We continue to stock Orientique, as it is a fabulous range.. Founded in 1976 they are Australia's leading cotton label which is sold world wide, synonymous with exclusive artistic prints in beautiful natural fabrics of outstanding quality whilst only working with factories that ensure fair wages and working conditions.
Fabric & Style
Manufactured in 100% certified organic cotton sourced with the Global Organic Textile Standard certification, made from certified organic raw materials with care and attention to detail in India. This dress has so much going for it, purposely oversized it has loads of fabric and movement, featuring a round neckline and cuffed elbow length sleeves, the fitted bodice flares out into a large skirt from the waist level, finished off with hidden side seam pockets and it is fully lined.
Exclusively hand drawn in Orientique's signature urban sketch style, Algarve has been inspired by the beautiful city of Porto in Portugal which has colourful buildings all around the harbour, featuring bold primary colours with an emphasis on blues, finished with a hemline in Portugese style tile patterns, a very clever use of the print in fabric.
Fit & Function
This dress is lovely, I sized down due to the flare on the skirt portion, it feels amazing on very swishy and cool. The bodice is tighter, just be aware if you are a bit 'booby' , the sleeves are wide enough, and the skirt has loads of movement, Orientique is always really well made, and skill is used when placing prints, the different print at the hemline is not a separate piece of fabric
For a visual size reference I am wearing the 18, am 170cm tall and Apple shaped, it finishes just above my ankles. Please note that any other fashion items or jewellery have been photographed for style suggestion only.