Today I decided to road test my Happy Weekend dress from Capsule Australia. It only had to stand up to a chilly morning of teaching, a quick break for lunch and the small one “Have milk ‘fore Mummy goes?”, a drive down the peninsula and an afternoon of more teaching in a small, stuffy room. Easy, right?
I paired with black leggings (lucky this dress is such a dark navy you can totally get away with it!), a skinny belt slouched around my hips and black ballet flats. Underneath, a trusty nursing-friendly tank/singlet top. Since the neckline on this is a nice change from most bf-friendly clothes (high and round), I figured I’d need to lift the hem to feed.
Teaching morning complete, I came upstairs to the demands of “Mummy! Milk PLEASE!” (You’d think we starved her, but she’s fighting a cold and hey, whatever works. Belt off, dress up and excellent- I’m all still covered and the nice a-line shape of the skirt means I could probably show very little skin even without the singlet under. GOOD TO KNOW.
As I escape the sticky fingers and grab car keys, I leave my belt lying on the bed and instead tie an experimental knot off to one side with a hank of skirt. Works well, and would look good layered over another short skirt, but I don’t have time to change, so knotted over leggings it is!
Get out of car an hour later and realise it’s ten degrees warmer. Fortunately we’ve had a spate of warm weather and I don’t NEED to wear leggings (this is code that my legs are not hairy enough to shock anyone), so I just take them off in the car and hey presto! Check out my sweet summer frock
Luckily, it also goes very nicely with a certain ring sling I like a lot…
In short: this is working for me. It’s not my usual style, but it’s a gorgeously flexible and easy piece to have kicking around. It’s light enough to wear to the beach and horrendously comfortable; easy to layer with neutrals and work in every season, and would be a great dress to follow you through a pregnancy and beyond, with a forgiving drape and weight to the fabric. I ordered an au size 10 (what I usually wear) and I think the sizes are quite generous; next time I’ll be eyeing off a size 8 go forth! Enter with our handy dandy widget and score one of your own- we get to draw THREE winners on Friday!