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Welcome to the Jungle: Studio 8 Thea Dress

How is it that every season Studio 8 London make the perfect green dress? It's like they have a gift! And incidentally this Thea dress arrived as a little gift for me last week from the lovely lot at Studio 8, and I couldn't wait to get it on my body!

Copper Heeled Sandals - Evans (similar here in black)

This season's green wonder is a bit more of a casual vibe. I was drawn to the bold palm print of the Thea dress from the moment I saw it at the Studio 8 Spring Summer press preview late last year. In the midst of the wintery darkness it was so bright and fresh! I am still totally in love with this lush tropical pattern - such a modern take on botanical print, and it totally satiates my love of all things green and leafy.

The lovely Studio 8 ladies sent me a size 24. Due to having a big tum, nowadays I am finding that on dresses with straight cut skirts I need to size up to avoid cling - unless the fabric is really thick and smoothing I am not comfortable with body con. The Thea dress in 24 is not clinging in anyway to my tummy, and has a pretty relaxed fit. It is a bit big on the bust, but not in a way that looks ridiculous, so it's still fine to wear.  The neckline is cut in a low deep V, but they have added an inset panel of the same fabric for modesty, and it just makes for a more interesting neckline. The dress sits just above the knee on my 5'8 frame.

While this would be a fabulous and fun dress for work, I decided to opt for a more casual look. I paired the sleeveless dress with my cropped denim jacket, and some chunky copper heels. This is a great date4 outfit, or for an afternoon spent in a pub garden. I also added my tan leather belt at the waist - it contrasts perfectly with the green and matches my tan bag, and cinches me a little giving the dress more shape. All in all I am pretty pleased with this look. What do you think of the way I have styled it for a casual look?

As I mentioned at the beginning, I have a long standing love of green dresses from Studio 8. You can check out my review this lace beauty I wore to my cousin's wedding, and this silk dream I wore to my brother's wedding. Viva red heads in green dresses!


  1. Love this pattern so much! So fresh and spring like! It does go great with your hair, and you look amazing in it xx

    1. Thanks sweetheart! I am all about this tropical print!

  2. Ooh, I love this. The print is perfect. Your styling is spot on.


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