I recently wrote up an article on how when it comes to style, out of all the seasons, Autumn has always been the most challenging for me. I’ve been making an effort to be more open to trying out different pieces & looks which I wouldn’t naturally gravitate towards, as well as testing out colour shades that I’ve usually steered away from. One of the brands which I’ve found has really helped me over the last month in terms of new style options is Bamboo Body; an ethical & sustainable producer of stylish pieces for men & women, owned & designed right here in Australia. To read more about this sustainably conscious brand, you can check out my recent article here.
A turtleneck never goes out of style!
Going back to my Autumnal fashion dilemma… one of the styles I have fallen back in love with in recent years has been the good old turtleneck! Turtlenecks for me are now a wardrobe essential as the temperature starts to drop, keeping your neck warm and adding a hint of chic to your overall look. Thanks to Bamboo Body, I got to branch out and instead of relying on the standard turtleneck knit top or jumper I’d usually choose, I opted to try out their Ribbed turtleneck dress, which has just been released today. Not a dress I’d usually go for but so happy I tried it out as I really do love it!
This dress is perfect for Autumn & Winter
I chose this dress in black as to me it looks super chic and I was confident it would be easy to style back with a variety of accessories and colours. The material is a light rib composition (70% bamboo, 25% organic cotton & 5% spandex); so it’s going to keep you comfortable during the transitional & unpredictable Autumnal months, when it’s hot in the sunshine yet cooler in the shade and at times pretty windy too. Also, once winter arrives, this classic dress can be worn with layers underneath (like thermals or a slip dress) plus a pair of knee high or over the knee boots to keep your pins warm! The A-line style suits a variety of body shapes and is also perfect for layering this dress over trousers or leggings too.
Why design versatility equals creative style freedom
At first glance, this is a pretty plain piece on its own and one I’d usually overlook in favour for more striking options. However, armed with my new mindset, I realized this dress would actually be quite versatile; it gives you so much freedom to become creative with how to dress it up – shifting the focus to accessories such as belts, shoes & handbags. I opted for a cute cream bow belt from Alannah Hill which cinched in the dress at the waist to define my shape. There’s an abundance of belted styles you could reach for with this dress too – wide, thin, corset, cute, designer logo…the list is endless! This turtleneck dress would transition easily from workwear to drinks after work and even for wearing on the weekends. I styled my Autumn look with a pair of loafers for more laidback vibes and then dressed it up with knee high boots for more of a winter look.
I have tended to gravitate towards statement pieces with my wardrobe a lot, but am now beginning to appreciate the versatility of simple & well-made clothing, which can be dressed up or down, resulting in a myriad of looks for different occasions. This turtleneck knit dress has just been added to the current Bamboo Body collection and is available to purchase online, for AUD $99.95. It’s also available in a Burgundy colour, which is another perfect shade for the cooler seasons, and in a wide range of sizes from XXS to 3XL. To check out this dress and other pieces from their store, head over to Bamboo Body’s website, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.
I hope you have enjoyed this article on Bamboo Body’s new ribbed turtleneck dress – let me know which look you prefer out of the two I have shown (Autumn or Winter) and how you would personally style this yourself, in the comments below!