Devore is a burnt out fabric which brings to the surface a pattern, zoom in for more detail you will see ‘Black Roses‘, thus her name. This black velvet jersey dress is a swing dress, with a waterfall hem; these hemlines are so flattering as the fabric cascades down the side of your leg. The silhouette of your body shape is nipped in at waist, creating the illusion of a waistline, however as there is no waistline the dress floats over the tummy area and hips, (these are really comfortable dresses to wear I have a couple of them). Neckline, a large roll collar to add volume and lift the dress, however, when viewed from the back the collar theme is more like a scarf, weighted with a single button gilt flower button, continuing the floral theme.
Drop shoulder, discreet for the top of the arms, she’s a timeless cocktail dress; I did see some lace fabric boots which I thought would look fabulous, but then you could have the same effect with tights. The length of the dress works with a mini jacket or faux fur gilet. An ‘Exclusive Originals’ label, the only one made in this velvet jersey fabric.
The luxury of pure silk, that has been handwoven to produce a beautiful silk scarf. Sky blue silk on one side and mint green silk on the other, gives you double the choice, a fine tassel finish, soft to the touch, width 21″ with a finished length of 75″.
SOLD OUT : A lustrous brown pure silk scarf, contrasted with a deep orange coloured silk on the reverse side, makes for a great silk wrap, and would also look wonderful thrown over one shoulder! Width 21″ length 75″.
I have an animal print dress in my wardrobe she’s been with me for years, and I still love her to bits. So when I came across this sumptuous jersey animal print fabric, I just had to share the experience of wearing an animal print garment, with no harm or injury to the precious Leopard this jersey top represents, thus her name ‘Cat Woman’.
This Leopard print jersey top, is more than your everyday top, her design equivalent is Cerise another jersey top with Kimono sleeves https://coralturner.com/shop/dressy-tops/cerise-jersey-top-long-sleeves/. This is the style of jersey top you would wear without a jacket, because the Kimono over-sleeve provides additional warmth and coverage. The top is also lined, so its super soft against your skin, the curved hem shaping accentuates your bodyshape, think of teaming her up with a fitted skirt, tailored trousers or worn over a sleeveless form fitting dress, all of which compliment each other beautifully. We are talking the look of luxury here, I could easily see this animal print jersey top worn for a day at the races, with a head turning hat, for those who are looking for an alternative to a dress.
The long sleeved cerise jersey top is your alternative cover-up for when you prefer not to wear a jacket. You see, the sleeves are not ordinary long sleeves, they are a Kimono style of sleeve; this additional layer of pleated velvet fabric adds warmth to the top area of your arms where you are most likely to feel a chill. The body of the top is semi fitted, with a bound curved hem finish detail, this gives additional shaping to the silhouette of your body. As a day to evening top when worn with trousers, shorts, jeans or a skirt, the hem of the jersey top sits beautifully on the top of your hips, the benefit of this is if your garments has pockets a curved hem provides easy access.
Cerise is a strong vibrant colour, which teams well with white, black, or denim, however if you want to add a bit more drama to your look deep purple, or pink, are some of the alternative colours you can play with; a pencil skirt works really well with this look (a sequinned skirt perhaps), leggings, tailored trousers you are not limited with this style of jersey top!
Cerise pink silk scarf with red silk contrast on reverse is pure silk, with handwoven knotted silk tassels. A beautiful drape, soft to the touch, can be worn in a variety of ways. Perfect compliment to an outfit, presented in its own gift packaging, makes for a lovely present.
‘Cher‘ the name of this dress is a play on words, one for my admiration of the singer Cher, and two because its talks of the boldness of this dress and I guess it’s personality. It’s interesting when you wear something that is contrasting in colours, it talks about a personality not needing to be defined, the vibrant orange background of the shrug top part of the dress, it sets you apart.
This dress is all about the contours of your body, the way a dress should hug and support you, without restriction. You have that in this dress, the brown tiered jersey maxi skirt which also has a basque/corset style fit in the waist and above the tummy area, because of the stretch and recovery of this fabric, it is so comfortable to wear. I wear a style of this dress, I love the way it makes me more aware of my posture, making me stand taller; with heels she is a darling.
Now for the couture detailing, you have this gorgeous lettuce hem edging creating several tiers, so it looks all ruched a the hem. Zoom over towards the finished hemline of this maxi dress. Definitely a day to evening dress for many of occasions, “for some reason I see the person wearing this dress signing her books at a book convention, whoever you are congratulations”! An ‘Exclusive Originals’ label, only one made in this fabric, a stand-alone piece.
Chocolate brown silk scarf set with a rich biscuit colour on its reverse side, the scarf is pure silk. The beauty of a reversible silk scarf such as this, it lends itself to many an outfit, a scarf is always a great investment piece; you can never have enough scarves, they can lift and transform an outfit. Try tying the scarf in a variety of ways, to make things interesting. Handwoven, with knotted silk tassel finish, this chocolate brown scarf is presented in its own gift wrapped packaging.
Coffee coloured silk scarf with a latte silk finish on reverse, if you like your coffee this is definitely the scarf for you. I like that the reverse side of the scarf lends itself to other colours in an outfit, pure silk handwoven, finished with knotted silk tassels. Scarves are a great cover-up, and this one works equally well as a shawl, can be tied in a variety of ways.
The perfect Tea Party Dress is called ‘Crushed Cream and Flowers‘ luxury that’s comfortable, coupled with sophistication is what you will feel when wearing this dress.
I also think of her as a dress that can be an ‘alternative wedding dress’ especially if having a wedding on beach. This particular style of a floral jersey dress looks good on hourglass figures, it plays with your curves. Crushed Cream and Flowers a jersey swing dress by combining two different textured jersey fabrics was such a treat, the overlay of the dress is a floral print, the sheer fabric with its variety of coloured flowers in bloom captures the light making her quite ethereal.
The crushed cream jersey fabric, the under-lay, serves three purposes, one your modesty and two it lifts the flowers, and finally the fact that its crushed gives another dimension to this dress, and did I mention that the fabric is so soft, well she is. At the hem I came up with a technique that looks as though you have tiny little flowers sashaying across your legs creating a lettuce edge effect.
A roll neck collar also in cream jersey to create a contrast, and drop shoulder creating a sleeve cap. I like working with the silhouette that a jersey swing dress creates as she compliments a variety of body-shapes. If you decide to have this dress as an alternative wedding dress, you will still be able to wear her many times afterwards for other occasions; with each wear you capture the memory of that ‘special day’, alternatively you could wear Crushed Cream and Flowers as a dress to wear to a Tea Party! An ‘Exclusive Original’ label the only one made in this fabric, a stand-alone piece.
‘Eastern Promise‘ is a dress that promises, you will be noticed! Let’s face it, a kaleidoscope of colours, lime greens, yellow, turquoise blue you are going to stand out. Initially the print reminded me of the artistry from Emilio Pucci renown for his geometric prints and bold detail, his work still carries kudos today.
Adding a touch of the Orient with the dramatic flared sleeves, or as I like to say my Kimono styled sleeves, if its a chilly evening you can place your hands in it’s opposite, all in keeping with its unique look the non-conforming jersey dress! The neckline a ‘v’ neck great for your bust-line, compliments a variety of face shapes. The contrasting bustier made in shiny black faux snake-skin is finished with suede ribbon for the mock-tie front with metal eyelets, the purpose of which is to accentuate your silhouette just like a corset from back-in-the-day, only with comfort and no fainting!
Tapered lined mini skirt, a wonderful way to show off your legs and stunning shoes to match. I see Eastern Promise as a Party Dress statement dress, that makes her presence known, worn by a woman who is adventurous, dynamic and full of fun. An ‘Exclusive Original’ label part of a capsule collection, the only dress made in this fabric.
A jersey swing dress set on an autumnal background foliage of green, browns and blue, a print which lends itself to a hand-painting with splashes of colour, a depiction of nature unrestrained, a beautiful floral dress, naming her ‘Floral Infusion‘.
As with the majority of my fabric stash there wasn’t a lot of this fabric available, so it was imperative that the design have maximum impact and simplicity. This swing dress depending on your height could either be a mini, or if like me at 5ft 2″ she rests just above the knee. The beauty of this style of swing dress is the illusion of a waistline without the restriction, she nips in at the side seams, glides over the tummy area and hips and is really comfortable to wear.
This particular dress travels well, doesn’t crease if worn on a long flight. I like that you can wear this style of dress with heels or Cowboy boots because of the waterfall hemline, she’s a ‘Rock Chick’ style kinda gal. Have a look at coralturner.com/shop/silk-scarves/brown-silk-scarf-olive-green-silk-scarf, what a great match! An ‘Exclusive Originals’ label part of a capsule collection, Floral Infusion swing dress is the only one made in this jersey fabric.
‘Flower Power’ is a beaded mesh cocktail dress and mid-length. A voluminous jersey swing dress, fully lined; backdrop of large white printed flowers, the stigma of each contains a cluster of hand-sewn glass beads varying in size and colour, I used the floral print as my canvas.
The mesh hem detailing is in-keeping with the waterfall hem, breaking up the look of the main dress by adding an extra layer of interest; I like the way you can see through to your legs, but at the same time, discreet modesty, a dress I feel is best worn with heels for added interest, especially if sparkly.
The swing of this dress makes her very comfortable to wear, she glides over the body creating a silhouette from waist to hips. Drop shoulder covering the top of your arms, leaving the wrist free for bracelets and bangles, the stand collar has depth for a statement piece of jewellery. An ‘Exclusive Originals’ label, the only one made in this jersey fabric a stand alone statement piece.
Contrasting fabrics create this green floral jersey top, its more of a camouflage of foliage that blends intricately together in this design. Set against a backdrop of crinkle cotton cream, this sleeveless jersey top, is a wardrobe staple. A cowl neckline has the benefit of providing coverage, and at the same time shows off your decollete; a choker necklace sits well with this style of neckline.
The subtle contrast of reversing the centre front and centre back bindings, draws the eye to the silhouette of your body. A spring/summer top that can be worn with shorts, or a skirt, however in colder weather looks elegant under a jacket.
Green silk scarf, pure silk with woodland brown silk contrast on the reverse, can be worn by a gentleman or lady, pure sophistication with a wonderful lustre. Tassel finish, all handwoven by artisans in India.
A dress called ‘Happiness‘ because that is exactly how I want you to feel when wearing this 60’s style floral jersey dress. The fabric from Italy, the print is described as being on par with Mexican Talavera pottery. She’s bold and bright, I can see her being worn with a big floppy hat, accessorised with a patent leather coloured clutch bag (I think yellow would look quite nice), quite outstanding for a day at the races.
Looking at the abstract exotic flowers, set on a crisp white background, does it look to you, that the print is raised creating an almost 3D effect? In order to capture the big green flower that sits on the shoulder, the sleeve had to have volume, the only way to do that, was with a dramatic statement that is the Kimono sleeve. Voluminous sleeves create a powerful look and silhouette allowing the dress to have a continuous flow. Hand-finished detail using couture sewing techniques, the tapered skirt and basque are lined in white for structure and support.
I also think this floral jersey dress would look great on a cruise ship holiday, Happiness is part of a mini capsule collection, there is a top made in the same fabric which can be viewed at my studio. This jersey dress is an ‘Exclusive Original label’, which means there is only one for purchase.