The Demeter frilly broderie anglaise dress is the ideal dress for a sunny day. It makes it therefore a need to have if you are looking to update your wardrobe. This white frilly dress has a relaxed fit as it has a wide waistline. The wrinkled strips bring elegance and grace to your outfit. It is very comfortable and easy to wear and you still look stunning!
The very relaxed fit in this white cotton dress is because 25 cm is added to the waist line. Ideal if you don’t want to show off this part of your body. This easy but stunning dress is therefore also suitable if you have a plus size shaped body. The 100% cotton fabric adds to the comfiness of the frilly dress.
This broderie anglaise, or Swiss embroidery, dress has a short raglan sleeve which gives the dress a more sporty feel. The raglan seams turn into a high collar which give this dress a more constructed look. The high collar is finished with a black strip of chiffon with raw edge for a more modern look.
The wrinkled strips on the bottom bring the necessary elegance and grace to the dress. The shirt closure in centre front, finished in black so it breaks through the romantic feel and gives the dress its strong appearance.
How to style this frilly broderie anglaise dress
Wear this frilly broderie anglaise dress with a closed collar for a strong look. To accentuate this strong look combine it with your toughest black heels. A black belt will accentuate that waist and completes that strong look. Wear the dress with an open collar and change to sandals, roll up that sleeve and your summertime look is ready. Very suitable for a sunny seaside picnic. For more broderie anglaise, check out our sleeveless ruffle shirt or our regular Boread shirt.
The origin of broderie anglaise
Broderie anglaise is characterized by patterns composed of round or oval holes, called eyelets, which are cut out of the fabric. The patterns, often depicting flowers, leaves, vines, or stems, by simple embroidery stitches made on the surrounding material. This technique originated in 16th century Eastern Europe, but remains associated with England because of its popularity there during the 19th century. Broderie anglaise was extremely popular in England between 1840 and 1880 for women’s underclothing and children’s wear.