Monday, 13 March 2017

Clothes Designed to Re-Inspire: The Finery London Striped Godet Dress

Finery Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress, over 40 Collective

"Clothes designed to inspire" This is the mission statement for Finery London. 
A young brand born in 2014, the company's goal is to put the excitement back into shopping and to make modern, inspiring and sophisticated styling accessible without compromising on quality. I'd say they've hit the nail on the head. 

Along with the rest of The Over 40 Collective, I was excited to be given the opportunity to select some pieces from the latest collections. As always, I went straight to the dresses and was completely spoiled for choice. I ended up selecting three in total along with a top and some fabulous leather mis-matched earrings which you may have seen a week or so ago on my Instagram feed.  I'll share the rest of my choices on my blog in due course but it was this, the Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress that I wanted to show first. You know by now I love stripes so this caught my eye immediately, but it was the midi length and the godet detail though that set it apart from the numerous other ubiquitous striped tunic-style dresses available from so many other places.  

It's a very flattering shape, designed to skim the body in a mid-weight jersey. It is beautifully finished and is excellent quality. I can't believe the price point either, £69. I think it's a very wearable, comfortable and striking statement dress. 

Finery Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress, over 40 Collective

Finery Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress, over 40 Collective

Finery Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress, over 40 Collective

Finery Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress, over 40 Collective

Finery Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress, over 40 Collective

I love the chunky zip detail at the back. A simple touch that makes a big difference.

Finery Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress, over 40 Collective

Finery Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress, over 40 Collective

The godets, a key detail this season (and set to be the same for Autumn Winter too), add interest, contrast and movement to the dress. I teamed it with slingback sandals but I plan to wear it with high-heeled ankle boots and also with flip-flops later in the season too. 

Finery Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress, over 40 Collective

I have worn a few things with fluted sleeves of late, another key design detail this season. These are super-long which I like and they make the overall silhouette rather more slinky. I love this brand and really do feel re-inspired.

Finery Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress, over 40 Collective

Finery Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress, over 40 Collective

You can get a 15% discount with the code LIZZY15 at Finery until 13th April, so you have a month to go and be re-inspired like I was! It can only be used once per customer and there is no minimum spend. The service is excellent and there really are some stunning pieces. I have a few more things from Finery that I'll try to put on my blog as soon as possible so you can see them.

This is the first collaboration for The Over 40 Collective since launching our website last month. here is what the other ladies chose, so do go and visit their blogs for more details and photographs. I will add all of their links and images them as and when their blogs are published.

Finery dress, over 40 collective collaboration
Nikki Garnett, Midlife Chic
Over 40 collective collaboration with Finery
Michelle Tyler, RetroChicMama
Finery London and The Over 40 Collective
Michelle Lyndon-Dykes, The Barefaced Chic

Finery London and The Over 40 Collective
Lisa Lenkh, The Sequinist
Finery jumpsuit, Over 40 Collective
Annette, Lady of Style
Finery London and The Over 40 Collective
Catherine, Not Dressed as Lamb

Love Lizzy x

I'm wearing:
*Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress, £69, Finery London
*Ferncroft Slingback Shoes, Finery London, past season

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13 comments

  1. Liz, this dress is SO PERFECT for you, you stripe lover! When I saw it on Finery's website, I immediately thought of you. It is so chic; I adore the zipper detail down the back and those panels along the hemline. The boldness of the stripes really makes this dress for me, and my goodness, you wear it beautifully! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa. Yes, you know I'm a total stripe lover but this is just something else. It IS the boldness of the stripes that makes it stand out but I love the zipper too. It's almost industrial and just toughens it up slightly. and isn't everything from Finery such beautiful quality? xxx

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  2. Lisa is right, the dress is gorgeous on you, Liz and I love the photos on those stairs!! I expected you to start dancing like "Baby" in Dirty Dancing ;-)
    Haha, can you do a video pleeaase???

    xx
    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. I love that scene from Dirty Dancing so much Annette. I wonder if anyone would be willing to dance with me and catch me?? ;) xxxxxx

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  3. Oh wow Liz the zip at the back was completely unexpected & you're right it is fabulous! The dress is knockout on you, really just blew me away the first time I saw you in it. You're a gorgeous girl ;-)

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    1. Isn't it? as I said to Lisa above, the zipper is chunky and "industrial" and I love the contrast it affords with the very feminine godet detail. I love this brand! And thank you darling for the lovely compliment too xxx

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  4. A really unusual dress, perfect for Spring. I'm still looking for a stripy dress, need to get one soon! Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jacqui. Yes, it is unusual. I love it and am looking forward to wearing it throughout the season xxx

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  5. Such a gorgeous dress. I do love the stripes (I'm a sucker for stripes lol) and the godets in the front add a certain something. You look beautiful!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  6. Wonderful dress! I love the stripes and the design so original in the bottom of the dress. A very nice look.

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  7. You've done it again! You've made me want everything you have on. That dress is simply perfection on you and I love the back zip detail.
    Michelle xx
    http://www.thebarefacedchic.co.uk

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  8. So chic ;) great dress!!!

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/the-sky-is-the-limit/

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  9. Hi Lizzy. I'm definitely curious to see how flip flops would look with the striped dress. I hope when you do wear it with flip flops that you could provide pictures.

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