The Nadia Dress

I have been dying to share this with all of you for so long. Over the last few months, I have been designing my own dress (yes, you heard right, my OWN design, eeep) in collaboration with Asilio. Talk about a dream job hey?!

You all know that I am drawn to pieces with a minimal edge, I’m all about clean lines and tailoring so it fits like a glove. I love a classic look and making it modern.

I had all this in mind when designing my dress, as I wanted the dress to be a true reflection of my style and what I love to wear. I wanted to also incorporate some of my favourite spring season elements such as lace, moulded fabric and the off-the-shoulder neckline.

You can’t go wrong with lace, I went for a reformed lace of linear lines (that wasn’t too thick or bulky as sometimes I feel that some lace can add unnecessary bulk to our body) this lace ties in with the cut-out feature under the bust


The fit of the dress was so important to me, so we included boning and a bonded moulded fabric around the neckline to ensure it sculpts the body perfectly and sucks you in.

I love a off the shoulder neckline as I think it suits lots of different body types- when I was pregnant (and breastfeeding) my chest area was huge and I noticed the high-necklines that I used to love to wear, no longer worked, so that’s why I went for a style that suits all sizes and shapes.

My favourite feature of the dress is the architecture of the low back with two linear straps that hold you in so you don’t need a bra while wearing it- winning!

I think my dress is perfect for any spring event, be it the races (hello Derby Day with a big structured black hat!!) birthdays, hens days or the Portsea Polo. It’s a versatile piece that you can dress up or down for any occasion.

I hope you feel beautiful and powerful in the dress like I do.

* A little note, if you are like me and also have a strong attention to detail you will notice the triangle detailing under the bust is larger on the model, this is because she shot in an earlier sample.  We fixed this to make it smaller so the fit is more sculpted and also looks better as you will notice of my images in the dress.

Dress: The Nadia Dress

Photographer: Michelle Tran

Hair: Marie Uva

Makeup: Chantelle Baker

Tan: SprayAus

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