Heidi has braces!

Recently I discovered a new vintage/retro brand of clothing by Collectif. They are an independent UK retailer that has been established for over 11 years

New customers receive a 20% discount when joining their USA Facebook fanpage, so it was a great time to place my 1st order! Immediately I was smitten with the Heidi Braces Dot Flock  £30 = $48CAD/US.

The next challenge was to determine what size to order…I had zero experience with UK sizing. I quickly contacted their customer service team for assistance. The rep informed me that many of their items are made from a stretch type material and to utilize their size chart.

Based on my waist 29″ and hips 41″ I went with the UK14.

My order arrived in record time from the UK to Canada! Their International shipping rates start at £8 = $13 CAD/US. The lovely pink packaging was a nice delight when opening the mailbox. Simple pleasures right?

The Heidi with braces fits like a dream! Since I am only 5′-4″, the straps are a few inches too long but they can be easily shortened with minimal alterations. In the photos taken, I pinned the straps to the desired length.

This look is perfect for work or a night out! The Heidi is also available as a classic pencil skirt(no braces) in a variety of colours (red, black, plum) & prints (dots, leo).


  • Kitten heels, flats, babydoll, etc.
  • Collar blouse, fitted stretch tops, sexy tank
  • Bold or simple classic jewelry

Side View

For a more conservative work look, just add a little camisole.

Front View

Back View

The little back detail is so sexy!

Front View

Casual evening look.


This was my first purchase from Collectif and definitely will not be the last! The quality for the value is amazing!

They also have a storefront on Ebay and ASOS. Make sure to check them out!

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