Another day, another new fashion brand. Well, not quite new. More new to me. Grass Fields is a fashion brand which focuses on creating contemporary, eye-catching and well made clothing inspired by their African heritage. I saw their iconic African printed dresses, skirts and jumpsuits a while back over on Instragram and was impressed by not only the African printed clothing but also the structure and design of the pieces. I had my eye on (yet another) colourful printed maxi dress as this would be perfect for showing off during my city break to Milan (on the blog very soon).
What caught my eye with the Gaelle dress was the A line style dress and how it nips you in the middle and puffs out further down. The dress instantly reminded me of the Victorian style corset dresses, the ones which highlighted your waist and then become gradually larger. As a lover of prints, I loved the colour combination; gold, black and green and the beautiful woven African prints.
Described as a floor sweeping dress, perfect with high heels, I teamed my dress with beige brogues for a more dressed down look. I think if you were shorter than me (i.e 5'8) you would need to wear this with heels as it will skim the floor and you may end up walking over it. I also liked the sweetheart neckline, I had to wear a black top underneath to protect my modesty, but if you have a smaller bust you may be able to get away with just wearing a bra. This dress is perfect for the upcoming long Summer days/nights and also is a must holiday dress. I don't think there will be many people rocking this dress this summer, many of their dresses quickly sell out and are not restocked, so be sure to treat yourself to this or another unique printed African style dress.
The website states that the dress had a back zipper closure, I did not notice this when I wore the dress and having quickly inspected whether this was there (for the blog post) it wasn't so maybe this an error on their website. The Gaelle dress retails at £120, which I think for the quality and the intricacy of the fabrics is worth it.
Disclaimer: I reviewed this dress because I loved the prints, I was not asked to review this product.