While our Northern hemisphere counterparts gear up for the autumn weather as they approach winter, those of us in the southern hemisphere are just entering spring. Its a beautiful time to be an Australian. So many natives are in bloom. So many baby birds singing (though I suggest giving the magpies a miss as mummy gets very protective) and the weather is at that pleasant point where I’m not drowning in my own sweat yet but its still warm enough I only need to take a cardigan for indoor wear. With last summer being SO hot I’ve been keeping my eye out for new pretty summer pieces that are comfortable and wearable sans foundations because corsets and Australian summers aren’t good friends. I’d seen the new Lilac Bretta Tea Dress from Lindy Bop for quite a while but my wallet never matched up. So I was super excited to see Australian stockist MisKonductMisKonduct, who recently got Afterpay, had it in stock in their store. So i bit the bullet and bought myself one.
Now this is only my third purchase from MisKonduct. I previously found their prices a bit outside my price range for an outright purchase but its been exciting to watch some changes for the store recently. The gorgeous Alice recently took over from Emma as the owner of MisKonduct and it was Alice that made the exciting addition of Afterpay. I placed my other and was excited to see it arrive in very good time, beautifully packaged with my Bretta dress inside.
Now the Bretta dress, where do I even start!? It came slinking out of the tissue paper, so incredibly soft to touch and so beautiful. Lilac isn’t always a colour I can pull so I wanted to give it a go. The lilac is a subtle colour and very pretty. Bretta features a pretty floral pattern and if you look closely, the second layer of this dress also features the cutest polka dot pattern as well which adds a whole other dimension to the look. Bretta also has a pin tuck detail along the bust and a keyhole cutout design at the bust with which fastens with a pearl button for a finishing touch. It also has the same button detailing on the sleeves but I found these much more comfortable to leave unbuttoned.
The Bretta dress comes with a matching sash which is perfect for cinching the waist and is fastened with a side invisible zip I found surprisingly easy to do up. The Bretta is made of a light weight chiffon that is amazingly comfortable on. I love how flowy is and how comfortable it is to wear. I actually wore this dress 3 days solid and had to force myself after day 3 to wear something else. This dress features an aline skirt that is incredibly swishy and I felt absolutely beautiful wearing it. For size reference I’m wearing my usual size 18 but could have easily sized down to a 16.
The Bretta dress is available from MisKonduct for $79.95AU + postage and her store has afterpay. Expect to see this dress a lot this summer as I feel its a dress I’ll be reaching for a lot.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed this review and I’m looking forward to many more shoots with the spring blooms over the coming months. Til next time darlings.