Banking on Belinda
You may remember that I attended the launch party of the sexy new Quiksilver Womenswear launch last month, and now that the weather’s hotting up, it’s time to get some of these goodies into your wardrobe.
Don’t normally wear beach brands like Quiksilver? That’s nice, but in case you hadn’t noticed - this isn’t just another surf brand.
QSW is for girls who want the laid-back feel of a sun dress, but want to show a bit of leg. The girl who enjoys a quiet, beach-side mojito with mates on a sunday afternoon, but might not get home ’til six the next morning.
QSW creates a sexy yet relaxed look for every woman whether she likes the beach or not. The brains behind this city-meets-seaside fusion is one Belinda Fairbanks, who is the epitome of beach chic.
With model looks, a healthy tan, balayaged beachy waves and killer style, Fairbanks has taken a predominantly Beach-Wear-Only brand and taken it to new heights.
This collection is like no other in this image and price point. Ranging in price from $59.99 to $199.99, it features vintage inspired printed silks and cottons in tank tops to jumpsuits and everything in between.
On working with QSW, Fairbanks says:
This is hugely exciting for me to be working with Quiksilver on QSW. The opportunity to put some love into a brand that has such an amazing heritage is really cool and I’m looking forward to getting some product out there for our girl, the Quiksilver Women’s customer really is an extension of myself.
Don’t go thinking that just because the designs are breezy that there’s nothing to them. I’ve got the Kiss the Sun dress which fits me superbly. It feels divine and can be worn so many different ways.
Now, I’ve taken some pics of me wearing the dress and I had planned to duck down to the beach to give you a better idea, and also because I’m a bit sick of all the photos of me in my house – so I’m sure you are too!
Alas, it’s raining, windy and a storm is about to arrive so the beach idea wasn’t really plausible. So instead, I’m um….standing in my herb garden and the hedge around the pool.
I had these literal Amazon Woman type images in my head so please - USE YOUR IMAGINATION.
Regardless of the ridiculousness of the photos, you can see the dress and how it’s perfectly adaptable to a number of different ‘looks’.
It looks great on its own with sandals or some wedges/wooden platforms, add a little cropped blazer for a smart casual look, a plain white t-shirt underneath would be cute or even as a base piece and add a whole other top over the top with just the skirt peeking out.
You can’t really go wrong with a little black dress.
Tip: Normally I don’t feel comfortable wearing short dresses (however, this probably isn’t short on most people – I’m 5’10″) and also low dresses, but this has an in-built bra and the handkerchief hem makes it all the more modest so you feel strapped in and secure.
View and buy the range at Surfstitch.
I was gifted this dress by QSW.
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