Tagged: vintage with an edge x


So excited!!! – These are four of the summer dresses we have been working on over the past few weeks…Normally all the ‘developing collection’ pics are posted on our ‘latest MasonBentley page’..but I think these deserve a little more limelight..

The nostalgia of these dresses is in the magic of re-discovery…the basic patterns have all been taken from vintage dresses  – and then re-worked so none of the character is lost but there is an added attitude or ease of wearability (i.e. zips in easy places) to reflect our modern day living.  The pictures below show the dresses  primarily in the pale taupey beige broiderie anglais which is a gorgeous colour but we also plan to do them in white and black..and there is a winter version of the Valentina in the pipeline…

The dresses were all designed with different body shapes in mind..spot the one to suit you..I hope you like!

photo-107This is the Valentina. Dress up or dress down.  Perfect for an English summer wedding when you can’t rely on the sun. Or put on a pair of flip-flops and head out to the shops..photo-108IMG_1794This is the Billie.  It’s simplicity and ease of movement is a joy – it will look good no matter how high the temperature rises… a pair of wedges, large sunnies and a straw bag and you are good to go.  The belt can also be worn to the front with a large bow – Anna is just improvising without the official belt in this pic..but note the shape to the hem to show a flash of leg – the split and the curve – J’adore.

photo-106The Grace.  Youthful, elegant, fresh.  Dress up for dinner..or just wear on a summers day to pick up the kids from school.. feel a million dollars…the ‘dress’ has to be the ultimate capsule wardrobe.  Full stop.  No faffing with what goes with what – it’s on..and you’re off…


The Bergman.  A hint to Anna’s Swedish heritage.  A summer dress to get you noticed..wear this and you know people will comment…but it’s still a cotton summer dress..

Love ’em!!!

Laters, Kate x