This season we are introducing the cousin of the Antoinette Dress; The Céleste Dress. At first glance it looks a lot like the Antoinette, that's because it's largely inspired by it.. with a key difference. The Céleste Dress can be reversed to be worn with the round neck in front or in back.
Last summer my mum was trying on the Antoinette Dress, which she loved the photos of. But when she tried it on she didn't like how the V-wrap looked in front, and she tried it on backwards. Which looked obviously backwards and she asked me, 'oh can I just wear it like this.' To which I immediately replied 'No'.
But it got me thinking, it would be cool to have this dress worn the other way. So since I had done the To & Fro styles before, I had the base patterns for the style. I basically put together the To & Fro styles with the Antoinette Dress and the Céleste Dress was born.
The Céleste Dress is made from a 100% Organic Cotton Twill fabric in a lustrous Navy Blue color. The material is more rigid and durable. I wanted the dress to look very strong and structured. I was imagining a French woman in Paris wearing it to work, and then on the weekend, gathering flowers at a market with a bag full of baguettes and treats. She looks refined and womanlike but also sweet and feminine.
I also decided to make a Top out of it too! The. Céleste Top is made from a different fabric, but is the exact same cut - just shortened.