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.
Paisley patterns have a timeless design elegance and this one is no exception. I decided to name her ‘Madame Butterfly’, inspired by the beautiful costumes from the opera Madame Butterfly. A paisley top with her own added drama for the design, long tailed dropped sleeves, a mini Kimono styled theme. The sky blue crinkled jersey fabric is wonderful because there is no need to press her, you just need to wear her. The ruched neckline is finished with silk velvet turquoise ribbon (I did say drama), this bold ‘in your face’ paisley top, celebrates being different, her one-of-a-kind status.
Can you imagine her with white flared trousers, or shorts if taking her on holiday, then there is an evening out, tops such as these are all about standing out, being different. Now here’s the added bonus, if you don’t want to leave the sleeve tails hanging, they can be tied either front or back, adding another element of design to this style.
‘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.