After a much needed vacation in the sunny California state, driving up the west coast from LA to San Francisco for a little R &R with my wonderful friend Mae I am back to reality…WINTER!!! They are calling for snow all week with temperatures dropping to highs of a whopping 17℉ which means it is time to pull out the winter frocks for the long cold months ahead. I absolutely love the esthetics of faux fur along with its functional aspect of looking spectacular and keeping you toasty warm. As soon as I spotted the Patrice Faux Fur Collar Dress in blue by Collectif Clothing, I knew it was the perfect mix of classic elegance and warmth.
Available in sizes 6-22UK Blue & Wine ~ MSRP £74.50 On Sale £52.15
I have been wearing Collectif Clothing for over 6 years now and can attest to their impeccable quality and fit. Seeing as the Patrice Faux Fur Collar Dress is a curve hugging design, I knew it was essential to be mindful of my measurements (bust 36″, waist 28″, hips 41″) for a comfortable fit. Luckily the website details recommends sizing down if your hips happen to be in between sizes which was exactly my case therefore I ordered the size 10UK (Small). The result was a mind blowing curve hugging wonder, I couldn’t have been luckier that the Patrice fit like a glove. Featuring a marvelous detachable faux fur collar and cuffs, with 3/4 sleeves, a sleek fitted pencil skirt with velvet black belt and back zipper closure. Made from an exquisite flocked material featuring swirling black brocade on a divine petrol blue base with ample stretch. At 5′-4″ tall, the hemline falls a couple inches below the knees.
Collectif Clothing has really captured the epitome of classic elegance with the Patrice Faux Fur Collar Dress. It is refreshing to find a chic pencil dress that works for the office and can easily transition into formal attire while not sacrificing comfort. I personally love that the Patrice Faux Fur Collar Dress is made from a luxurious stretchy flocked fabric, it allows for ease of movement and is not constricting. The faux fur accents are totally removable, allowing you to choose from two fabulous looks in one dress. My only hiccup with flocked material are the small velvet particles that seem to always end up under your nails but that just comes with the territory. The Patrice Faux Fur Dress is sure to turn heads where ever you go, people will think you walked straight out of a vintage fashion ad.
Classic glamour such as the Patrice Faux Fur Dress calls for the finishing touches to be just right. I felt compelled to pair it with vintage black crochet gloves, green/blue confetti earrings, WKD seamed stockings, vintage black lucite handbag and round tow patent black pumps. In order to create a sleek hourglass silhouette, I wore the Rago 1294 girdle as my foundation garment.
Winter does not feel as daunting with marvelous fashions like the Patrice Faux Fur Dress to keep us looking delightful and warm. Completely vegan friendly, the lovely fur accents are sure to please. Collectif has a variety styles with faux fur accents to choose from, be sure to also check out the Christiane Pencil Dress along with their cardigans and jumpers.