EVERYONE NEEDS - This Linen Dress
When I start to illustrate a garment for this blog I really understand how versatile it is or isn't, depending on how easy it is to draw on my three models. This dress from Monsoon is just brilliant. It can be worn in quite a classic way, or accessorized with a leather jacket and statement accessories for a totally different look. I'm not a fan of how it's been styled on the Monsoon website with black flats, I'd always go for something colourful or metalllic personally.
But be quick if you want to buy it. This dress been reduced in the summer sale from £79 to £23.70 and many of the sizes have sold out. I think your best bet is to head to your local Monsoon store if this is one for you. Wishing you all the sale rail success locating this comfy linen / pocketed beauty!
I'm hoping that one day brands will shoot garments on a variety of diverse models, but until then I've decided to illustrate pieces that I love on a variety of shapes and sizes. I created the above artwork with a mix of pencil, watercolour, gouache and ink. I did a call out on social media for people who would be happy for me to base my illustrated UK size 8, 14 and 20 models on them. The size 8 is based on @inmysundaybest, the 14 is based on @meetthewildes and the 20 is from my imagination (but with hair inspiration from @mermaidgossip)
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