While on a little shopping trip out of town, I came across the Stella Doll dress in Birdcage print by Collectif. The all over print was so eye catching and feminine with the pop of pink. Why had I not seen this before on their website? That was simply because I had over looked it many times since the photos did not do this dress justice.
Available in sizes 6UK-22Uk in a variety of colors and prints.
Quickly I asked the clerk to try it on in a 14UK (Large) like all my other Collectif dresses. Surprisingly enough, the Large was considerably too big and needed to size down to a 12UK (Medium). Sadly the store was sold out of this size so I had to hope it was in stock on Collectif’s site. It took some time, research and some begging but I did manage to find one at the Collectif store in the UK.
When the Stella in Medium arrived I was anxious to try it on hoping the fit would not be too small. I am happy to say the Medium fit well but there is a bit of room in the bust and waist area. If you are in between sizes, definitely order down.
The Stella dress is made from a non stretch cotton material with a convenient side zipper. The wide tie halter straps can be converted into regular ones if you prefer non halter. It features a cute collar and faux belt with bow at the underbust. The flared skirt will make you want to twirl over and over like a little girl. The length is quite generous, as you can see I am only 5 ft 4 inches and it falls mid calves. I am planning to have it shortened to a little below the knee to remove the excess fabric for a better over all flow.
This dress is perfect to pair with your favorite petticoat. If fitted dresses are more your cup of tea, the Stella is also available in a wiggle. Sadly the Birdcage print is discontinued for the season but you may find some left in other styles.