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 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.
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.
On a trip to Paris I came across a little fabric boutique, this textured jersey dress was the result from my fabric purchase thus the name ‘Paris‘; I was drawn to the raised textured pattern and its feel. This ready- to-wear column shaped jersey dress is wonderful for all figure types, gently clings in all the right places, has a lovely stretch, she is what I would call a ‘go to dress’ day or evening.
Playing with the textured fabric allowed me to create a ruffled collar, think of a garland of soft petals caressing your neck, looks wonderful with a revere collared jacket, as if you have a scarf peeking out. The abstract art print is also part of her charm, that’s the beauty of finding fabrics that are limited in supply, it adds to the unique style when made up. Take a closer look you will see the mustard flower looks like a large button. The dress is fully lined for luxury, comfort and structure, long sleeves formed from a drop shoulder. Accessorise with boots or heels, if you prefer not to wear a jacket or coat, how about a gilet? This dress would look great at a horse racing event. An ‘Exclusive Original’ label, the only one made in this textured jersey fabric.
‘Rosetta‘ as this dress is named, is a black and red cocktail dress featuring abstract floral roses with the drama of contrasting fabrics; the colour red is associated with vibrancy and power, the black velvet contrast creates an illusion of two styles of dresses in one.
The silhouette of this dress accentuates your curves; she’s a dress for a variety of occasions, Ladies Day at the Races comes to mind, coupled with an equally striking hat and clutch bag, and lets not forget heels, you are already ‘Best Dressed’ at the races.
Rosetta glides easily from day to evening wear, so you would be comfortable wearing her to a cocktail party. Couture details hand-finished velvet v-neck, a basque that cinches in your waist, long slim fitted sleeves, gore paneled skirt, subtle kick pleats, she’s also lined in a sheer mesh. An ‘Exclusive Originals’ label the only one made in this jersey fabric.
‘Truly Blue‘ just like you, what can I say, the title rhymed! This is not an ordinary blue swing jersey dress, take a look at the fabric, there’s a lot of fun with this dress, the cotton jersey print which an eclectic group of images in magazine format. A print featuring big bold sunglasses, shoes, beauty, it says it all. Also known as ‘Miami Heat Jersey Dress’ – what? On account of an American gentleman who said to me “Coral I see that sassy blue dress of yours on the hot ladies of Miami” I gently reminded him that England has ‘hot’ ladies too despite the weather!
Details the cowl neck jersey mini dress, handkerchief hem finish (a wonderful hemline to show off your legs) added interest created with the herringbone stitched hem. Turn her around, you will be wearing a deep ‘v-neck’ supported with a gilt buckle so you can wear her on one shoulder.
I class this as one of your ‘go to dresses’ timeless and ageless, can be worn for a variety of occasions, no restrictions in the waist or hips, she glides over your body. An ‘Exclusive Original’ label, the only one made in this jersey fabric, a stand alone statement piece.
Party dress, garden party dress, cruise ship dress, take your pick; this exotic jersey floral print dress, named ‘Xanadu‘ has you covered. The vibrancy of this print is a throwback to 60’s psychedelic art when everything was groovy baby! A big choker necklace, or lashings of long coloured pearls is what this dress calls out for. The long sleeves have what I describe as petals at the sleeve hem, each piece is cut separately, but others might say its a ruffle hem. The shaping of this dress is all about your silhouette, with her a fitted basque, she cinches you in above the waistline for comfort, a flared long evening skirt drapes beautifully skimming your body.
Rather than have set-in sleeves, the shrug detail which falls into the basque is beautifully comfortable, coupled with fabric that is so soft to the touch. Strong jewel, floral colours of royal blue, hot pink, orange, red, set on a fuchsia pink background. The basque of the dress is lined in purple mesh which gives additional support and structure. ‘Xanadu’ is a maxi dress that I would say is a style statement, an ‘Exclusive Original label’ a stand alone piece, the only one made in this jersey fabric.