockhundred Row, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DQ. Customers can also shop the full collection online at www.meandmaya.co.uk and by appointment from Me & Maya’s new West London showroom.
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