Dress: Leona Edmiston

Shoes: Chie Mihara


Don’t you just LOVE this dress? I spotted it on the Leona Edmiston Facebook Page a few weeks ago, and fell head-over-heels for the ruched front and bold floral print.   Theoretically I hunted it down in the shops just for a sticky beak. But I didn’t expect it to fit so well or look so good.

The fabric is the typical Edmiston jersey; it could probably survive a nuclear strike, and it’d still come out the other end unscathed. It’s got reds, yellows, blues and greens and will go pretty magnificently with just about every pair of shoes I own.

The wide neckline shows off my collarbones to great effect and the elbow-length sleeves will make it a great trans-seasonal piece. The ruched front really plays up my curves, and my Mum tells me my ass looks great too.

All in all it was well worth the pretty hefty (for me) price tag – especially as I was able to take advantage of the 20% and $20 off promotions.

Favourite feature? The “Jaffa“-esque buttons. They’ve had me craving orange/chocolate lollies for days now.


45 thoughts on “Jaffa

  1. Oh my! What a stunning dress, and you look absolutely gorgeous in it!
    It looks just like it was made for you!

    Congrats on finding your wedding dress too!


  2. I liked your pics so much I went and checked out the website, and have to say the dress looks even better on you than it does on the model. You look fabulous.

  3. This is floral done right! I wanted one too, but alas I would need one size bigger then they make and wow that is one expensive jersey dress. It looks totally amazing on you though.

  4. Wow! I don’t often comment, but I love, love, love this dress on you. It’s amazing! Just gorgeous. You look fantastic.

  5. Lilli, you had me at ruched front! I want to hug whoever invented it! It is the most curvy girl friendly detail I have ever seen! I love the colorful print of the dress. It totally suits you! You look great!

  6. Totally worth the money, whatever it cost- you look DYNAMITE! It would look great with the Poetic License shoes too 🙂

  7. I LOVE leona! I love this dress! Looks gorgeous and the buttons pop just right! The material is so brightly pretty!
    Yes they are expensive but…..but….they will last forever…and never go out of fashion…and you wear them heaps cos they look good…and…….. Good Buy!

  8. i’m a regular reader of your blog and have never commented, but i gotta say, i LOVE this dress of you. you look amazing! well worth the price tag!

  9. Holy smokes. This dress is amazing. I want one. But yeah, I cannot afford a $500 dress. I’d need a lot of sales to make this plausible! Kudos to you for stalking one — it was worth it!

  10. Hey Lilli! Love your website. Just a general comment: how about a side view of your outfits? I often wonder what they look like side on (especially your shoes!).

    Thanks heaps, keep up the good work 🙂

  11. I think Leona Edmiston just had a sudden run on this Dress because of how fabulous you look in it must agree with the_queen_of_cheese the Dress looks better on you than the Model it’s gorgeous.

  12. awww, I love this retro-inspired wiggle dress 🙂 Sadly, I dare say I could make this dress for myself for $80. Looking forward to trying it out, and saving $420 in the process.

    when you can sew/construct, $500 = LOL

  13. Love that print! I really want to get that print in the Annette style maxi dress, but not until sale time. 🙂

  14. That dress makes your body look amazing! It makes your waist look teeny tiny. Love it and it looks so pretty on you. 🙂

  15. I adore this dress – you look fab in it. I tried it on the other day and refereed to the buttons as Jaffas too!

    But I really love her ‘ Mia; dress in the botanical print more at the moment. I feel like such a lady in Leona’s designs (but sadly can’t afford them often either).

  16. WOW!!! This is a stunning outfit! My gosh I found out about your blog via pininterest! I’m looking for an outfit for myself and it’s really nice to be able to see different options. Really love your blog!!!! I’m bookmarking it now. Thank you so very much!

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