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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Cecily - a collection of eight elegant dresses. Loving them!

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to an event held by new brand, Cecily. The designers, Sarah and Louise, have known each other since they were at school together. Having pursued independent careers, they have recently launched Cecily and have created a capsule collection of eight beautiful dresses.
 
Here is Sarah, looking stunning in Cecily's Caroline dress. Who needs models?! Louise and Sarah are the best ambassadors possible for their brand.
 

When designing the dresses, Sarah and Louise take great care to ensure that the length is just right, that some designs have full length sleeves in them and that whilst they are fitted, there is enough stretch in the fabric to keep the dresses feeling comfortable all day long.

These shots were taken at an event which Cecily held at Coutts in London. The dresses are perfect for days in the office in that they are simple, stylish and elegant.


This setting looks perfect for showcasing Cecily dresses - just look at that decor. The chandelier is incredible!


The Cecily Helen dress (left) is cut with a little more flare to the skirt, whilst the Anastasia (right) is really elegant, with a striking collar. All of the toiles are fitted on Louise, who is a size 12, as it's really important to Louise and Sarah that their dresses are flattering on everyone. I love the addition of the statement earrings to the Helen dress, which takes it from day to evening brilliantly.


This is Cecily's Josephine dress, which comes in both black and navy. It is the perfect LBD, or LND. I can imagine really feeling the part at work in one of these dresses - especially if you need to kick some ass!


The lovely open neckline of the Sophia style (left) flashes just enough clavicle to be subtley sexy and there's a great design detail on the sleeves.


Here's a closer shot of the Anastasia, which has a pencil style skirt and a narrow waistband to it to give extra shape.


And here's the Anastasia again as worn by Lucy Kite on ITV on Tuesday. It featured on TV several times during the day and was well and truly put to the test. Lucy loved the comfort and fit of it, in particular its length. From what I gather it caused quite a stir on twitter and in the emails that she received, asking where it was from.



The dresses are made in Portugal, in the same factory as the Victoria Beckham collection. In fact, Louise and Sarah were quite excited to see the collection of uber long zips that go into her dresses.


For those women who are desperate for smart, elegant dresses which are designed by ladies who understand what women want from their dresses in terms of length, comfort and design, Cecily is definitely a brand to watch.

19 comments:

  1. Oh wow... these dresses are gorgeous! I can't even choose a favorite. So ladylike. :)

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    1. Hi Cam - they are lovely aren't they? What I really like is how Louise and Sarah are so down to earth and how they apply what they like in a dress to their designs. It makes perfect sense and works really well. I can't choose a favourite either:)

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  2. I adore these dresses, would wear any of them in a heartbeat!

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    1. Hello and thank you so much for dropping by. I am sure that Louise and Sarah will be delighted to hear that. Being a new brand it's great to get such positive feedback and I'm definitely with you on that one!

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  3. These are stunning, but you have to be petite for this look, I would be Miss Trunchbull from Matilda with my shot putters shoulders and no waist or hips!

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    1. Hi, I wonder, would the Angel style not work for you? The v neck should help narrow your shoulders and the nipped in waist and shaping on the hips should give you curves in all the right places. By the way, I love Miss Trunchbull!

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  4. I like the Anastasia, it's very VB!

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    1. Hi! You're so right. It is isn't it? It would be lovely to see it in lots of different colours too.

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  5. The dresses are absolutely gorgeous, but made mainly of polyester! I'm very disappointed - I would not pay a couple of hundred pounds for something that is mainly polyester. Did anyone else notice that or is bothered by it or is it just me who doesn't like polyester?

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    1. Hello and thank you for dropping by. Cecily have very kindly responded to yor comment, as they are in a much better position to do so than I am!

      Hello from Cecily. Thank you for your lovely comments about our designs. In response to the query about the use of polyester, this fabric has come a long way from its outdated reputation of previous decades and is no longer associated with poor quality. Nowadays all the high end brands use it in their blends. Technology has improved and it is now a breathable, wrinkle free, easy care fabric. At Cecily our fabrics are a special blend including polyester under the patented "Ceramica" label which is environmentally friendly and produced in Portugal. We hope that helps. Sarah and Louise.

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  6. Oh My these dresses are so beautiful, I want them all
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